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Ontario expands Agri-food Workplace Protection Program by $11.6M

The expanded program will also include a new category for small capital projects of up to $100,000 for housing modifications, workplace modifications and equipment to allow greater physical distancing for workers.

Government announces support for three new community-led Indigenous agriculture projects

The three initiatives will work to increase extension services for Indigenous farmers, grow traditional plants, and promote agritourism in Wikwemikong.

New director named for U of G’s Ridgetown Campus

Brett Shepherd, two-time U of G graduate and previous director of operations for the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board’s southwest region, has been named director of the University of Guelph’s Ridgetown Campus.
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Cranberries: the bitter berry that offers a sweet taste of success

A brief look at the cranberry in Canada following the long weekend. In Canada, Quebec leads in cranberry production, even becoming the global leader in organic cranberry production. British Columbia makes up 29 per cent of the Canadian market, but faces slightly more challenging weather conditions compared to Quebec. » Read more...
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IWCA Q&A: Work hard, worry less

In this weekly series, catch the highlights from interviews done with the Influential Women in Canadian Agriculture (IWCA) finalists. This week, University of Guelph professor Laura Van Eerd shares her strong roots in agriculture, pragmatic advice to stay solutions-oriented, and hopes for the future of environmental stewardship. » Read more...
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Backyard Bounty

Grow more food, with less work, in any yard – now completely revised and expanded!
Now completely updated and expanded, Backyard Bounty will demystify gardening, bringing it back to the down-to-earth, environmentally practical activity that anyone can enjoy.
Perfect for novice and experienced gardeners alike, Backyard Bounty shows how even the smallest garden can produce a surprising amount of food twelve months of the year. >> Learn more
Virtual Events 

Influential Women in Canadian Agriculture Summit

The on-demand sessions for this upcoming event on October 20 are now live! Register to view the on-demand sessions. » 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