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Summer Student Positions Available at the Simcoe Research Station in Norfolk County

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 (8 positions) up to 14 weeks Location: OMAFRA Simcoe Resource Centre, Simcoe, Ontario … Continue reading

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New Farmer Session at the 2020 Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention

Are you new to farming? This year the 2020 Ontario Fruit & Vegetable Convention (OFVC) will feature a full day session designed specifically for the new farmers interested in fruit or vegetable production. The session, which is titled ‘Farming Basics … Continue reading

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2019 IPM Workshops Now Offering CEU Credits

The following FREE workshops are now offering CEUs to Certified Crop Advisors. Sign-up sheets will be available at each session. These workshops are for those who will be scouting horticultural crops this year or looking to refresh their IPM knowledge. To … Continue reading

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Next Canadian Agriculture Partnership (CAP) Intake has been Announced

The next CAP intake for producers, processors and other agri-businesses is  March 22 through May 6. Please see the link here for the news release https://news.ontario.ca/omafra/en/2019/02/standing-up-for-ontarios-agri-food-sector.html More information will be available on the websites of the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association and … Continue reading

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Proving You Do It Right – A Good Agriculture and Collection Practices Training Workshop

The Ontario Lavender Association is hosting a GACP training workshop on February 22 in Simcoe. This workshop is open to growers of other crops that have similar challenges to lavender such as value-added product development, agri-tourism or on-farm sales. The … Continue reading

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New Soil Fertility Handbook Released!

Did you know that OMAFRA has a handbook that’s all about nutrients and soil fertility? It’s called the Soil Fertility Handbook and was first published in 1998. The book covers topics such as soil testing, soil pH and lime and … Continue reading

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