Farm Facts and Furrows

By OMAFRA Ag Rep Brian Bell

Growth Plan strategy

Development of a strategy for the Northern Ontario Agriculture, Aquaculture and Food Processing sector under the Growth Plan for Northern Ontario: Please email your comments to: northernagrifood@ontario.ca  or you can provide on-line comments to the Environmental Registry at: www.ebr.gov.on.ca/ EBR Registry Number: 012-7458 by July 2, 2016.

Beef Youth Development Program

Beef Farmers of Ontario will be hosting a Beef Youth Development Program for the first time this year in July. The Beef Youth Development Program is an opportunity for young beef enthusiasts between the ages of 18-35 to take part in farm tours, hear speakers discuss industry issues as well as apply their own knowledge to assessing and presenting on different management practices. It is a great chance to network with other young beef farmers and industry leaders who share the same passions and interests! It is being held July 8 and 9 in Lindsay. There will be a registration fee of $50 for those wishing to participate. Registration is due June 10. For more information, contact Dan Ferguson, dan@ontariobeef.com or Bethany Storey, bethany@ontariobeef.com.