Date: 10 & 11 April, 2015
Location: Eberhard Center, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
Registration: $150.00 per person (special rate of $125 per person available for farms/companies sending three or more individuals)
This conference will feature separate basic and advanced sessions for hop growers as well as a barley session and malting tour and is designed for both growers and brewers. Several prominent speakers from around the USA will be on hand to discuss: market outlook, horticultural practices, pest and disease control, harvest and post-harvest practices, nutrient management, and much more.
The conference will feature three tracks: Hop Introductory Track, Hop Advanced Track, and Barley and Malt Track. Participants will have the ability to jump between tracks throughout the day. During the registration process, participants will be asked to select their preferred track in order to determine space needs at the facility. Anyone interested in attending the tour of Pilot Malt House should select the Barley and Malt Track.
For more information please visit the conference website.
The Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention & Trade Show will be held February 18 and 19, at the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls Ontario. The following are the specialty crop-specific sessions being held at the Convention:
Thursday, February 19 at 9:30 am:
Session Title: Get Rich Quick? What You Need to Know before You Grow a Specialty Crop
Chair: Sean Westerveld, OMAFRA Continue reading
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Have you developed and implemented an innovative product or process within your agriculture or food business? If so, you could be eligible to receive one of the following awards from the Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence Program:
- Premier’s Award (one award valued at $75,000)
- Minister’s Award (one award valued at $50,000)
- Leaders in Innovation Awards (three awards valued at $25,000 each)
- Provincial Awards (45 awards valued at $5,000 each)
Eligible applicants include: primary producers / farmers, processors and agri-food organizations.
A copy of the Program Guidebook and Application Form, as well as information on previous award recipients is available at www.ontario.ca/agrifoodinnovation or by calling 1-877-424-1300.
Applications will be accepted until 5:00 PM, Friday, April 10, 2015.
Job Ad: Student – Horticulture/Field Crops/Livestock/Business Management Assistant
Organization: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
Division/Branch: Economic Development Division / Agriculture Development Branch
Position Title: Student – Summer Research Assistant
Job Term: Temporary (7 positions) for up to 18 weeks
Location: OMAFRA Simcoe Resource Centre, Simcoe, Ontario (Norfolk County, on the north shore of Lake Erie, 2 hours southwest of Toronto)
Salary: $11.85 / hour, based on a 36.25 hour work week Continue reading
The count-down is on!
Two weeks until the 3rd Annual Great Ontario Hopped Craft Beer Competition (GOHCBC)!
The GOHCBC, graciously hosted at the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention (OFVC), will take place from 2-4 pm on February 18, 2015 in the Port Colbourne Lounge at the Scotiabank Convention Centre, Niagara Falls, Ontario.
Please visit http://www.ONhops.ca to learn more about this year’s beer style and the 10 Grower-Brewer teams competing for the coveted ‘Bottomless Cup’ trophy! #gohcbc15 #ONhops
Thank you to our Sponsors!
OFVC Session Sponsor:
Gintech Shade Technologies Inc.
Additional support provided by:
Gilbertson & Page
Ontario Craft Beer Network (formerly Mom ‘N Hops)