OMAFRA Resources

ISSUE # 128 – December 2016  

This update is designed to provide you with concise, up to date agricultural business information with links to where you can find the details.

This Issue:

Business Strategy / Business Planning

Developing a Business Advisory Board: Best Practices – Factsheet

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry

A business advisory board is a body that provides non-binding strategic advice to the management. The informal nature of an advisory board gives greater flexibility in structure and management when compared to a Board of Directors.

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Financial Management

2017-2018 Advance Payments Program

The Advance Payments Program (APP) is a federal loan guarantee program that helps crop, livestock, greenhouse and nursery landscape producers meet their financial obligations and benefit from the best market conditions by improving their cash flow throughout the year.

Advance Rates: Product & Rate List
For a complete list of available agricultural products, advance rates and available advance dates see ‘Product and Rate List’ below:

2017-2018 Product and Rate List.pdf

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Commodity Loan Program

The Commodity Loan Program (CLP) assists farmers in financing their crop planting, cultivating, and harvesting expenses in Ontario.

2017 application and loan rates now available

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Human Resources

Survey gives employers a voice

A community-wide business survey to be conducted January 1-31 in Brant and Haldimand will help address any skills, training, education and labour gaps identified by employers.

EmployerONE is a collaborative survey supported by 30 organizations, including business, employment, education, workforce and economic development groups. The Grand Erie Workforce Planning Board will carry out the survey, analyze the results and share the findings back to businesses and the community.

The survey is open to all employers with paid staff, from small to large in employee size, and across all sectors of the local economy, including non-profit and community organizations.

Employers only have to fill EmployerONE in once, even if they receive it from more than one organization.

For more information, contact the Workforce Planning Board of Grand Erie or visit its website: www.workforceplanningboard.org   519-756-1116   admin@workforceplanningboard.org 

Five Eco-Scholars will be chosen for the 2017 Guelph Organic Conference

Each Eco-Scholar receives:

  • A $500 Honorarium
  • An Organic Food & Wine Dinner Ticket
  • A Keynote Forum Ticket
  • Workshop Passes for Saturday & Sunday
  •  Incredible networking experiences with fellow Eco-Scholars, the Eco-Scholar coordinator, sponsors and others.

The deadline for applications is December 23, 2016.
Additional information and the link to the application form are available at
http://guelphorganicconf.ca/eco-scholar/

Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council HR Tools

AgriHR Toolkit

The AgriHR Toolkit is designed to address the unique needs of the agriculture industry. Based on years of research and field testing conducted in Canada and internationally, this toolkit offers everything you need to improve your people-management skills and develop key resources to help you find, retain, and support your employees.

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AgriPathways

The pathways will help farm workers make informed choices on the types of skills and knowledge to acquire, and will also be useful to students and foreign trained workers who are exploring their potential entry into the on-farm sector.

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Agritalent.ca

This unique directory is updated regularly and links people to Canadian educational institutions and training providers that offer learning opportunities in agriculture.

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Agrileadership

Agrileadership is a self-assessment tool designed specifically for agricultural producers, that identifies areas of leadership strength as well as areas which may require development.

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Agriculture Leadership Certificate Program – Open for Registration

Understanding the economic importance of agriculture in Ontario is crucial. With a growing population, it is vital that we invest in educating and informing individuals about the economic importance of agriculture and the agri-food business in Ontario’s economy.

That’s why the University of Ontario Institute of Technology is offering its Agriculture Leadership Program for a second year.

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Nominations open for Ontario’s Outstanding Young Farmer 

The Outstanding Young Farmers Program (OYF) is a unique program designed to recognize farmers and farm couples who exemplify excellence in their profession. Any organization or any person can nominate a young farmer or couple for the regional recognition award as long as the nominee meets the following program eligibility requirements:

*    Must be between the ages of 18 and 39
*    Be farm operators
*    Derive a minimum of two-thirds of their income from farming

Nominations for the 2017 Award are now open. The nomination form is here. Forms are due no later than January 15, 2017.

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Marketing

Dalhousie researcher finds that almost a quarter of Canadians worry about food costs

A new study suggests nearly one-quarter of Canadians are worried about how to pay for groceries, with more than 50 per cent shifting their shopping habits amid fluctuating food prices.

