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AAFC invests in Canadian youth in ag

With funds under the AgriCompetitiveness Program, these three organizations will deliver important programming and initiatives that help to develop the future generation of agricultural leaders.

OMAFRA: Fire blight prediction maps now available

The level of risk indicated by the maps assumes the presence of open blossoms and dew or rain to wet the blossoms – both of which are necessary for fire blight infection to occur.

Is your operation ready for its close-up?

Take us to your operation and show us the ins and outs of your cropping season. Your photo could be featured on the cover of Fruit & Vegetable’s November issue.
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Examining the Organic Market Report

Using in-depth data from leading market researchers, the report catalogues the strength of Ontario’s demand for organic products and tracks the growth of the organic sector and opportunities for new producers. The report is a key resource for producers seeking to better understand how the organic market is growing and to identify underserved markets. » Read more...

Top 4 Under 40 podcast: Alex Chesney

Alex Chesney grew up on her family’s fruit and vegetable farm, Thames River Melons Ltd., and is now using her training as a registered dietician to make clear connections for consumers between nutrition and agriculture. In this episode, Chesney discusses how consumer interest helps drive change and the importance of promoting health – both physical and mental – for growers. » Read more...
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