Grain Farmers of Ontario (GFO) has launched a new video series to help researchers, post-secondary educators, policy makers and students gain better foundational knowledge of grain farming in Ontario.
The Ontario Grain Farming 101 video series covers a wide range of topics including farm business management, the technology used by farmers, the sustainability initiatives that are practiced on Ontario grain farms, as well as other important topics.
The goal is to help those not directly involved in farming operations better understand exactly how a grain farm operates. Paul Hoekstra, GFO's vice president of strategic development, said in a release the organization wants to "ensure that research teams and policy makers have a resource that helps them understand the key decisions made by farmers. This video series will help bridge the gap between what goes on in the lab and what happens out in the field."
Each of the 10 videos will broaden knowledge on what it is like to be on a grain farm in Ontario and how the different aspects of farming affect decision making. Until August 25, 2021, participants who watch each video and answer skill testing questions, will have a chance to win one of three Grain Farmers of Ontario prize packs.
The videos can be viewed here.