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Production Management

Nutrient Application: Timing Matters

There’s a right time for everything.

Every year, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) receives calls about winter spreading. Long, cold winters that come after a wet fall and/or late harvest tend to make winter spreading more common. However, spreading on frozen or snow covered ground, on saturated soil or before major rain events is not a good practice, even if storages are full.

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Revised Canadian Organic Standards

The revised Canadian Organic Standards, which were published on 25 November 2015 enter into force 25 November 2016. However, a number of clauses of the revised COS are currently under an amendment process, and so are not immediately applicable.

Last spring, the organic sector initiated an amendment process in order to clarify the scope of some clauses, or to make clauses compatible with industry practices. Contrary to what was planned, the amendment process is not yet completed. The publication of the amendments is, therefore, delayed until 2017. Hence the clauses currently in the amendment process are not enforceable November 25.

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Consultation on Imidacloprid, Proposed Re-evaluation Decision PRVD2016-20

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) invites the public to submit written comments on the proposed re-evaluation decision for imidacloprid. Proposed Re-evaluation Decision PRVD2016-20 is a consultation document that summarizes the science evaluation for imidacloprid and presents the reasons for the proposed decision. The PMRA will consider any the comments received. A science-based approach will be applied in making a final decision on imidacloprid.

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Social Responsibility

Agroforestry offers climate and sustainability benefits

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations(FAO) conference explores opportunities to revive age-old land-use systems that mix trees with crops and livestock

Agroforestry has a key role to play in helping the world adopt sustainable agriculture and contrast climate change, according to a high-level conference hosted by FAO.

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Conferences, Workshops and Seminars

AMI Event and Speaker Funding is open for 2016-2017

The Ontario agri-food industry is encouraged to apply to the AMI’s Business Management Speaker and Event Funding.  Any registered organization, agency, association, community group, institution, university, college, group located in Ontario may apply for a maximum of $2,500 to cover the costs associated with organizing or bringing a business management speaker to an Ontario event.  This funding is open to agrifood and agriproducts businesses including a focus on farm businesses.

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OMAFRA Dateline:

OMAFRA Dateline is an online resource for use by interested individuals and organizations across Ontario. Events may be hosted by OMAFRA or other groups. The events posted on this site are aimed at sharing information of interest to agriculture and regional economic development clients. Please check the calendar regularly for upcoming events, workshops, conferences and meetings.

Growing Forward 2 Educational Workshops

Register on-line for Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) and Growing Your Farm Profits (GYFP) workshops by clicking on the link below to find dates and locations that suit you.

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FarmSmart 2017

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Rozanski Hall, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON

To register>>

Eastern Ontario Crop Conference

February 14, 2017

Kemptville

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Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Conference

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Thursday, February 23, 2017

Scotiabank Convention Centre, Niagara Falls

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21st International Farm Management Congress

July 2nd to 7th 2017

Edinburgh, Scotland

Join 50+ member countries in Edinburgh to explore the UK’s agricultural industry like never before. The Congress includes plenary sessions, paper and poster session and of course, farm visits! Join the Congress pre- and post-tours to spend a little extra time touring the UK’s rich agricultural landscape and history.

IMPORTANT DATES:

June 25 – July 1 Pre-Congress Tour: Windsor to Edinburgh

July 2 – July 7 IFMA21 Congress in Edinburgh, Scotland

July 8 – July 14 Post-Congress Tour: Highlands & Islands of Scotland

For more information, visit www.IFMA21.org

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ISSUE # 127 – November 2016

This update is designed to provide you with concise, up to date agricultural business information with links to where you can find the details.

This Issue:

Business Strategy / Business Planning

Farmland Health Incentive Program

The Farmland Health Incentive Program (FHIP) The Farmland Health Incentive Program (FHIP) has returned for producers in the Great Lakes Agricultural Stewardship Initiative (GLASI) eligible area.

Application forms will be available here on November 15, 2016.

Applications can be submitted between November 22, 2016 (beginning at 12:00 NOON) and December 13, 2016 (ending at 12:00 NOON).

