GUELPH - The annual general meeting of the International Society for Equitation Science will take place virtually on March 8 at 3pm.
Workhorse screening a fundraiser for Erin Agricultural Society
ERIN – It was a horse pull competition at a fall fair that inspired independent filmmaker Cliff Caines to embark on a three-year journey to create the award-winning documentary Workhorse.
Livestock impound rates increase in Wellington North
KENILWORTH - Farmers with livestock on the loose in Wellington North will have to fork out more cash to have their animals repatriated.
OAAS offering courses for prospective fall fair judges
WELLINGTON COUNTY – The Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies (OAAS) has five upcoming judging courses aimed at attracting new certified judges for fall fairs.
Crystal Mackay to speak at William A. Stewart Lecture and Reception
GUELPH – The Rural Ontario Institute (ROI), through the Advanced Agricultural Leadership Program (AALP), honours William Stewart’s legacy with the biennial William A Stewart reception and lecture.
Federal government announces $200,000 grant for Erin agri-dome
ERIN – The federal government is providing $202,340 in funding for the Erin Agricultural Society's new "agri-dome" at the Erin fairgrounds. Guelph MP Lloyd Longfield made the announcement at the site on Feb. 10.
Five horses die in equine herpesvirus outbreak on Puslinch farm
PUSLINCH – Officials at Irish Creek Stables here are hopeful the worst is over after five horses died on the farm in January due to equine herpesvirus. “It’s a bit of a nightmare,” said Melissa Laird-Arroyo, who boards a horse at the farm. “I don’t want another one to die.”
OPINION: OFA encouraging online renewal of Farm Business Registration
A new year is upon us and for Ontario’s farmers, that means it’s time to renew their Farm…
Drayton Kinsmen Farm show returns to PMD arena April 12-13
DRAYTON – Rural Ontario’s agribusiness showcase is back. The Drayton Kinsmen Farm show will return for its 39th edition this spring after three years of pandemic-related cancellations.
Equine herpes virus confirmed in Waterloo Region
WELLINGTON COUNTY – The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) has confirmed one case of equine herpes myeloencephalopathy (EHM) in the Waterloo Region.
Senator Rob Black offers 2022 review centering on advocacy in Red Chamber
FERGUS - Canadian Senator Rob Black spent the past year advocating for agricultural and rural communities inside and outside of the Red Chamber.
Guelph Humane Society teaching backyard chicken care
GUELPH – An evening focused on how to care for and manage small chicken flocks is set to take place at the Guelph Humane Society (GHS) on Jan. 25.
OPINION: Preserving farmland, strong rural communities top OFA’s priority list for 2023
The start of a new year is often a time for resolution and goal setting. Whether that goal is to walk more steps each day, grow a better tomato or win first place at the 4-H club show, each one requires us to look at what we want to achieve and find ways to get there.
Canada’s National Farm Leadership Program now accepting applications
OTTAWA - In the complex business of farming where efficiency and effectiveness are key to success, interpersonal skills, relationships and work habits matter.
New sources of timely, credible information for livestock industry
GUELPH - A new library of podcasts, videos and webinars designed to help the livestock industry get research and innovation information directly to the farm is now available