Farm Facts and Furrows Feb 12

NOHFC agriculture program update meeting
The Manitoulin Soil and Crop Association and the Manitoulin Cattlemen’s Association are hosting an information meeting to update producers on the recently announced funding programs through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC). In addition, collection of intent for acreages of tile draining and land clearing will be collected. This meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 19, beginning at 7 pm at the Spring Bay Hall.


Free lighting program
A $1,500 lighting program, saveONenergy Small Business Lighting, is a conservation program that offers businesses like yours up to $1,500 in free, energy-efficient upgrades/improvements that will save on electricity costs. Plus, get access to additional incentives. Call to set up a visit from Hydro One at 1-866-932-8283 or email
For information on energy audit funding from Hydro One email or call them at 1-866-650-4709.
For more information on the saveONenergy retrofit program visit


EFP workshop
There will be a two-day Environmental Farm Plan Workshop on Feb 20 and 27 on Manitoulin. Registration is at or call Mary Scott at 705-377-4928 for more information. Environmental Farm Plans are assessments voluntarily prepared by farm families to increase their environmental awareness in up to 23 different areas on their farm. Farmers highlight their farm’s environmental strengths, identify areas of environmental concern, and set realistic action plans with timetables to improve environmental conditions.


Information day
The Manitoulin information day is set for Wednesday, February 26 at the Spring Bay Hall. This meeting will begin at 11 am with lunch provided by BMO. Topics to include updates on beef research, programs, and a perspective of handling emergencies related to catastrophic weather events. For additional details please contact Marca Williamson.