By Jennifer Jarvis – Stakeholder Communications and Marketing Advisor, OMAFRA
We’re excited to let you know about the latest updates that we made to the Agricultural Information Atlas (AIA). What is the AIA? It’s the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs’ (OMAFRA) free, easy-to-use online tool that can help you to:
- Develop nutrient management strategies and plans
- Plan tile drainage for your farm
- Develop a farm sketch for Pest Assessment Reports and Bee Yard Registration and other government programs, including the Great Lakes Agricultural Stewardship Initiative (GLASI)
The Ontario Lavender Association AGM will be held on Friday, March 10, 2017 at the OMAFRA headquarters at 1 Stone Road, Guelph.
Where: 1 Stone Road, Guelph Conference Room 3 (1st Floor)
When: Friday, March 10
Time: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm; registration starts at 9:30 am
Cost: $30 for members, $60 for non-members (lunch included)
Parking: $12 for the day at the OMAFRA building. Pay parking is available at the front of the building off of Stone Road and at the back of the building off of South Ring Road.
This year’s theme will be Selling the Scent – a workshop on essential oils, hydrosols and other methods of extracting the scent of lavender. These year’s keynote speaker will be Dr. Lisa Duizer from the University of Guelph who will help members evaluate the scent of their essential oils. There will also be the opportunity to smell different oils and components. Members are encouraged to bring their own oils to the workshop.
Please RSVP before the event to Sean Westerveld by Wednesday, March 8 at email@example.com so we have a sense of numbers.