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October 16, 2019
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The Ontario government shows support for the province’s farmers’ markets

The Ontario Farm Fresh Marketing Association and Farmers' Markets Ontario recently received an investment from the provincial government.

Health study launches cookbook aimed at cutting food waste

Canadian families waste hundreds of kilos of food a year, but now researchers from the Guelph Family Health Study have created a cookbook that promises to help.

Prof. honoured for decades of asparagus development

Since the late 1980s, David Woly has focused on producing hardy asparagus for colder northern winters to improve yield, quality and disease resistance.
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AG Safe

3 Steps to Your Safety Certificate of Recognition

The Certificate of Recognition (COR) program is an incentive program that recognizes and rewards agricultural employers in British Columbia for implementing an effective Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) program.

AgSafe is the non-profit health and safety association for agricultural producers in B.C., providing on-site safety consultation and education, as well as online workplace safety resources and materials. AgSafe is also the WorkSafeBC COR Certifying Partner for B.C.’s agricultural-associated industries and offers the COR program for large and small employers.
» Click here to learn more about AgSafe’s COR Program.
Featured Articles 
Cultivating safety

Cultivating safety technology in the agriculture sector

Agriculture is a hugely diverse industry with a host of challenges. In a competitive market, farmers are under increasing pressure to improve productivity and profit. However, striking a balance between this and safety is crucial to protect workers and prevent workplace fatalities. In Canada, agriculture is the third most hazardous industry. Incidents involving machinery account for more than 70 per cent of fatalities in the sector. » Read more...
Video contest

Share your videos for a chance to win

Did you capture some great videos on your farm this season? F&V wants to see the action that took place on your farm this year. Share a video clip from your operation for a chance to win two tickets to the 2020 Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention and $500! » Read more...
Invasive Plants

Researchers explore new control tool for invasive plants

An interdisciplinary team of researchers at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre has discovered a new approach to control and eradicate invasive plants and weeds. Vineland’s innovative solution utilizes the unique natural chemistry of invasive plants as a source of new sustainable control tool. » Read More
Island farmers

New soil health testing service for Island farmers

A new soil health test is available to Island farmers to measure soil quality and provide additional tools to assist them in understanding soil health. The testing service is free and available to Island farmers and watershed groups. » Read More
Plastic waste

Ontario innovation will help reduce on-farm plastic waste

The OFA is supporting a new research project to develop biodegradable bale wrap and twine. Plastic twine and bale wrap used on farms has limited recycling options, often ending up in municipal landfills, and OFA is hoping this new product, and the technology used to develop it, will offer solutions to reduce on-farm plastic use. » Read More

Vegetable pest and production workshops

October 29-30
Location: Kemptville, Ont.
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2019 BC Seed Gathering

November 8-9
Location: Richmond, B.C.
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