Diversifying the Cash Crop Industry in Northern Ontario
Northern Ontario, with its cooler growing conditions, is known to grow good quality forages and spring grains. However, the past three decades has seen a diversification and expansion of the cash crop sector in the north. With fewer livestock farms in the north, resulting in fewer acres of forages being grown (less livestock, less feed…
Need Help to Start, Manage or Grow a Food Business?
Need Help to Start, Manage or Grow a Food Business? If so, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) offers many resources to individuals and businesses starting or growing a food processing business. A good place to start is with the 2015 Guide To Food And Beverage Manufacturing in Ontario. Whether you are…
5 Ways to Positively Impact the Economic Viability of Agriculture in Northern Ontario
The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) is leading the development of the Northern Ontario Agriculture, Aquaculture and Food Processing sector strategy. Agriculture, Aquaculture and Food Processing is a priority sector that can help grow and diversify Northern Ontario’s economy under the Growth Plan for Northern Ontario, OMAFRA needs input from a…
Ontario Greenhouse Business Enhances its Competitive Edge with Growing Forward 2 Funding
Andrew Hendriks Jr. knows that in his business, he must constantly evolve. It’s the only way to stay competitive in the greenhouse industry.
Talking to the public about agriculture
Can you explain what you do on your farm to non-farmers? That was the question posed recently by Bernard Tobin at the Real Dirt on Farming Speakers Training session held in Earlton, Ontario. He challenged us to be able to describe what we do in words that anyone can understand. He also said that, farmers…
Farming the North – Growing opportunities for agriculture in Northern Ontario
OMAFRA is working with the agriculture community to provide opportunities to expand agriculture in Northern Ontario with a website that offers clients information to help them make their expansion or investment decisions. September 1, 2015 is the launch date for the website. Check it out farmnorth.com.