WELLINGTON COUNTY – Perth-Wellington riding candidates gathered virtually on May 10 to promote party lines and promises on topics of importance to the riding’s farming communities.
Local food, agriculture highlighted during the annual Spring Rural Romp
WELLINGTON COUNTY – The Taste Real Spring Rural Romp will be held in-person on May 28.
Canada Road Safety Week is May 17 to 23
The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA), in support of Canada Road Safety Week (May 17 to 23), encourages motorists and farm machinery operators alike to pay attention, drive defensively, and share the road this season.
OFA Viewpoint: Protection of farmland key to long-term food security
For decades, farmers have been losing prime farmland to urban sprawl. I have seen several productive farms turned into housing developments, soccer fields, shopping malls, movie theatres and highway extensions.
Wellington 4-H poultry meetings clucking away
Early April marked the start of the Wellington 4-H poultry club. It was great to see so many familiar faces and a few new ones.
Cooperative launches hay press capable of double compaction to facilitate export
MAPLETON – The first Ontario-based hay press capable of double compaction to facilitate export was unveiled at Marhaven Agri here on April 23. Hay Press Company, in collaboration with the Ontario Hay and Forage Cooperative, launched the press at an open house attended by around 100 people.
Senate committee studying Canadian soil health
OTTAWA – On April 26, the Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry was authorized to begin a new study examining and reporting on soil health in Canada.
Drayton Fair returns Aug. 5 to 7 for ‘Another Day in Fairadise’
DRAYTON – The Drayton Fair is back. The Drayton Mapleton Agricultural Society will welcome fairgoers to Another Day in Fairadise, the theme for this year’s agricultural exhibition, Aug. 5 to 7.
‘One drop at a time’: Sweet season for Wellington sugar shacks
WELLINGTON COUNTY - April showers in sugar bushes are a little sweeter this year.
OMAFRA Report: Snow mould in Ontario winter wheat fields
A weekly report prepared by the staff of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs…
OFA Viewpoint: Reminding farmers and motorists to practice road safety
Planting season has begun and for many farmers, that means travelling busy and potentially dangerous roads.
Leslie Kennedy brings knowledge and hands-on experience to enhance equine wellness
FERGUS – Leslie Kennedy has enjoyed a successful career in the equine industry, most notably in the world of dressage, with a resume that includes being a national and international FBI dressage official, a competition coach specialist and Grand Prix competitor.
Caine to represent Canadian Warmblood International Young Breeders team
GUELPH/ERAMOSA – Set to saddle up and cross the pond, Avery Caine will be representing the Canadian Warmblood International Young Breeders team in the Netherlands this summer.
Encapsulating stem cells for treating equines with osteoarthritis
GUELPH – The next exciting step in regenerative therapies has Dr. Thomas Koch, Ontario Veterinary College, and his team encapsulating stem cells to see if they can enhance the effect of treatment.
Endangered Ojibwe pony part of Erin Earth Day event
Endangered breed – Ojibwe pony Legend was on hand at the Erin Earth Day clean up on April 23 to…