Financial Management

Ontario Farm Input Monitoring Project

October 5, 2016 results, Ridgetown College – University of Guelph

The Ontario Farm Input Monitoring Project is a survey of farm supply stores to collect cash retail prices that commercial farmers pay, when purchasing bulk fuels, fertilizers, and pesticides.

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Short term energy outlook

US Energy Information Administration (EIA)

  • Forecast Brent crude oil prices average $43/b in 2016 and $51/b in 2017. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil prices are forecast to average about $1/b less than Brent prices in 2017.
  • Gasoline prices are forecast to be 6.6% higher in 2017 than 2016
  • Diesel prices are forecast to be 15.9% higher in 2017 than 2016
  • Natural gas prices are forecast to be 6.9% higher in 2017 than 2016

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Human Resources

Outstanding Young Farmers Program (OYF)

Do you know an outstanding young farmer or couple who deserve recognition for a job well done?  Nominations are now open for the title of Ontario’s Outstanding Young Farmer.

The Outstanding Young Farmers Program (OYF) is a unique program designed to recognize farmers and farm couples who exemplify excellence in their profession. Any organization or any person can nominate a young farmer or couple for the regional recognition award.
Nominations for the 2017 award are now being accepted by the Regional Coordinator, Dianna Forth email:  diannaforth@sympatico.ca   More information and nomination forms can be found on the website.  http://www.oyfontario.ca/nominations.html; Nominations close on January 15, 2017.

 

2016 Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence

Ontario Celebrates Agri-Food Innovators

Ontario is recognizing the work of local agri-food innovators whose ideas and passion strengthen their businesses, grow the province’s agri-food sector, boost the economy and create jobs.

Toronto and York Region>>

Durham Region and Kawartha Lakes>>

Eastern Ontario>>

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MarketingMarketing

Agri-tourism, marketing plans, & direct farm marketing

Looking for information on agri-tourism, marketing plans, or direct farm marketing? Three updated factsheets are now available on OMAFRA’s Business Management page:

Developing an Agri-Tourism Operation in Ontario

Are you interested in opening your farm to the public? Does your farm have the potential to integrate agri-tourism into the business? This factsheet discusses what it takes to run an agri-tourism operation, how to define your target market, and the first steps in marketing your business.

Developing a Marketing Plan

If you are looking for information on how to develop a marketing plan or have ever wondered if a marketing plan is necessary, the newly updated Developing a Marketing Plan factsheet is a must-read.

Direct Farm Marketing in Ontario- A Primer

Have you ever wanted to shift gears and become a price maker, not a price taker? Does direct farm marketing appeal to you? Similar to agri-tourism, there are many different considerations to take into account when entering the direct farm marketing business.

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Increasing Traffic to Your Website with Search Engine Optimization

Wondering how to get to the top of Google? There are almost 5 billion searches per day on Google. If you are not online, or easy to find, your business is missing out on huge potential.  Many businesses rely on their website and social media profiles for their advertising and marketing- for some their online presence is their only form of advertising. So how do you improve the effectiveness of your website and make sure that customers can easily find you?

Search engine optimization (SEO) involves creating a website in a way that will help draw traffic to your site from search engines.

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National Household Food Acquisition and Purchase Survey (FoodAPS)

USDA’s National Household Food Acquisition and Purchase Survey (FoodAPS) is the first nationally representative survey of American households to collect unique and comprehensive data about household food purchases and acquisitions. Detailed information was collected about foods purchased or otherwise acquired for consumption at home and away from home, including foods acquired through food and nutrition assistance programs.

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PMProduction Management

50 Million Tree Program

The Ontario government has committed to planting 50 million trees by 2025.

Are you eligible?

Potential landowners will need…

  • At least one hectare (2.5 acres) of suitable land
  • Land that is open, or mostly open, and has not been defined as a woodland since December 31, 1989, per the Forestry Act.
  • To sign a 15-year management agreement to maintain any trees that have been planted.
  • Practice good forestry management habits.
  • Assume the additional costs associated with the ongoing maintenance of planted trees.

