for the Local Agricultural Community
Courses / Webinars
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.
Have you heard?
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.
High Pathogenic Avian Influenza has been detected in several locations in and nearby our region. This is a concern to small flock owners and commercial producers alike. Please follow the links below to OMAFRA resources regarding HPAI.
Avian Influenza resources, and situation updates: http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/livestock/vet/facts/avian_influenza.htm
Avian Influenza Factsheet: http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/food/inspection/ahw/influenza-H5N2-small-flock.html
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.