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Specialty Cropportunities combines agronomic and marketing information with profiles on 100 specialty crops.

If you’re a specialty crop grower in Ontario, you might have had a hard time getting your hands on agronomic practice information for our province. Ontario specialty crops research was lacking and the research that had been done wasn’t easy to find. In some cases information, which was once available, was lost because a permanent database was never created. The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) understood the problem and decided to create an interactive, online resource for specialty…Read More

Specialty Cropportunities

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Brought to you by OMAF and MRA

Would you like to learn more about programs and resources in agricultural business, risk management, and innovation, including Growing Forward 2?  Are you interested in exploring the potential and pitfalls of various crop alternatives for your farm?

•    Sure you can grow these things, but is there a market and do you want to be in it? Are you looking for alternative crop opportunities to diversify your operation? Talk to the specialists with expertise in specialty crops, vegetables, fruit, tree nuts, industrial crops, irrigation, and more.
•    What programs are you eligible for and how do you access them? Is there support under Growing Forward 2 to help area farm businesses with innovation or transition?  Business specialists with OMAF and MRA – those who know the programs inside and out – will be on hand to steer you through.

Drop in on Wednesday, January 22 to talk one-on-one with OMAF and MRA business and crop specialists.  Browse our displays, resources, and online tools.  The Crop and Business Showcase will be at the Roma Club in Leamington from 9 to 11 am and at the Countryview Golf Course near Chatham from 2 – 4 pm.
The event is open to all interested growers.  Drop in during showcase hours to browse the displays and talk to OMAF and MRA specialists.  There is no charge and no pre-registration is required.

Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 (drop in anytime during Showcase hours)
9:00 – 11:00 am
Roma Club
19 Seacliff Dr. E, Leamington
2:00 – 4:00 pm
Countryview Golf Course
25393 St. Clair Rd. (Hwy 40), between Chatham and Wallaceburg

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