If you meet the above criteria, complete the online landowner registration form. You will be connected with a local planting delivery agent who will work with you directly to determine if your site is eligible, create a site plan for your property, and coordinate planting.

Up to 90 percent of your total costs may be covered through subsidies, and you could even realize a savings on your property taxes if you plant 10 acres of trees or increase the size of your existing forests to more than 10 acres and become eligible to participate in the governments Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program.

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Are you waste wise?

Disposing of non-nutrient agricultural waste needs to be a year-round effort.

Burning and burying non-nutrient agricultural waste can pollute the air, contaminate water and can have other potential harmful impacts on the environment, which can harm people and livestock. Consider recycling or reusing your waste instead – recycling and reuse not only lowers your dump costs, it can also help you keep your property waste-free, and protects your soil and local drinking water supplies.

Not sure where to start? See CleanFARMS’ Guide to Recycling Non-Nutrient Agricultural Waste in Ontario for ways to reduce the amount of agricultural waste going to landfill.

There are different programs and resources in Ontario that can help you dispose of your waste responsibly.

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Have you thought about planting a windbreak?

Windbreaks are a great way to reduce soil erosion and increase crop growth on your farm.

  • They reduce wind speeds, which can increase growth of crops for a distance of up to 20 times the height of the trees.
  • The taller the trees and the longer the windbreak, the greater the area the windbreak will protect: wind speeds can be reduced upwind for a distance up to five times the height of the trees, and downwind for a distance of up to fifteen times the height of the trees.
  • Combine a windbreak with other conservation best practices, such as conservation tillage, crop residue management and cover crops, and you’ll obtain optimal wind erosion control.

Fall is the perfect time to start planning for a spring planting.

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Ontario Wildlife Damage Compensation Program (OWDCP)

New Standardized Compensation Rates Across the Province

The federal and provincial governments are helping Ontario’s livestock, poultry and bee farmers by ensuring more consistent, transparent and timely appeals processes and compensation when their animals are injured or killed by predatory wildlife.

Effective January 1, 2017, standardized compensation rates for animals, bee colonies and hives will be the same for all farmers across the province. It will be based on the average price a farmer would receive in the open market for an animal with similar characteristics, such as age and weight.

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Farm Guide: Farm Equipment on the Highway

This guide has been developed by the Ministry of Transportation to provide general information and clarification for the laws that apply to farm equipment and select provisions that apply to farm trucks.

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Precision Agriculture Survey

U of G researchers are looking at how current and future connectivity influences the adoption of Precision Agriculture (PA) technologies among crop farmers in South Western Ontario and Niagara. The objective of the work is to analyze and determine the extent to which access to high-speed internet, or lack thereof, serves as an enabler/barrier to the adoption of various PA applications. The research will also consider what impact, if any, expanded broadband coverage would have on the sector.

You can find the Letter of Information/Consent Form and the E-Survey are here:
https://uoguelph.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1Te8xpNkfiis1nv

Farm operators growing field crops in SW Ontario who are currently using, or not yet using, precision agriculture technologies are invited to participate.

If you need further information please contact hhambly@uoguelph.ca

Risk Management

Managing Risk in Agriculture

The Canadian Farm Learning Centre (CFLC), in partnership with Farm Management Canada (FMC) launched a new online module modelled after FMC’s Comprehensive Guide to Managing Risk in Agriculture. The Managing Risk in Agriculture module provides farmers with the opportunity to assess risks facing their farm business and develop plans to seize opportunity and mitigate the negative effects of uncertainty. The module includes interactive exercises along with practical analysis and planning tools.

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Social Responsibility

Sustainability Benchmarking

The National Beef Sustainability Assessment is a two-year farm to fork study that benchmarks the environmental, social and economic performance of the Canadian beef industry. The assessment informed the development of a sustainability strategy to help the CRSB target its efforts going forward, particularly under its Sustainability Projects pillar of work. It also highlights the areas where industry is doing well and identifies opportunities for improvement.

The CRSB commissioned Deloitte and Canfax Research Services to conduct the assessment. The assessment was reviewed by an external third-party panel of experts, and will be updated approximately every five years.

