Farm Facts and Furrows

By OMAFRA ag rep Brian Bell

Beef Codes of Practice Workshop

A Codes of Practice Workshop is being planned for early June in the Gore Bay area. Dan Ferguson with BFO will discuss the updated code and demonstrate some hands on techniques. Stay tuned for further agenda details, time and location.

BUILD workshop

Beef Farmers of Ontario (BFO) and the Rural Ontario Institute (ROI) delivered a leadership training workshop called BUILD in New Liskeard during the first week of April. The knowledge and skills developed through participation in this program include a focus on the individual, on effective meetings, and on the organization. The curriculum was delivered in three consecutive sessions over three days preceded by an evening welcome session. Each session built upon the previous session’s learnings. The knowledge and skills developed will include a focus on the individual, on effective meetings, and on the BFO organization.

This is the fourth offering of BUILD in Ontario. OMAFRA assisted with finding key leadership candidates for the course, as well as logistical support.  Providing support for northern leaders is a key initiative of OMAFRA’s northern opportunities development plan. For more information see the Beef Farmers of Ontario website at http://www.ontariobeef.com/programs/leadership-development.aspx or the Rural Ontario Institute at http://www.ruralontarioinstitute.ca/