The Ridgetown Campus of the University of Guelph educates many in Ontario’s agriculture community.

Ridgetown Campus looking for new director

Ken McEwan will be returning to research and teaching

Reading Time: 2 minutes The search is on for the 11th director of the University of Guelph’s Ridgetown Campus, in preparation for the end of Ken McEwan’s stint. McEwan will be director until June 2020. He will then support new infrastructure initiatives on the University of Guelph’s Ridgetown Campus for a transitionary year, with a focus on completing fundraising […] Read more

The new meat science laboratory includes a student observation deck.

Federally licensed university abattoir upgraded

University of Guelph abattoir helps small research projects get processed

Reading Time: 3 minutes The University of Guelph is home to the only federally licensed university abattoir in Canada. The almost 50-year-old facility recently underwent a $2.5 million overhaul, re-opening last year as a modern meat science laboratory. Why it matters: Large commercial abattoirs find it difficult to accommodate small pilot projects and most smaller plants lack the necessary […] Read more

Kemptville College alumni peruse artifacts and memorabilia from their college days in the newly opened Kemptville College Alumni Historical Building.

Kemptville alumni open memorabilia building

The building will provide a place of focus for graduates of the now-closed college

Reading Time: 2 minutes The historical artifacts from Kemptville College have a new home. The grand opening of a new building for the now-defunct college’s artifacts was celebrated at the alumni’s annual reunion held at the Lombardy Fairgrounds over the Aug. 24 weekend. Why it matters: Kemptville College educated generations of Ontario farmers before it was closed in 2015. […] Read more

Why won’t consumers listen?

Farmers have been trying to engage consumers for years — yet the work has had little impact

Reading Time: 6 minutes It happens at farm meetings across Canada. Speakers use words like “engagement” and then talk about how farmers can use Twitter and Facebook to influence people. This has been happening for years at agricultural conferences across Canada. Because of all those presentations, thousands of producers now use social media to connect with consumers and explain […] Read more

Cover crops are one of the ways that soil health can be enhanced.

Donation to boost soil health outreach

Donors aim to make sure best soil health information reaches farmers

Reading Time: 2 minutes The University of Guelph marked World Soil Day by announcing a $500,000 donation for soil health outreach in Ontario. The donation was made by Lillie Ann Morris, who has worked for more than four decades in agricultural advertising sales, Glacier FarmMedia, publisher of Farmtario and the agricultural division of information communications company Glacier Media Inc., […] Read more

Community to ‘transform’ Guelph’s Kemptville ag campus

Reading Time: 3 minutes The home municipality for Ontario Agricultural College’s (OAC) former Kemptville campus is set to remake the site as an “education and community hub.” The municipality of North Grenville, which includes Kemptville, about 40 km south of Ottawa, closed a deal in December to purchase the Kemptville ag campus, with the official transfer due to take […] Read more

Guelph animal science department rebrands

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Ontario Agricultural College’s department of animal and poultry science has hatched a new name meant to better take in the scope of its work. The new name, the Department of Animal Biosciences, “helps describe the department’s evolution from a livestock husbandry department in the 1870s to the highly dynamic and integrated department it is […] Read more

Ont. group to weigh school models for Kemptville

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Ontario government has set up its working group to consider options for the Ontario Agricultural College’s Kemptville campus beyond this year. The University of Guelph, which operates OAC, announced in spring 2014 it would wind down operations at its Kemptville and Alfred satellite campuses and consolidate its ag education and research operations at its […] Read more