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Oct 21 2014

Georgian College Launches Food Safety Regulatory Training for Entrepreneurs

Grey and Bruce Counties, in partnership with Georgian College and Simcoe County, are proud to announce the development of a first-of-its-kind curriculum. The Food Safety Regulatory Training course is a 2-day seminar supported by the Grey Bruce Health Unit and funded in part by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Rural Economic Development (RED) program.

The focus of this program is to provide food entrepreneurs, farmers and food retailers with the most up-to-date knowledge and tools to better understand the complexities of the highly regulated food sector.

The program will launch as a pilot on November 22 and 23rd in Owen Sound followed by two additional pilot deliveries scheduled at the Barrie and South Georgian Bay campuses in early 2015.

A special introductory price of $60 applies to these three cohorts only. Space is limited: be sure to register early!

See the Food Safety Regulations invite or visit for additional program, contact, and registration details.


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Oct 17 2014

Young Farmers – Win a spot at the Agricultural Excellence Conference

Grab your video camera, digital camera or even your cell phone!

Competitors from across Canada will have the opportunity to win a trip to attend the Agricultural Excellence Conference, all expenses paid. The Agricultural Excellence Conference is a one of a kind event that brings diverse industry experts and stakeholders together from across disciplines, regions and commodity sectors to share and explore beneficial farm management practices, taking place in Winnipeg, November 19-21, 2014.

To enter the competition, contestants must be young farmers (20-40) and produce a video, one minute or less in duration, that demonstrates: What does the future of Canadian agriculture look like to you? Farm Management Canada must receive the completed application form and video submission no later than October 24, 2014. The names of the winners will be announced October 31, 2014.

For more information regarding how to apply and full competition rules, please visit


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Oct 17 2014

Forks Over Knives film screening in Walkerton

October 20, 2014  7 pm, Victoria Jubilee Hall, Walkerton

“Forks Over Knives empowers people to live healthier lives by changing the way the world understands nutrition.”

Screening of Forks over Knives (96 minutes), followed by a recovery panel with 4 local stories of health recovery through changing to a plant based diet. Each speaker will tell his/her story in 5 minutes, followed by questions from the audience.

$10 at the door

For info, call Alison Rowe at 519-881-2336 or

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Oct 15 2014

Introduction to Co-op Business Models with Hannah Renglich, October 23rd in Meaford

On October 23rd @ 7pm at EcoInhabit, Hannah Renglich from the Local Organic Co-op Network will present a general introduction to the co-operative model of business. Afterwards, Kara Wildeman will be sharing her vision for converting The Market into a cooperative. At this gathering, there is also the potential for discussion the creation of a not-for-profit cooperative.

If you are interested in attending this, please RSVP to Kara Wildeman at

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