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Conferences, Workshops and Seminars

AMI Event and Speaker Funding is open for 2016-2017

The Ontario agri-food industry is encouraged to apply to the AMI’s Business Management Speaker and Event Funding.  Any registered organization, agency, association, community group, institution, university, college, group located in Ontario may apply for a maximum of $2,500 to cover the costs associated with organizing or bringing a business management speaker to an Ontario event.  This funding is open to agrifood and agriproducts businesses including a focus on farm businesses.

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OMAFRA Dateline:

OMAFRA Dateline is an online resource for use by interested individuals and organizations across Ontario. Events may be hosted by OMAFRA or other groups. The events posted on this site are aimed at sharing information of interest to agriculture and regional economic development

 




 

ISSUE # 126 – October 2016       

This update is designed to provide you with concise, up to date agricultural business information with links to where you can find the details.

This Issue:

  • Business Strategy / Business Planning
  • Human Resources
  • Succession Planning
  • Production Management
  • Risk Management
  • Social Responsibility
  • Conferences, Workshops and Seminars

 

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Business Strategy / Business Planning

2016 OMAFRA Business Management Factsheets

2016 Factsheets currently on the website and available to the public via Publications Ontario.

Also included are factsheets currently in development.  Look for them on the OMAFRA website in early October!

 

Factsheet  

16-003 Being An Effective Leader for Your Organization
(16-004 French)   Publications Ontario #020796

16-005 Procedures for Chairing Effective Meetings
(16-006 French)    Publications Ontario #020798

16-007 Resolving Conflict in Your Organization (16-008 French)    Publications Ontario #020800

16-011 How To Form a Co-Operative
(16-012 French)     Publications Ontario #020927

16-021 Choosing a Business Consultant
(16-022 French)    Publications Ontario #020802

16-023 Lease Agreements: Land Leases    Publications Ontario #020847 Online Oct. 2016

16-025 Direct Farm Marketing in Ontario – A Primer    Publications Ontario #020804

16-027 Developing a Marketing Plan
(16-028 French)    Publications Ontario #020806 Online Oct. 2016

16-029 Developing an Agri-Tourism Operation in Ontario
(16-030 French)    Publications Ontario #020808

16-031 Taxation on the Sale of Farm Business Assets    Publications Ontario #020937 Online Oct. 2016

16-033 Farm Corporations     Publications Ontario #020939 Online Oct. 2016

16-035 Guide to Custom Farmwork and Short-Term Equipment Rental
(16-036 French)    Publications Ontario #020941

16-039 Taxation on the Transfer of Farm Business Assets to Family Members    Publications Ontario #Available in print and online Oct. 2016

16-045 Programs and Services Factsheet
(16-046 French)    Publications Ontario #020933

 

A full listing of publications is available on the OMAFRA website — ontario.ca/omafra and can be ordered through ServiceOntario.

Available:

  • online at ontario.ca/publications
  • by telephone to the ServiceOntario Contact Centre, Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
    • 416-326-5300
    • 416-325-3408 (TTY)
    • 1-800-668-9938 Toll-free across Canada
    • 1-800-268-7095 TTY Toll-free across Ontario

Developing a Business Advisory Board: Best Practices

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry factsheet

Good governance is arguably the most important element in any successful business. Having good governance structures in place helps business owners and managers effectively take a step back and focus on the long-term viability and profitability of their organization.

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Human Resources

Advanced Farm Management Program

The Advanced Farm Management (AFMP) program has been tailored for Ontario dairy farm business owners and managers who want to elevate their management skills.

AFMP provides a unique combination of advanced farm business management training and a practical approach that can be immediately applied to your farm. It gives Ontario farm business owners and managers the knowledge and insights to improve the performance and sustainability of their farm business.  The program kicks off its fifth year in November 2016 and is offered by the Agri-food Management Institute (AMI).

Registration and full details are here:  advancedfarmmanagement.ca


 

Succession Planning

Bridging the Gap: Step Up to Succession Program

Farm Management Canada (FMC) has launched an enhanced version of its former Step Up mentorship program to help bridge the gap between generations of farmers to provide Canada’s future farmers with the best chance for success.

