Archive for May, 2016

June 22 and 23 our OMAFRA Swine Team will be in Stratford at Pork Congress. Drop by to meet the team and learn about creep feeding options, animal welfare issues, marketing information, toys for pigs and more.

Pork Congress

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CleanFARMS, an agricultural waste stewardship organization, is encouraging Ontario farmers to return empty seed and pesticide bags after they have finished planting this spring.

“Ontario farmers have been returning empty pesticide and fertilizer containers for decades. Now they can add empty seed and pesticide bags to the list of things they can divert from the landfill,” said Barry Friesen, general manager of CleanFARMS.


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Statistics Canada is pleased to announce that the 2016 Census of Population and the 2016 Census of Agriculture began May 2nd.

Canadians will receive a letter in the mail that includes instructions on how to complete the census questionnaire. Completing the census online is quick, easy and secure.

The Census of Population collects demographic information on every person living in Canada, while the Census of Agriculture collects information about every agricultural operation in Canada. Both are crucial for community planning.

Informed decisions regarding services like education, employment, healthcare and community development are all made based on answers provided in the Census of Population. The Census of Agriculture, meanwhile, identifies trends and provides factual information on emerging issues, opportunities and challenges within the agricultural community.

More information on the 2016 censuses can be found on the census website at www.census.gc.ca.

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Originally posted on ONvegetables by Janice LeBoeuf

CaptureHave you ever had to extract a piece of equipment that was stuck in the mud? There’s a lot that can go wrong. Purdue University Extension has an excellent publication (free pdf download) called “Extracting stuck equipment safely” that I hope you’ll take the time to read. It could save a life.

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