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  • Apr 15 2015

    Food Entrepreneurs: Growing Innovation on April 20th – Key Presenters Named

    Key presenters named for Growing Innovation seminar for aspiring food entrepreneurs at Owen Sound Campus April 20

    Top local food entrepreneurs will share their stories and advice at Food Entrepreneurs: Growing Innovation, a free, one-day community seminar at the Georgian College Owen Sound campus on Monday, April 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Highlights of the day include panel discussions by successful farm and food business operators. Also featured will be an exhibition of approximately 25 local food producers and processors who will showcase their locally made products, provide samples and share their unique entrepreneurial stories with attendees.
    Space is still available for local food entrepreneurs who wish to attend. For more information or to register, visit foodentrepreneursowensound.eventbrite.ca.

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  • Apr 08 2015

    Food Entrepreneurship: Growing Innovation is Under 2 Weeks Away!

    If you haven’t already done so, book your space at this FREE all-day event for food entrepreneurs now!

    Register here: http://foodentrepreneursowensound.eventbrite.ca  

     

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  • Apr 08 2015

    Permaculture Edible Forest & Orchard Polyculture Workshop in Chatsworth April 18 & 19


    Permaculture Edible Forest and Orchard Polyculture Seminar & Workshop

    Choose Saturday April 18 and/or Sunday April 19 2015, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Aisling Keep Farm, Chatsworth ON.

    Register at http://www.bradpeterson.ca/events/ or contact jeffkitchen05@gmail.com.  Instructors Dave McPhail, Brad Peterson and Jeff Kitchen will discuss orchard and guild design, soils, organic pest management, marketing, and more! Permaculture nursery plants also for sale.

    See the Orchard Polyculture Workshop April 2015 poster.

     

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  • Apr 06 2015

    2015 Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence – Deadline April 10th

    Grey Bruce is home to many innovative agri-food businesses and several Premier’s Award winners.

    Is it time your business was recognized with a Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence? The application deadline closes Friday, April 10th.

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    2015 Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence Program

    Have you developed and implemented an innovative product or process within your agriculture or food business?  If so, you could be eligible to receive one of the following awards from the Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence Program:

    •  Premier’s Award (one award valued at $75,000)
    • Minister’s Award (one award valued at $50,000)
    • Leaders in Innovation Awards (three awards valued at $25,000 each)
    • Provincial Awards (45 awards valued at $5,000 each)

    Eligible applicants include: primary producers / farmers, processors and agri-food organizations.

    A copy of the Program Guidebook and Application Form, as well as information on previous award recipients is available at  ontario.ca/agrifoodinnovation or by calling 1-877-424-1300.

     

    Applications will be accepted until 5:00 PM, Friday, April 10, 2015.

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  • Mar 24 2015

    Save the Date – Grey County Chefs’ Forum AGM April 27th


    FARMERS, CHEFS, BUYERS AND FRIENDS OF THE CHEFS’ FORUM: PLEASE JOIN US AT OUR AGM

    WE HAVE NEWS FOR YOU!

    Find out our plans for 2015/2016 at the AGM and visit the FOOD HUB too.

    Monday April 27, 2015, 7 pm
    Village Greens Cafe
    774310 Highway 10 North of Flesherton

    Please register by email to lreader@everus.ca

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  • Mar 18 2015

    Save the Date – Kemble Maple Syrup Tour April 11, 2015


    SATURDAY APRIL 11 TH , 2015 - KEMBLE MAPLE SYRUP TOUR, ART SALE & CONTRA DANCE 

    LOCATION: KEMBLE UNITED CHURCH, KEMBLE

    Tasty Food: 8-4pm Farm Tours: 9-4pm Art Sale: 9-4pm Contra Dancing: Doors Open @7:30pm (by ticket only!)
    Homemade Maple-Infused Meals Self-Guided Farm Tours Art Sale in the Sanctuary
    NEW THIS YEAR! Contra Dance & Social featuring: “Scatter the Cats”

    For Tickets, Prices & Information call: 519-371-9128 or visit: www.kembleunitedchurches.ca

    See the Save the Date Kemble Maple Syrup Flyer for more.

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  • Mar 12 2015

    2016 Nuffield Farming Scholarship Applications Now Open

    News Release: 2016 Nuffield Farming Scholarship Applications Open

    The Canadian Nuffield Farming Scholarship Trust is accepting applications for their 2016 program. Applications are due by April 30, 2015 and forms can be downloaded from the Nuffield Canada website at http://www.nuffield.ca.

    Three scholarships of $15,000 each are available for 2016.

    Nuffield Farming Scholarships are awarded to enthusiastic individuals, with a passion for agriculture and a desire to expand their knowledge, pursue new ideas and to share their findings with others. Applications must be received by April 30, 2015. Application forms are available from the Nuffield website www.nuffield.ca. For more information on Nuffield Canada, visit www.nuffield.ca or for questions about the international element, visit www.nuffieldinternational.org.

    For more information:
    Alan Miller, Executive Director, Nuffield Canada
    alan@nuffield.ca  (902) 940-4957

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  • Mar 12 2015

    Register Now! Owen Sound Food Entrepreneurship Event April 20th


    Registration is now open for Food Entrepreneurs: Growing Innovation at the Owen Sound campus of Georgian College, April 20th.

    This community-partnered day will focus on helping local food and beverage entrepreneurs and aspiring artisan food producers understand how to cultivate a successful food business. The event will include a showcase of local food and beverage entrepreneurs who have launched a successful product or concept, an entrepreneur panel, expert panels on funding, innovation and taking your business to the next level, facilitated networking and a catered lunch.

    Register online or call  519.376.0840, ext. 1774 for more information.

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  • Mar 12 2015

    OFT’s 11th annual Farmland Forum in Oshawa, March 27, 2015


    Ontario Farmland Trust’s 11th annual Farmland Forum brings together interested individuals and groups for a day of networking, learning, and creative-thinking about how we expand and enhance farmland protection in Ontario.

    When: Friday, March 27, 2015, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Where: 
    Durham Banquet Hall & Convention Centre, Oshawa
    Cost: $90 (early bird rate) before March 6, 2015; $100 thereafter (includes lunch and dinner)

    View the 2015 Forum program  //  Buy Tickets

    Who Should Attend?
    Land conservation enthusiasts; Farmers; Land use planners; Researchers; Provincial policy makers; Municipal Councillors

    The Forum features presentations & discussion on:
    - Tools for communicating the importance of farmland preservation in Ontario
    - Creating policy in Ontario that enables vibrant local food economies
    - The new Rouge National Urban Park vision for supporting near-urban agriculture
    - Development offsetting approaches being used in California to protect farmland
    - Pennsylvania’s model for collaboration that has protected 500,000 acres of farmland – the largest program of its kind in the U.S.

    Join the discussion and help shape the future of farmland protection in Ontario!  

     

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  • Mar 10 2015

    Profitable Pastures: Maximizing Your Returns with Pasture Opportunities, March 18

    March 18: Profitable Pastures Conference & Trade Show, Elmwood Community Centre

    Maximizing Your Returns with Pasture Opportunities
    Speaker: Joshua Dukart and the 2015 Ontario Pasture Award Winner.

    Topics include: Making Use of Cover Crops, Pasture Establishment, Watering Systems, Exclusion Fencing.

    To register phone 1-877-892-8663
    Tickets $40 Includes hot lunch Visa or Mastercard
    Pre-registration required by March 13th www.ontarioforagecouncil.com

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