Students learn about farming through art

Reading Time: < 1 minute Good in Every Grain and CAFM are delivering art-inspired agriculture activities that incorporate key concepts in the Grade 1 to Grade 4 Ontario curriculum. “Students are more interested than ever in the connection between food, the environment and nutrition,” said Victoria Berry, manager of communications at Grain Farmers of Ontario. As part of the program, […] Read more

Nitrogen application innovation wins award

Nitrogen application innovation wins award

Reading Time: < 1 minute David and Roger Buurma’s ingenuity in developing a low-cost solution for side-dressing nitrogen in corn has won them the 2021 Don Hill Legacy Award. The Lambton County grain farmers have developed an easy-to-use rubber hose dropping system that enables efficient, accurate nitrogen delivery into a taller corn canopy using the 120-foot boom on their self-propelled […] Read more

Snobelen Farms celebrates 50 years

Reading Time: < 1 minute Snobelen Farms is celebrating its 50th anniversary throughout 2021.  In 1971, Mike and Judy Snobelen started the business with two grain bins on their home farm near Ripley, Ont. The business now operates eight elevator locations across southwestern Ontario and employs about 60 full-time employees.  Snobelen Farms remains an independent, family-owned company specializing in the […] Read more

Agriculture Carbon Alliance grows in numbers

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Agriculture Carbon Alliance (ACA) announced that four more members have joined the new organization.  New to the alliance are Canadian Forage and Grassland Association, the National Sheep Network, the National Cattle Feeders’ Association, and the Dairy Farmers of Canada. The ACA was formed to ensure that Canadian farmers and ranchers are included in important […] Read more

Farm-created plastic management gets federal funding

Reading Time: < 1 minute The federal government is investing $4.5 million in five projects to improve plastic waste management from farms and advance bioplastics research. Marie-Claude Bibeau, Canada’s minister of agriculture and agri-food made a recent announcement alongside Cleanfarms, the national non-profit industry stewardship organization. Cleanfarms will receive up to $1.1 million through the Canadian Agricultural Strategic Priorities Program […] Read more

Pascal Bouilly returns as veal farmers board chair

Reading Time: < 1 minute Veal Farmers of Ontario (VFO) recently announced the re-election of Pascal Bouilly as chair and the election of Cameron Knip as vice chair, at a recent meeting of the board of directors. Bouilly, the dairy calf supply chain manager with Delft Blue Veal in Cambridge, was appointed to the VFO Board of Directors in 2015 […] Read more

Species at Risk program opens soon

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Species At Risk Farm Incentive Program is back for 2021. Eligible best management practices include activities around croplands, grasslands, shorelines, stream banks, wetlands and woodlands. Many opportunities are available to support critical habitat through SARFIP, including for example cross fencing for rotational grazing, watering systems for livestock, native tree planting, improved stream crossings, native […] Read more

Agri-Food network gets greater funding

Reading Time: < 1 minute For the first time in its 10-year history, the Eastern Ontario Agri-Food Network (EOAN) has funding commitments from three municipalities in the region.  This year the United Counties of SDG and the City of Cornwall have joined with the United Counties of Prescott and Russell in making substantial financial commitments to the network to expand […] Read more

AGvisorPRO to be available in xarvio Scouting app

Reading Time: < 1 minute BASF Digital Farming (BASF) has signed an agreement with AGvisorPRO to provide farmers, who have identified in-field problems using the xarvio Scouting application (app) on their smartphone, with expanded access to a local, accredited agronomic advisors.  The agreement pairs the capabilities of two digital farming applications – BASF Digital Farming’s Xarvio Scouting with AGvisorPRO. Both […] Read more

Dairy farmers offered free safety vests

Reading Time: < 1 minute Purina is promoting safety on dairy farms by giving away free safety vests through their Be Safe. Be Seen. campaign.  From March 8 through April 8 Canadian dairies can claim up to two safety vests, in various sizes including kids, at Purina ProActiv on Facebook while supplies last. “While a safety vest may not prevent […] Read more