The 2021 Guelph CAMA Student Chapter team

University of Guelph students win marketing competition

CAMA student team beats 23 other schools with novel yogurt product

Reading Time: 3 minutes For the first time in nearly 20 years, the Guelph student chapter of the Canadian Agri-Marketing Association (CAMA) has won the student competition at the annual National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) student chapter marketing competition. Each year, 20 to 30 teams from universities and colleges in the U.S. and Canada participate in this competition, where they […] Read more

Soybeans have been the focus of many new products developed by students in the 25 years of Project SOY.

Innovation competition spurs creative product development

Soy-based anti-chafing cream one of 2021’s Project SOY winners

Reading Time: 3 minutes A long-running student competition at the University of Guelph that promotes creative innovation for new product development marked its 25th anniversary at the end of March with its annual awards ceremony.  The winners of Project SOY Plus 2021 included an anti-chafing cream made of soybeans, a vegan yogurt using chickpeas, and a dietary supplement infused […] Read more

Over 70 years the layer of tillage doubled in depth.

Working soils deeper moves carbon lower

Research shows carbon levels are relatively stable over 70 years, but deeper in the soil

Reading Time: 2 minutes Soil carbon concentration has decreased since the 1950s but the plow layer has deepened and diluted the carbon content. This makes it difficult to accurately compare carbon concentrations as a dilution factor must be considered, say researchers at the University of Guelph.  “That is not the only factor contributing to that decrease in carbon concentration […] Read more

The Burford-area research farm of Trouw Nutrition, still with its out-dated Nutreco AgResearch label on Google Maps.

Burford research farm sold

Trouw Nutrition shifts to universities and ‘validation farms’

Reading Time: 3 minutes More than 800 acres of farmland, livestock barns for three species as well as several houses were recently sold, marking the end of nearly 30 years of agricultural research at what’s known as the Burford Research Farm. “After a thorough evaluation, we have updated our R&D (research and development) strategy to expand our validation farm […] Read more

Opinion: Agriculture needs a social contract with consumers

Opinion: Agriculture needs a social contract with consumers

A conversation with consumers should be a reality for many agriculture markets

Reading Time: 3 minutes I had several interactions recently that raised the issue of trust or social licence for agriculture to me again.  I continue to be struck by the fact that many in agriculture think that if we just tell the public how good we are, they will trust and like us and give us the “licence,” or […] Read more


The Asian Longhorned tick was first found in North America on a farm in New Jersey. It has not yet been found in Canada.

Early reporting and biosafety protocols needed for disease control

Farmers are generally the first to notice emerging infectious diseases and viruses

Reading Time: 3 minutes Farmers are at the front line of disease identification, a role that’s not always recognized. Why it matters: Infectious diseases pose a risk to animal and human health, farm production and have trade implications.  “I think this year has shown us why we pay attention to infectious diseases,” said Dr. Scott Weese, professor at Ontario […] Read more

Artificially created dairy proteins are poised to trim market share from the traditional dairy products sector.

Artificial ingredients could reach dairy market first

Reading Time: < 1 minute The dairy sector will have challenges coming soon, especially as they relate to artificially created dairy proteins. Evan Fraser, director of the Arrell Food Institute at the University of Guelph, told the recent Dairy Farmers of Ontario annual meeting that there will be several issues for dairy farmers and regulators to grapple with. A San […] Read more

New agricultural worker safety course launched

New agricultural worker safety course launched

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) is launching an online training program for workers new to the agricultural sector, created in partnership with the University of Guelph — Ridgetown Campus Business Development Centre. The Ontario Agriculture Worker Safety and Awareness Certificate is geared towards helping job seekers become more familiar with on-farm safety, while making […] Read more


A new assistant professor in meat science and muscle biology has joined the University of Guelph.

New meat scientist joins University of Guelph faculty

Latest hire continues rejuvenation of Guelph’s Animal Biosciences department

Reading Time: 3 minutes Professor Marcio Duarte is expected to soon join the University of Guelph’s Department of Animal Biosciences as assistant professor in meat science and muscle biology. Duarte is currently an assistant professor in animal science at the Universidade Federal de Viçosa in Brazil. Beef cattle are his main focus, although he also collaborates on swine research […] Read more

Agriculture investor partners with University of Guelph

SVG Ventures is considered the largest investor in agriculture startups in the world

Reading Time: 2 minutes The University of Guelph and SVG Ventures | Thrive, one of the world’s largest funders and accelerators of agriculture innovation, have announced a partnership. SVG Ventures | THRIVE is a Silicon Valley company that is connected to 5,000 startup companies in agriculture and food from 100 countries. It has made 40 investments in agriculture technology, […] Read more