OFA Commentary: April 22, 2016

Make agriculture count: 2016 Census of Agriculture By Rejean Pommainville, Director, Ontario Federation of Agriculture Canada’s 2016 Census of Agriculture is fast approaching. In early May, farmers will have the opportunity to participate in an important data-collection exercise that will provide insight into Canadian agriculture. Conducted every five years, the census provides a historical record…

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Essex County Farm Safety Annual Meeting

The Essex County Farm Safety Association will be holding their Annual Meeting on Wednesday, March 30 at Colasanti’s Tropical Gardens.  The buffet dinner will begin at 6 pm with the meeting to follow at 7pm in the Willow Room.  The cost is $15 per person.  Come out and get updates on safety and visit with…

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FIRST AID WORKSHOP FOR FARMERS

The Essex County Federation of Agriculture is planning a First Aid Workshop for members. This First Aid Level C with AED training is recognized by WSIB. The two day workshop is being held on April 5 and 6 and the cost is $110 per person. The spaces are very limited so if you are interested…

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Farm Safety Plans 7th Annual Farmers Night

The Essex County Farm Safety Association is hosting their 7th annual, free farmer’s evening on Tuesday, March 15th at the Essex Civic Centre from 7-9 pm. This event is in conjunction with Agriculture Safety Week that is recognized across Canada. This year, the evening will consist of 3 short workshops covering different topics of interest….

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ECFA Annual Meeting

The Essex County Federation of Agriculture will be holding their Annual Meeting on Tuesday, December 1 in the Council Chambers of the Essex Civic Centre at 7:00 p.m.  This meeting will include a review of the past year’s activities, constitutional review/amendments, the election of directors as well as the election of the executive that will represent…

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Federation Footnotes for December 2015

Good afternoon and welcome to Federation Footnotes for Wednesday, December 2, 2015. The Essex County Federation of Agriculture held its Annual Meeting last evening in the Essex Civic Centre. It was well attended. Lyle Hall was acclaimed as President for the next year while Brad Anger will serve as Vice-President. The ECFA Board of Directors…

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All Candidates Meeting Planned Essex Riding

All Candidates Meeting Planned The Essex County Federation of Agriculture is hosting an All Candidates Meeting in our area.  On Wednesday, September 16, everyone in the Essex Riding will have the opportunity to meet and ask their candidates questions.  The purpose of the meeting is to allow the constituents an opportunity to get to know their candidates….

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Celebrating Ontario food and farming with Breakfast on the Farm

Free event to be held September 20 near Tecumseh  Celebrating Ontario food and farming with Breakfast on the Farm (Tecumseh) – August 31, 2015 – With half of the 2,000 complimentary tickets already reserved, time is running out to book spots for the 2015 Breakfast on the Farm event. The Breakfast on the Farm program…

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OFA continues work on a complete pollinator health strategy

OFA Commentary: August 28, 2015 OFA continues work on a complete pollinator health strategy  By Don McCabe, President, Ontario Federation of Agriculture With regulations now in place limiting the use of neonics on corn and soybean crops in Ontario, the Ontario Federation of Agriculture has continued to hold fast on an important task. We are…

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