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The ‘Canada Brand’ is back to help agri-food businesses with marketing

The federal government announced an update to the Canada Brand to help agri-food businesses take advantage of digital platforms amid rising e-commerce trends.

New Ontario college program on ag equipment to help fill labour gap

Conestoga College is developing a new program that will provide education and training in the latest agricultural equipment.

Recipients of Excellence in Agriculture Awards announced

The Ontario government kicked off Ontario Agriculture Week by announcing the winners of the 2020 Excellence in Agriculture Awards: Burnbrae Farms, Austin Bruch, Transport Genie, Green Table Foods, and Foodshare Toronto.
SPonsored Spotlight 

Are you safety ready? 

AgSafe’s Safety Ready website is a self-assessment tool designed to assist agricultural organizations in British Columbia assess their current safety management system, and readiness for the safety Certificate of Recognition (COR) program.

The Safety Ready tool keeps your progress tracking reports, readiness summaries, past audit reports all in one convenient place, and provides feedback to help identify areas of safety where you may need assistance from an AgSafe safety advisor or consultant.   

There is no cost to use the Safety Ready self-assessment tool. Set up your Safety Ready Self-Assessment account today.  >> Click Here

Applications open for funding to improve on-farm working conditions

Applications are now being accepted for the $35-million Emergency On-Farm Support Fund in certain provinces and territories to improve working and living conditions for farm workers. The Fund is currently not available in Ontario, Quebec, B.C. and Nova Scotia, but discussions are ongoing and announcements are expected in the coming weeks. » Read more...
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IWCA Q&A: Problem solver

In this weekly series, catch the highlights from interviews done with the Influential Women in Canadian Agriculture (IWCA) finalists. This week, learn more about Barbara Cade-Menun who is a world leader in studying phosphorus cycling in water, soils and plants. Cade-Menun shares the biggest risk she’s taken and what advice she would give others. » Read more...
Sponsored Spotlight 

The Eco-Friendly Alternative to Chemical Weed Control!

Check out the Clemens RADIUS SL+ equipped with sensitive feelers for clean working around the vine. Your soil will feel revitalized encouraging optimal soil condition. The RADIUS SL+ can be fitted in various positions, at the back, between the axles, at the front and on both sides. The Radius is versatile and can be used with a variety of front tools and other equipment. Lakeview Vineyard Equipment Inc. will custom fit your RADIUS SL+ for your specific tractor, vineyard and/or orchard! Contact us today! >> Learn more
Virtual Events 

Manitoba Horticulture School Webinar Series

The upcoming session on October 8 at 1:30 CDT will discuss staying profitable in the COVID-19 era, grasshopper management, and provide a 2020 fruit crops season summary. » Learn more

Influential Women in Canadian Agriculture Summit

Register for a virtual mentorship event on October 20 with some of the most influential leaders in Canadian agriculture. » Learn more

Arrell Food Summit 2020

The Summit is going digital in 2020 as an online event from Nov. 18 to 20, 2020. » Learn more