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A weekly report prepared by the staff of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA). If you require further information, regarding this report, call the Elora Resource Centre at 519-846-0941. Office hours: 8:30am to 4:30pm. For technical information, call the Agricultural Information Contact Centre at 1-877-424-1300 or visit the OMAFRA website:


Are you interested in developing a strong business and growing your success? Sign up for agri-food online courses and in-person workshops. These learning opportunities are offered at no cost until the end of March 2018.

Take advantage of the courses to sharpen your competitive edge by gaining skills and knowledge in farm business practices, food safety and traceability. These courses will provide you with foundational information to:

- reduce risks to your business and customers;

- improve efficiencies; and

- access new markets.

You can explore the options that best suit your schedule and learning style.

In-person workshops and webinars

These courses for producers are offered by the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA):

- environmental farm plan (workshops);

- growing your farm profits (workshops);

- biosecurity (workshops);

- food safety (workshops and webinars); and

- traceability (workshops).

To sign up, go to

Online courses

E-learning courses are available on Agriculture and Food Education website.

For producers:

- water use;

- worker practices;

- maximizing your traceability investment;

- growing your farm profits;

- the basics of traceability; and

- food safety foundations.

To sign up, go to


March 9, 2018


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