Archive for November, 2013

Attention Canada’s Young Farmers!

Grab your video camera, digital camera or even your cell phone! Make a video, one minute or less, on What does your generation bring to the farm table? How is your generation different from your parents’ or grandparents’ generation? What do you bring that is new and innovative to the farm business?
Enter your video in Farm Management Canada’s Y We Farm ~ A Young Farmer Video Competition to win an all-expenses paid trip to attend the FarmTech Conference.
FarmTech is Canada’s premier crop production and farm management conference taking place in Edmonton, January 28-30, 2014.
Visit Farm Management Canada’s website for full competition details –

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The following is a notice from Ontario Pork:

PED Telephone Town Hall For Industry on November 27th
Ontario Pork is hosting a Telephone Town Hall on Wednesday, November 27th between 12:00 and 1:00PM EST for the provincial pork industry. We will be automatically dialing out to our producers and others in the pork industry who have registered for the event and have provided us with their phone number(s). Featured speakers, Dr. Greg Douglas, Chief Veterinarian for Ontario and Dr. Doug MacDougald, South West Ontario Veterinary Services will provide a status update on Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED).

Topics to be discussed include:

▪ identification of biosecurity gaps and solutions

▪ PED surveillance on trucks returning from the U.S.

▪ investigation of an index case plan for virus containment and elimination

*If you are a pork producer, or have registered you should receive a pre-call invitation on Monday, November 25 at approximately noon.  If you do not receive an invitation call, but are interested to join the Telephone Town Hall next Wednesday, please register, using the link below.

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Hold Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 for the 33rd Annual Centralia Swine Research Update in Kirkton.

Centralia 2014 logo smallCentralia Swine Research Update aims to bring recent research results and practical information to the Ontario pork industry.


Dr. Kees de Lange, University of Guelph on “Feeding Intact Males for Market”

Dr. Yolande Seddon, Prairie Swine Centre on “Sow Lameness” and other aspects of sow management

Also, a PED Update and many other topics will be on the agenda. Follow http://www.CentraliaSwineResearch.ca for full program details and registration information, coming soon.

A great program, a great lunch, and a great networking opportunity all in one. Past proceedings of this meeting are available on the website.

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Excellence Award for Ag Students Now Open

Farm Management Canada (FMC) and the Canadian Association of Diploma in Agriculture Programs (CADAP) have joined forces to offer an award designed to encourage students to improve their communication and leadership skills through a national video competition.

FMC and CADAP are collecting submissions from agricultural students across Canada and will award three winners with $1,000 towards furthering their education in agriculture.

The award is designed to help students develop their communication skills by having the opportunity to voice their opinion on a on a subject related to farm management.

Students are asked to submit videos, responding to the following question:
What key skills has your educational institution taught you about farm management that will be most useful in your career? Please explain why these are important?
All applications must be received no later than May 9th, 2014.

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