Farm Facts and Furrows

By OMAFRA Ag Rep Brian Bell

Attention Poultry Producers

Interested in learning about the challenges and opportunities of growing poultry in the North? Join OMAFRA specialists (including our provincial poultry specialist, Al Dam), as we discuss the F.L.A.W.S. principles of poultry management. Other topics will include: poultry production and nutrition, husbandry, disease and biosecurity, rodent and predation control, barn structure and ventilation, loading and transport and more. These workshops are aimed at the small flock and Artisanal and Niche Market farmers. Come with your questions and be prepared to take home plenty of material. These are free workshops, so don’t miss out on this unique learning opportunity! Schedule and location of Workshops: Manitoulin, Spring Bay Hall, 9298 Hwy 542, Spring Bay,  7 to 10 pm, Wednesday, June 8; North Shore, Massey Arena, 455 Government Rd, Massey, 10 am to 1 pm, Thursday, June 9; Algoma Johnson Township Community Centre, 1 Cameron Road (upstairs in the Desbarats Arena), Desbarats, 7:30 to 10 pm, Thursday June 9; Nipissing Caldwell Township Hall, 11790 Hwy 64, Verner, 7 to 10 pm, Friday, June 10; and Nipissing/Parry Sound, Chisholm United Church Hall, 1469 Chiswick Line, Powassan, 10 am to 1 pm, Saturday, June 11.

For questions regarding these upcoming workshops please contact Brian Bell, ADA, OMAFRA at 705-282-1638 or Mobile 705-690-5020 or email