WOODSTOCK – A Rotary International Ontario farm, truck and construction toy show and consignment auction is taking place online on Aug. 25, and in-person at the Woodstock Quality Inn at 580 Bruin Boulevard on Aug. 27 and 28.
Feds target fertilizer emissions with ‘ambitious’ reduction target
WELLINGTON COUNTY - The federal government has set a Canada-wide target for a 30 per cent reduction in fertilizer emissions by the year 2030. Public feedback on how the agriculture sector might meet the target is being accepted until Aug. 31.
Corn roast/ eating contest at local fair
PALMERSTON – The Minto Farmers Market is hosting a Corn Roast and Corn on the Cob Eating contest at the Palmerston Fall Fair on Aug. 27.
Tractor pulls to make full comeback at Aberfoyle Fall Fair
After almost two years, the fair is returning to its regular schedule of live events – and that includes the popular tractor pull events.
Hillsburgh feed mill closing after nearly 60 years
HILLSBURGH – The Hillsburgh feed mill is closing after nearly 60 years of servicing the Erin-Hillsburgh community.
Wellington County fair ambassadors vying for crown at CNE contest
WELLINGTON COUNTY – Four ambassadors from Wellington County are going to the 2022 CNE’s annual Ambassadors of the Fairs competition.
Tour organic seed farm, learn about seed cleaning at Palmerston EFAO event
PALMERSTON — In partnership with the Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security, the Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario is putting on a field day event at Hawthorn Farm Organic Seeds.
Jessie Weir awarded EastGen’s Outstanding Dairy Women Service Award
WELLINGTON COUNTY — Jessie Weir has been awarded the 2022 EastGen Outstanding Diary Women Service Award.
OFA Viewpoint: Veterinarian shortages affecting rural areas
ONTARIO – Rural and remote communities in Ontario are experiencing a shortage of veterinary access.
Eramosa 4-H Beef Club tunes judging skills
GUELPH/ERAMOSA – The Eramosa 4-H beef club held a third meeting at the Bessey Farm on June 28. …
Learn about no till soybeans and alfalfa-fueled corn at EFAO event taking place at 3Gen Organics
WALLENSTEIN – The Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario and Living-Lab Ontario researcher Brett Israel of 3Gen Organics are inviting the public to join them from from 5 to 8pm on Aug. 17 to explore developments in Israel’s reduced tillage field crop trials.
Drayton Fair kicks off return of in-person agricultural exhibitions in northern Wellington
DRAYTON – Fair season in northern Wellington kicks off on Aug. 5 with the first full-scale Drayton Fair since 2019.
Equine assisted learning brings horses and humans together to learn life skills out of the saddle
CENTRE WELLINGTON – You just never know when greener pastures will appear and alter your career trajectory.
Research into development of foal’s gut could advance treatment of critical cases of diarrhea
GUELPH – The foal’s gut undergoes many changes as it develops rapidly. More and more, we are learning how the colonization of a gut correlates to good health.
What’s in a whinny? According to an Equine Guelph study, a whinny speaks volumes
GUELPH – Straight from the horse’s mouth, a recently published study out of the University of Guelph has looked at the way humans interpret the vocalizations or meanings of vocalizations of a whinny to decipher horse-speak.