Author Archives: Evan Elford

Hop Sessions at 2017 OFVC

This year the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention (OFVC) will be hosting two hop related session on Wednesday, February 22. The first session will begin at 9:30 am in Room 204 of the Scotiabank Convention Centre and features four speakers … Continue reading

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Selling Food to Ontario Training Workshops

Are you starting or growing a food business? Learn how you as a producer or small processor can access new market channels at these one day workshops. Topics include market channel opportunities, basics of food regulations, costing and pricing your … Continue reading

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Summer Student Positions Available at the Simcoe Research Station

Job Ad:     Student – Horticulture 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 … Continue reading

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Great Lakes Hop and Barley Conference: March 2-3, 2017

Registration for the Great Lakes Hop and Barley Conference presented by Michigan State University/Extension is now open. Date: 2-3 March 2017 Location: Westin Book Cadillac, 1114 Washington Blvd., Detroit, MI, USA The Conference will include basic and advanced sessions for … Continue reading

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8th Annual Vermont Hops Conference: 25 Feb 2017

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Reminder for ON Hop Growers: RSVP for Research and Services Priority Setting Call January 4th, 2017

Ontario hop growers who haven’t joined one of the hop research and service priority setting conference calls are reminded of the final opportunity to participate on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 from 12-1:30 pm. The session will focus on updating the 2014 … Continue reading

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Switchgrass and Miscanthus Agronomy Basics Books Now Available

From Mahendra Thimmanagari, OMAFRA Bio-products Specialist The Ontario Biomass Producers Cooperative (OBPC)  have recently published two excellent production guides on switchgrass and miscanthus: SWITCHGRASS Agronomy 2016; and  MISCANTHUS  Agronomy 2016 These agronomy basics books provide a summary of research and practical knowledge about … Continue reading

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