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Careers at Elgin Federation of Agriculture







The Elgin Federation of Agriculture (EFA) is currently seeking applicants for the position of Administrator. 

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RFP-Website Maintenance

Proposals are due by 1 p.m. on Jan 30, 2018 at


Scope of Work


Maintain the integrity of the website against spam, hackers, viruses, and electronic attacks. Support the administrator with troubleshooting/questions. One year contract. One to two hours per month anticipated.

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Breakfast on the Farm, Free family farm event June 24 near St. Thomas

Celebrating Ontario food and farming with Breakfast on the Farm

(Shedden) – March 1, 2017 –On June 24, 2017, Breakfast on the Farm will be hosted at the Donkers Family Farm near Shedden, Ontario. This is the first time that the event has been held on an Ontario dairy goat farm.

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Spring 2017 Tree Seedling Program at KCCA

With winter underway, symptoms the furthest thing from our minds is planting trees.  However, this is the time when placement of orders ensures good selection of stock and proper planning for site preparation.  The Kettle Creek Conservation Authority has a wide variety of native tree and shrub seedlings available for Spring 2017 for the low cost of $0.25/seedling.

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WSIB’s ‘Building Your Health & Safety Program’



Earn a 5% WSIB REBATE by attending the WSIB’s ‘Building Your Health & Safety Program’  


Many owners of farming operations don’t know their health & safety responsibilities and don’t know where to start.

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Obsolete agricultural pesticide & animal health medication collection program

This September, CleanFARMS and its partners are offering an important      CleanFARMS logo
service to Ontario farmers through our obsolete agricultural pesticide and
livestock/equine collection program.

Using this program, farmers can drop off these products at a designated retail collection site at no charge. CleanFARMS then ensures the safe transportation and disposal of the product.

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Waste Oil and Battery Recycling Day

waste oil day

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Elgin County / Kettle Creek Agricultural Conservation Scholarship

Just a reminder that the Elgin County / Kettle Creek Agricultural Conservation Scholarship deadline is July 1, 2016.

This Scholarship was created by Elgin County Junior Farmers Alumni, vcialis 40mg Elgin Federation of Agriculture and the Kettle Creek Conservation Authority.

The scholarship fund is administered by the Kettle Creek Conservation Trust.  

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Put Safety First on Roadways

The Regional Go For The Gold (GFTG) Competition is the next step in the competition on the way to the GFTG at the Royal Winter Fair in November.

Good luck to all those who have qualified for the Regional Competition
With the Federal Election coming up on October 19,

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Looking for financial assistance for your farm business!

County-wide GRANTS are available for property improvements including facade and signage; building improvements/restorations; building conversions/expansions; energy efficiency retrofits; feasibility and design studies; and outdoor art projects.

For more information about the Elgincentives Community Improvement Plan (CIP), or to download an application, visit, or call 519-631-1460 ext. 168.

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Students, are you applying for scholarships and bursaries?

Now is the time to start searching for scholarships and bursaries to help fund your education.

There are a number of scholarships and bursaries listed on our “Education” page, search with links for applications.  Some deadlines are fast approaching and we do not want you to miss an opportunity to apply.

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Identifying Municipal Level Barriers to growth in Agriculture

The Ontario Federation of Agriculture will be holding their first 2016 Policy Advisory Council meeting on February 4. One of the main topics of discussion will be identifying municipal level impediments to the growth of the Ontario Agri-food sector. The Agri-food sector in Ontario is the major player in Ontario’s economy,

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Rural communities have their own unique crime problems – like theft of crops, timber, livestock, and expensive farm equipment. Vandals do more than break mailboxes; they can destroy crops and fields. Alcohol and drug abuse problems plague rural youth as well as those in the suburbs and cities. And of course,

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Watch out for Wild Parsnip

Wild parsnip, drug also known as poison parsnip, is a member of the carrot/parsley family. Wild_Parsnip_small It  grows a low, spindly rosette of leaves . The plant can form dense stands and spreads quickly in disturbed areas such as abandoned yards, waste dumps, meadows, open fields,

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Be Patient… Be Safe….Share the Road

The Elgin Federation of Agriculture reminds farmers AND motorists to be safe and considerate to each other on the road.

The Highway Traffic Act authorizes farmers to tow implements behind a pickup truck with a Slow Moving Vehicle sign on the towed implement. The combination must operate at a speed of 40 km/h [25 MPH] or less;

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