Jul 29 2015
On August 27, join Farm & Food Care Canada in welcoming Dr. Temple Grandin to Guelph. Dr. Grandin is a famed animal behaviorist, author, professor of animal science at Colorado State University and autism awareness advocate.
Dr. Grandin is a world-renowned inspiration to people with autism for her work as an animal behaviorist. Dr. Grandin has developed humane livestock handling systems, and has worked as a consultant to the livestock handling industry on animal care standards. She has, in addition, designed processing facilities in which half the cattle in the United States are handled while working for Burger King, McDonalds, Swift and others. Dr. Grandin was named by Time Magazine as one of 2010’s “100 most influential People in the World”. HBO also produced the award-winning biographical film on her life entitled Temple Grandin. She currently speaks around the world on both autism and animal behaviour.
The event will be held on August 27 at the University of Guelph’s War Memorial Hall. Dr. Grandin’s talk begins at 7:00 p.m. and will be followed by a Q&A session and a reception with Dr. Grandin begins at 8:00 p.m. Attendees are welcome to bring their copies of Dr. Grandin’s books to have them autographed.
Tickets are $50 each (includes a $20 charitable receipt) or $30 for students. Free parking will also be provided. Tickets can be ordered through www.FarmCareFoundation.ca or by phone at 519-837-1326.
Jul 21 2015
In the words of event organizer, cookbook author and lecturer Anita Stewart:
Food Day Canada is a chance for all Canadians to join hands in one massive celebration in praise of our farmers and fishers; our chefs and researchers…and, above all, our home cooks. [...] Food Day Canada is the time and place for Canadians to share their food and their stories with each other while leading other nations in cultural diversity, food ethics, magnificent flavours … and fun! We know how to throw a great party, so LET’S SHOW THE WORLD!
Visit the website for information about local food from coast to coast.
Jul 13 2015
At the council meeting of July 7, Grey County Council formally endorsed the Bruce Grey Food Charter.
Council agreed that “a diverse, sustainable and just food system is integral to the overall health of any community”, recognized that “leaders representing all aspects of food in our community engaged in an extensive process to develop a guiding document” and that the Food Charter “recognizes the impacts of food on physical health, social justice, culture, education, sustainable economic development and the environment”.
Endorsement of the charter implies that in future, council will consult and take into consideration the recommendations in the document before making decisions relating to food security.
The Municipality of Meaford was the first to endorse the charter in May. The Bruce Grey Poverty Task Force continues to solicit endorsements from municipal and community partners across Grey and Bruce Counties.
You can view and download the charter here.
Jun 30 2015
See full details here: Pork Producer Recruitment Call.
Jun 30 2015
DEADLINE EXTENDED until JULY 15th for the Ontario Tourism Awards of Excellence. Nominate an Organization, Business or Individual today!
The Ontario Tourism Awards of Excellence celebrate industry success and recognize those who have made significant contributions to tourism in Ontario. Jointly presented by the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario, the Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation, and the Ontario Culinary Tourism Alliance, the awards are divided into three respective categories: the Tourism Industry Awards of Excellence, the Tourism Marketing and Travel Media Awards of Excellence, and the Culinary Tourism Awards of Excellence.
Culinary award categories include:
- Ontario Culinary Tourism Leadership Award
- Ontario Culinary Tourism Experience Award
- Ontario Culinary Tourism Event of the Year
The Ontario Tourism Awards of Excellence are presented at the 11th Annual Ontario Tourism Summit, held at the Westin Prince Toronto, November 9-10. Details Available At: www.ontariotourismsummit.com/tourismsummitnominations
Jun 30 2015
Learn the principles and hear ‘how to’ success stories from experts and farmers, Dr. Christine Jones, Lucas Criswell, Gerard Troisi, Sarah Troisi, Jeff Rasawehr, Tim Prior and Ruth Knight. Topics include:
- regenerating soil fertility and improving productivity
- integrating cover crops into no-till systems
- selecting cover crops for different responses
- seeding into green cover crop residue & pasture
- terminate cover crops
- grazing equipment essentials
- new soil testing techniques and what they tell you about biology
Dr. Christine Jones is an internationally renowned groundcover and soils ecologist working with landholders to implement regenerative practices to restore soil health and improve farm profit.
Visit www.soilregenerationfarming.ca or call Ruth Knight at 519-392-7036 if you would like additional information.
Jun 29 2015
Larry Miller and Wife Darlene Miller will honour their 40th Wedding Anniversary with the creation of a new Student Bursary Fund for Agricultural Studies. The bursary will be available in perpetuity to students in Grey and Bruce Counties who pursue post-secondary university, college or apprenticeship studies in Agriculture or Agri-Food.
Jun 25 2015
The FDA Food Label Requirements in a Nutshell is a helpful resource for both consumers and food producers (including home business owners).
Download it for free here: www.foodpackaginglabels.net/food-labeling-requirements
Jun 24 2015
OPPORTUNITY in Clarksburg, Ontario for a FOOD ENTREPRENEUR
The Marsh Street Centre is located in Clarksburg Ontario. They are looking for a caterer and commercial food entrepreneur willing to provide meals for eat-in and takeout customers on a regular basis and to do some larger scale catering when required. This would be a great opportunity for someone starting out and in need of a well-equipped kitchen in a central location.
There is an auditorium with stage with state of the art sound system, theatre lighting and bar. There are 2 boardrooms, a smaller hall, a patio and a commercial kitchen. All of these facilities are available to rent.
The Marsh Street Centre has immediate requirements for someone to prepare lunches and dinners on weekends during the summer. They are interested in finding people that would like a commercial kitchen to prepare food for markets etc.
If you are interested please e-mail the Centre at email@example.com or call 519-599-7837 and speak to the coordinator, Laura.
Jun 23 2015
What’s New for GF2? This year we’ve made it easier for clients to put together a good project application by making the following changes to the program:
- Priorities are clearly identified in the program guides
- All projects will be assessed on merit
- Cost-share funding will be capped depending on the project category
- Some project categories have prerequisites as a required condition before clients can apply
- Approval of your project is needed before costs can be incurred and paid
New Dates for GF2 GF2 cost-share funding assistance application intakes for producers and processors are:
- August 10 to August 27, 2015
- November 16 to December 3, 2015
Full program information is here: www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/about/growingforward/gf2-index.htm