Category Archives: All Specialty Crops

Good Agriculture and Collection Practices (GACP) Training for Ginseng and Specialty Crop Growers

You grow ginseng or a specialty crop and have done so for years.  But if challenged can you prove your good work?   Good Agriculture and Collection Practices are a HACCP based On Farm Food Safety Program that was built by … Continue reading

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Specialty Crop Content at the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention

The Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention (OFVC) will be held February 22 and 23, 2017 at the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls (www.ofvc.ca). There are many general and specific topics that may be of interest to specialty crop growers. … 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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Preventing Barn Fires in Ontario

From OMAFRA Stakeholder Communications: Did you know? Faulty electrical systems cause approximately 40 per cent of barn fires with a determined cause, making it one of the leading known causes of barn fires. What can you do?

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Call Before You Cut!

From OMAFRA Stakeholder Communications: Municipalities are responsible for developing their own by-laws. Your municipality may have passed by-laws that determine if you can remove a tree from your land or woodlot. These by-laws may include conditions that affect how you … Continue reading

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Local Food Entrepreneurship Workshop in Durham Region – Nov 17, 2016

The Region of Durham’s Economic Development Department, in conjunction with the Township of Brock Economic Development Advisory Committee and OMAFRA, are hosting an informative workshop for local food entrepreneurs hoping to expand their business. Date: Thursday, November 17, 2016 Time: … Continue reading

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