This week, the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) is heading to Queen’s Park to meet with members of our provincial government for the first time since last June’s provincial election.
Wellington North dairy farm fined $62,505 for manure leak
WELLINGTON NORTH – A Mount Forest dairy farm was convicted in a Guelph court earlier this year and ordered to pay $62,505 after liquid manure from the farm washed into a ditch, and eventually into Bethel Creek.
Maple Weekend takes place April 1-2 across Ontario
WYEBRIDGE - After an early and unexpected February run of maple sap, the maple syrup season is ready to hit its second wind in Ontario. Producers are getting ready to showcase a new crop of sweet liquid gold during the 7th annual Maple Weekend, April 1 and 2.
Elora 4-H club digs into tasty treats, learns about birthday holidays
ELORA - On March 4 the 4-H “Home for the Holidays” club got together at the Fraser home to hold its fourth meeting.
‘Don’t be hasty, use safety’ an important message year-round: Grose
WELLINGTON COUNTY - The county is home to a large rural community full of winding sideroads, picturesque barns and silos, and carefully manicured fields that seem to stretch out for miles.
OFA Viewpoint: Woman increasingly at the forefront of agriculture
Women have long played a pivotal and often unseen role in Canadian agriculture. That role has traditionally been one of support, from doing the books and helping with chores, to raising the family or whatever else was needed behind the scenes.
Ignoring fatigue a slippery slope for health and safety on the farm
We often hear farmers say, ‘I’ll sleep when the busy season is over.’ But that outlook, even…
On-farm maintenance a long-term investment
Equipment maintenance can be a thankless chore and, even if done correctly, one that doesn’t pay immediate apparent dividends. Done improperly, or not at all, however, it can be the difference between safe operation and injury or fatality.
Canadian Agricultural Safety Association celebrates Ag Safety Week
WINNIPEG – This Canadian Agricultural Safety Week (CASW), farmers, farm families, farm workers, and farming communities are encouraged to show how they commit to #FarmSafetyEveryday.
Ceremonial first tree tapping held in Atwood on Feb. 24
ATWOOD – The chilly conditions didn’t keep maple syrup enthusiasts away on Friday, Feb. 24, as about 40 people gathered at Hoover’s Maple Syrup operation on Line 78 north of Atwood for the ceremonial first tree tapping of the season.
Local 4-H clubs February report
WELLINGTON COUNTY – On Feb. 18 the Elora 4-H “Home for the Holidays” club got together at the…
Moreau wins 10th straight Trainer of the Year award
PUSLINCH – Richard Moreau has captured his 10th consecutive Trainer of the Year O’Brien Award.
EAL Girl’s Day event set for March 3
CENTRE WELLINGTON – A one-day equine assisted learning (EAL) workshop is bringing girls and horses together for friendship and personal development at the LM Equestrian Center in Belwood on March 3.
Equine Industry Symposium enhances understanding of the role of horses in human health and learning
GUELPH - The annual Equine Industry Symposium shared the latest research and updates on the role of horses in human health and learning with over 550 delegates attending over three sessions from Nov. 21 to 23, with hundreds more registering to receive the online sessions.
Stem cell research proves effective for equine osteoarthritis
GUELPH - Two studies led by Dr. Judith Koenig and her team at the Ontario Veterinary College have shown equine pooled cryopreserved umbilical cord blood, (eCB) MSC, to be safe and effective in treating joint pain and inflammation.