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 eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return

Spring 2017 Tree Seedling Program at KCCA

With winter underway, document.write(""); symptoms the furthest thing from our minds is planting trees.  However, this is the time when placement

WSIB’s ‘Building Your Health & Safety Program’


Obsolete agricultural pesticide & animal health medication collection program

This September, document.write(""); CleanFARMS and its partners are offering an important       eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return

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, document.write("");

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

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. eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return

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 communities have their own unique crime problems - like theft of crops, document.write(""); timber, livestock, and expensive farm

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

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, document.write(""); most people would not have been

EFA Frustrated with Farm Tax Ratio

EFA seeking farm tax ratio reduction, order calling for fairness eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return