Growers in eastern Ontario interested in learning more about the hops industry are invited to participate in a workshop ‘Growing Hops in Eastern Ontario’ on Monday, March 21, 2016.
The workshop is targeted to NEW or PROSPECTIVE hop growers. Click on the flyer below to learn more and register for the workshop.
Bigger isn’t always better in the eyes of one businessman.
“Why did we decide to focus on local? Because it’s difficult for the big players to do.” That’s the business strategy used by Jim Beveridge of B&H Your Community Grocer, an independent retailer in Kemptville. His grocery store uses its small size to its advantage in the David and Goliath struggle for market share and sales.
Grocery retailers, chefs, and other food buyers are looking for local product and they want to buy local says Jessica Kelly, a direct farm marketing specialist at the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA). “Yet, when it comes to buying from farmers and small food processors, they say there’s often a gap between what they need, when they need it, and how they do business” she adds. Continue reading
What are Ontario’s Worst Weeds???? Your input will help decide. Results of this survey will highlight weed trends and concerns in Ontario. Your participation is appreciated.
Source: Ontario’s Worst Weeds – have your say!
Have you got any of the OMAFRA BMP books on your shelf? Have you picked one up somewhere and have been meaning to look through it? I just spent a few minutes looking at Best Management Practices for Phosphorus (only 8 pages!) and Best Management Practices for Reducing Phosphorus from Agricultural Sources (A Phosphorus Primer).
Read the rest of the article: BMP Quiz – Phosphorus Edition
Ontario hop growers may be interested in attending the Ohio Hops and Malting Barley Conference & Trade Show taking place in February sponsored by The Ohio State University.
Date: 24-25 February, 2016
Location: Shisler Conference Centre & Fisher Auditorium, Wooster, Ohio
Cost: $175 (2 day registration); $100 (1 day registration)
Deadline for registration is Friday, February 5, 2016. For more information and to register please visit http://www.go.osu.edu/OhioHopsAndBarleyConference