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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’

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ATTENTION – OWNERS OF FARMING OPERATIONS

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

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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, ask 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

As planting season gets underway and farm equipment takes to the roadways more frequently, sildenafil Elgin Federation of Agriculture and Ontario Federation of Agriculture reminds farmers & motorists to take the time to make road safety a priority this spring.

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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 www.elgincentives.ca, emailjdias@elgin.ca 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 AND AGRICULTURAL CRIME PREVENTION

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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The definition of a ‘worker’ has changed

The new definition of worker under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) expands coverage of the OHSA to unpaid co-op students, buy certain other learners and trainees participating in a work placement in Ontario.

If you have an unpaid co-op student,

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Trespass to Property Act

OFA has officially launched their latest issue on the Act Now lobby website.  The focus of this campaign is on OFA’s recommended updates to the Trespass to Property Act.  Please show your support for tightening trespassing enforcement by sending an electronic letter of support to your MPP at actnow.ofa.on.ca

OFA has already started raising awareness about the campaign and encourage members’

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