Succession planning – also called transition planning, ensures farm business continuity: it is the only process that links one generation to future generations involved in the farm business, and addresses how the vision, goals and dreams of a farm will carry on.

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Production Management

Barn Fire Prevention online tool

Equine Guelph has launched the new Barn Fire Prevention online tool as a resource for horse owners. Responding to the high incidence of barn fires in Ontario last winter, Equine Guelph has developed a tool that is easy to use and provides horse owners with interactive assessments for their individual facilities.

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Risk Management

Production Insurance for tree fruit and grape growers

New this year

In 2017, tree fruit and grape growers will see enhancements to the Production Insurance plans for fruit. The plans now provide more coverage for trees and vines, for example:

  • Compensation for tree loss is included at no additional cost for tender fruit growers (currently only apple and grape growers have this coverage).
  • All tree fruit and grape growers now have the option to buy additional coverage for their trees and vines.
  • Tree fruit and grape growers who have newly planted vineyards and orchards are now eligible to enrol in the program.

 

More information about changes to the fruit plans will be available this fall.

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Production Insurance – Winter Wheat

It’s application and renewal time for winter wheat, which is the time for producers to make sure their Production Insurance coverage matches what their farm business looks like today.  As a farm evolves and the industry changes, so can coverage needs

Reporting is easy

Producers can report their winter wheat acres by using the shortcut at agricorp.com/acreage.

The online reporting tool provides the convenience of round-the-clock reporting so producers can submit their acreage reports anytime, anywhere.  To start reporting, customers only need their Agricorp ID.  Customers can also call Agricorp to report acres.  The last date to report final planted acres for the 217 winter wheat crop is November 8.

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Social Responsibility

Tax Credit for Ontario Farmers who Donate Fresh Food

Established in 2014, the Food Donation Tax Credit for Farmers, gives farmers a tax credit valued at 25 per cent of the fair market value of the agricultural products they donate. Community food programs, like the student nutrition program, also benefit by receiving more fresh local food for distribution to Ontario families.

This credit helps to ensure that more locally grown food ends up on people’s plates, and that includes the people who need it most in our communities.

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Canadian Centre for Food Integrity

Farm & Food Care Canada launched the Canadian Centre for Food Integrity (CCFI) in 2016 to help expand upon the shared vision of building public trust and confidence in today’s food system in Canada.

The Canadian CFI will be a division of Farm & Food Care that will work on strategy, research and coordination related to public trust, with a focus on the food system specifically.

Canadian CFI will be an international affiliate of the USA-based Center for Food Integrity, which was formed in 2007, and will bring many of the programs and resources to Canada that have already been developed south of the border. www.foodintegrity.org


Food Secure Canada

Food Secure Canada is a pan-Canadian alliance of organizations and individuals working together to advance food security and food sovereignty through three inter-locking goals: zero hunger, healthy and safe food, and sustainable food systems.

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Conferences, Workshops and Seminars

AMI Event and Speaker Funding is open for 2016-2017

The Ontario agri-food industry is encouraged to apply to the AMI’s Business Management Speaker and Event Funding.  Any registered organization, agency, association, community group, institution, university, college, group located in Ontario may apply for a maximum of $2,500 to cover the costs associated with organizing or bringing a business management speaker to an Ontario event.  This funding is open to agrifood and agriproducts businesses including a focus on farm businesses.

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OMAFRA Dateline:

OMAFRA Dateline is an online resource for use by interested individuals and organizations across Ontario. Events may be hosted by OMAFRA or other groups. The events posted on this site are aimed at sharing information of interest to agriculture and regional economic development clients. Please check the calendar regularly for upcoming events, workshops, conferences and meetings.


 

Growing Forward 2 Educational Workshops

Register on-line for Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) and Growing Your Farm Profits (GYFP) workshops by clicking on the link below to find dates and locations that suit you.

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Teeny Tiny SouthWest Summit

Big Stories from Small Places

To Inspire Community Volunteers, Municipal Staff and Council

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

9:00am – 4:00pm

Brooke-Alvinston-Inwood Community Centre

3310 Walnut Street, Alvinston

For more information contact Deb Allison at 519-873-4077

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