By Jason McBride, Macleans.ca Published November 2, 2011 This past September, New Brunswick’s Mount Allison University held an event unprecedented in its 172-year-long history: a you-pick potato harvest. For the first five Saturdays of the new school year, students and Sackville residents were able to pick Russet and Superior potatoes […]
Glenn Cheater for farmcentre.com Published November 28, 2011
Some people fear change. The Alary family laughs about it.
“When we sit down to talk about the business, we talk about today but also about the future – we talk about the farm but also about our lives,” says Frédérick Alary. “We […]
House and Senate members recently announced the introduction of the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Opportunity Act of 2011 [H.R. 3236], a comprehensive bill intended for inclusion in the 2012 Farm Bill that highlights federal programs that help support economic opportunities for young and beginning farmers and ranchers. […]
To everyone interested in helping to shape priority issues for the Right to Food Mission to Canada,
The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food will be conducting an official country Mission to Canada May 5-15 2012. This is his first Mission to an OECD country. The Special Rapporteur […]
Canadian Organic Growers Perth-Waterloo-Wellington is proud to announce that they have created an online, searchable database that exclusively contains certified organic seeds.
You can browse through our online seed “catalogue” of nearly 20 organic seed suppliers at www.FindOrganicSeed.ca as of today. It’s also possible to print off a […]
Katimavik Intern Erin, spends a day at the University of Guelph…
On Friday, November 18 2011, I went to the University of Guelph for a day to check out the Organic Agriculture program. It was a nice, early morning bike ride, crisp air hinting at snow.
I attended the Gateway […]
By Isolde Raftery, The New York Times Published: November 12, 2011 Emily Oakley, who had worked on an organic farm in California, moved with her husband, Mike Appel, to Oaks, Okla., in pursuit of cheap farmland. But even though they had $25,000 saved, the couple could not get a […]
Made available through the University of Manitoba’s natural systems agriculture is a study on grazed green manures.
Legume green manure crops are the foundation of successful organic grain production systems. These crops are able to partner with Rhizobiumbacteria in the soil to fix atmospheric nitrogen (N). When annual legumes are […]
Take a look at this resource for managing weeds ecologically from Extension. Included in the article is a summary of organic weed management tools, planning steps, preventive steps, control steps and enhancing your system
Ecological weed management begins with careful planning of the cropping system […]
CBS News Published November 15, 2011
On a snowy Connecticut hillside, thawing out from an autumn nor’easter, sits a beautiful dairy farm — run by two of the men you’d least expect.
George Malkemus and Tony Yurgaitis are dairy farmers every Thursday to Sunday. But any other day of the week, […]