News and Updates


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


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


WSIB’s ‘Building Your Health & Safety Program’

    ATTENTION - OWNERS OF FARMING OPERATIONS Earn a 5% WSIB REBATE by attending the WSIB’s ‘Building Your Health & Safety Program’


Obsolete agricultural pesticide & animal health medication collection program

This September, CleanFARMS and its partners are offering an important       service to Ontario farmers through our obsolete agricultural pesticide


Waste Oil and Battery Recycling Day


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


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


Looking for financial assistance for your farm business!

County-wide GRANTS are available for property improvements including facade and signage; building improvements/restorations; building


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


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


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


Watch out for Wild Parsnip

Wild parsnip, drug also known as poison parsnip, is a member of the carrot/parsley family.  It  grows a low, spindly rosette of leaves . The plant


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


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


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


Mandatory Health and Safety Awareness Training

July 1, online 2014 is the date that basic health and safety awareness training for employees and supervisors is to be completed.  This includes all


Food Safety Tips for Farmer's Markets

Food safety is getting more attention than ever - and with good reason. Fifteen years ago, most people would not have been able to pronounce the


EFA Frustrated with Farm Tax Ratio

EFA seeking farm tax ratio reduction, order calling for fairness by Rob Perry of The Aylmer Express Elgin Federation of Agriculture