Agriculture

Published on Wed, 09/28/2016 by Advancing Women in Agriculture

Hon. Jeff Leal to open Advancing Women Conference

Hon. Jeff Leal to open Advancing Women Conference

Event Information

10/03/2016 @ 9:00 a.m.
10/04/2016
Toronto, Ontario

The Advancing Women: Life Skills for Leadership, Women in Ag Conference is delighted to announce that the Honourable Jeff Leal, Ontario Minister or Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, will be our opening speaker. 

The Minister is scheduled to address this gathering of more than 400 women in agriculture on Monday, October 3, 2016 at 1 p.m. at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto. His remarks will be followed by a presentation by Deb Stark, Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.

Published on Tue, 09/27/2016 by Advancing Women in Agriculture

Strong attendance expected at next week’s Advancing Women in Agriculture conference

Strong attendance expected at next week’s Advancing Women in Agriculture conference

For immediate release

TORONTO, September 27, 2016 – More than 400 women in the Canadian agriculture industry are set to gather for a one-of-a-kind experience of professional networking and personal inspiration.

The two-day Advancing Women: Life Skills for Leadership, Women in Ag Conference takes place October 3 and 4, 2016 in Toronto.

Published on Wed, 09/21/2016 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

For the Love of Trees: TD Bank Group helps NCC conserve forests in all 10 Provinces

For the Love of Trees: TD Bank Group helps NCC conserve forests in all 10 Provinces

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) and TD Bank Group (TD) are marking National Forest Week with the announcement of 25 conservation projects across the country.

The conservation projects total more than 40,606 acres (16,432 hectares). That’s an area equivalent to more than 27,000 Canadian football fields – or 15 football fields a day over the five year initiative!

Published on Tue, 09/20/2016 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

Four Prairie Grower Organizations Contribute to CASA’s Grain Safety Program

Four Prairie Grower Organizations Contribute to CASA’s Grain Safety Program

Winnipeg, MB, September 20, 2016: The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association is pleased to announce that four grower organizations – Canadian Canola Growers Association (CCGA), Alberta Pulse Growers (APG), Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC), and Prairie Oat Growers Association (POGA) – have committed $120,000 to CASA’s Grain Safety Program.

“Having producer support of the Grain Safety Program is vital to the success of this initiative,” says Marcel Hacault, CASA’s Executive Director.

Published on Wed, 08/31/2016 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

CASA’s Farm Safety Conference to be Held October 4 – 6 in Charlottetown

CASA’s Farm Safety Conference to be Held October 4 – 6 in Charlottetown

Winnipeg, MB, August 31, 2016: The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) will hold its 22nd annual conference, “Empowering the AgSafe Family – Keeping Kids Safe”, and annual general meeting in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island from October 4 – 6, 2016.

“Injuries are still too common on the farm,” says Marcel Hacault, CASA’s Executive Director. “And far too often, these injuries involve children and young workers.”

Published on Wed, 08/24/2016 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

Three New Directors Appointed to FarmSafe Foundation Board

Three New Directors Appointed to FarmSafe Foundation Board

August 24, 2016, Winnipeg, Manitoba – The FarmSafe Foundation welcomes three new members to the charity’s Board of Directors.

Jim Feeny, Director of Public Affairs for CN, brings over 35 years of leadership experience in communications, and public and government affairs to the Foundation Board.

Shanna Groeneveld, Communications Manager with Crop Production Services (CPS), has a strong background in agricultural marketing, communications and training.

Published on Fri, 08/12/2016 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

The Migratory Bird Treaty turns 100!

The Migratory Bird Treaty turns 100!

This year we mark the centennial of the convention between the United States and Great Britain (for Canada) for the protection of migratory birds – also called the Migratory Bird Treaty – that was signed on Aug. 16, 1916.

Published on Tue, 07/12/2016 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

Community Volunteers Keep Kids Safe Through Progressive Agriculture Safety Day® Events

Community Volunteers Keep Kids Safe Through Progressive Agriculture Safety Day® Events

The deadline to apply for a 2017 Safety Day is July 15th 

Winnipeg, MB, July 12, 2016: The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) in partnership with the Progressive Agriculture Foundation (PAF) is pleased to announce that over 90 PAF Safety Day events are planned to take place in nine provinces in 2016.

Published on Thu, 06/30/2016 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Spend your summer with NCC

Spend your summer with NCC

Nature Conservancy of Canada Highlights Need For Greater Conservation in Canada

Our planet is a very different place today than when your grandparents where born. Despite the copious amount of conservation work occurring on a daily basis by citizens, volunteers and environmental groups biodiversity is continuing to be lost in Canada.

Published on Thu, 06/23/2016 by BASF Canada

White mould is a growing concern for soybean growers across Ontario

White mould is a growing concern for soybean growers across Ontario

Timing will be everything when it comes to controlling the disease

 

For soybean growers across Ontario, many are realizing the yield robbing potential of white mould and often it is already too late.

“White mould has become a serious issue for some soybean growers across Ontario,” said Rob Miller, Technical Development Manager, Eastern Canada, BASF Canada. “This disease is a challenge for growers because, by the time you see the disease in the field, the control options are limited.”

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