Farm Facts & Furrows

Growing Forward 2

On June 30, 2015, Growing Forward 2 (GF2) opened a new application intake for Organizations and Collaborations. In Ontario, Growing Forward 2 (GF2) offers resources, tools and cost-share funding assistance to eligible organizations and collaborations to grow their profits, expand markets and manage shared risks. The Agricultural Adaptation Council (AAC) administers GF2 to organizations and collaborations across Ontario on behalf of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. Applications will be accepted until Thursday, July 23, 2015. To learn more about GF2, navigate to

Beef Carcass 101

Join us for this one day course focused on increasing your knowledge of carcass fabrication and utilization, assurance programs, carcass data and improving beef quality. Industry specialists are collaboratively delivering this program and represent Beef Farmers of Ontario (BFO), Beef Improvement Opportunities (BIO), Certified Angus Beef (CAB), Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) and the University of Guelph (U of G). For further details contact: Brian Pogue at 519-826-5106, or Dan Ferguson at 905-375-8551. Course has limited enrollment so register soon via email to Penny Laythorpe or call 519–767–2665 ext. 302 or 1-855-246-2333. Registration fee is $100.