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Resource Center
for the Local Agricultural Community

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Courses / Webinars

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Services

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Calendars

Winter Courses / Webinars are offered each year on a variety of topics.  Find current and past course topics, course handouts, links and videos here. 

We are home to ALUS, Ontario Biomass, Ontario Forage Council and Grey Bruce Farmers Week.  

Ag events and meeting room calendars available

NEWS

Exciting new Funding available for Grey County producers!

Experimental Acres supports farmers in Grey County with the implementation of sustainable agricultural best practices. Farmers know their land best, so we want to hear your ideas for how to improve yield, soil health and overall sustainability on your farm using new cropping practices, livestock or other innovations.  

Experimental Acres projects fall into three categories, all with an aim to improve soil health:  
1) Living Roots and Green Cover - projects which extend the time soil is covered and/or has living roots in it (up to $1000.00 available per farm) 
2) Innovation - projects which implement new ways of doing things on the farm (up to $2000.00 available per farm) 
3) Integrating Animals on the Farm - projects which incorporate livestock into farm systems (up to $3000.00 available per farm) 
 
The program is designed to de-risk the learning season of a new practice by providing financial and educational support, and hopefully help you prepare for larger scale implementation in the future. The application period is now closed.

 

Successful projects will be announced in early April. 

Meat and Poultry Ontario has partnered with AgSights on a Farmer-Processor Connections Initiative. The goal is to establish a centralized online booking system where producers can book livestock processing appointments with Ontario abattoirs. The project is funded by the Canadian Agricultural Partnership. 

If you are a producer who has had difficulty booking processing space recently, they would like to hear from you. Please find more information, and a contact form at this link: http://agsights.com/what-is-processor-links/  (Under 'Learn More About Processor Links, choose 'Farmers,' to access a fillable form.)

Filling in the form will give you access to administrative support for booking abattoir space, and will help the initiative to gather information used for implementing their long term project. 

Are you new to the area? 

Check out the OFA factsheet below, about what you can expect when living near farm operations. Do you have more questions? Please take a look at the resources at the bottom of the factsheet, or call our office.

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