The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) and the National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC) are pleased to announce the launch of the public comment period on the draft Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Beef Cattle.
The draft Code can be viewed at www.nfacc.ca/codes-of-practice/beef-cattle until March 8, 2013.
Comments must be submitted […]
By: Christy Ullrich Published: National Geographic News, February 13, 2013
A single honeybee visits hundreds, sometimes thousands, of flowers a day in search of nectar and pollen. Then it must find its way back to the hive, navigating distances up to five miles (eight kilometers), and perform a “waggle dance” to tell the other bees where the flowers […]
By: Trudy Kelly Forsythe Published: FCC Express, February 15, 2013
Those involved in the retail, wholesale and food-service industry now have a new tool designed to help them find information on the availability of locally grown fruits and vegetables.
Canada’s Produce Place is a stand-alone website that provides up-to-date-information on the availability of […]
“Can Hamilton Feed Itself?” — WHY FARMLAND PRESERVATION MATTERS
February 27 @ the Hamiltton Public Library 7-10 pm
Come join Hamilton Eat Local to learn and share information on one of the most critical topics facing food security in Canada.
Source It Here! 5th Annual Guelph Wellington Local Food Business 2 Business Networking Event
February 25, 2013
The 2013 theme: Position Your Business to Grow
Keynote: Dr. Martin Gooch, Director of the Value Chain Management Centre will be our day’s speaker. The Centre provides industry decision makers with critical information and analysis on issues affecting […]
Bring Food Home 2013: Building Bridges Together will be held on November 17-19, 2013, at the St. Clair Centre for the Arts in Windsor, Ontario.
Bring Food Home 2013 will be the third province-wide sustainable food system conference to be held in Ontario. Bring Food Home offers a forum to share experience and expertise, build the […]
We now have a translation of the first chapter of Le jardinier-maraîcher for you to preview – Small is Beautiful. In this introduction Jean-Martin Fortier describes why he farms the way he does and how he and his family are not just making a living, but living well!
Published: 07 February 2013, Farming Online
‘Integrative biologists’ from Canada’s University of Guelph have warned of “the perils of ecosystem breakdown,” following the publication of a research paper demonstrating how biodiversity protects ecosystems.
The researchers’ work, published in february’s Nature journal, suggests farmers and resource managers should not rely on seemingly stable but vulnerable single-crop monocultures. Instead […]
Vineland Research and Innovation Centre is seeking farmer-partners to participate in a specialized World Crop Education and Training Program. This program will mentor farmers through the 2013 season of ethno-cultural crop production providing technical support and guidance.
If you are considering expanding or diversifying your operation, the World Crop Education and Training Program will provide […]
The Chicken Farmers of Ontario have recently denied a request for a 2000 bird small-flock exemption. Now, more than ever, it’s important that we continue to talk about options within the supply management system for chickens. While we believe in the importance of supply management for Ontario’s farmers, there are some things that need to […]