February 2019 Update

The Ontario Soil Network is up and running for 2019. In January, 25 of the selected 37 farmer mentors from across the province met in Kingston to network, work on presentation and leadership skills, and learn how to talk to the media. Each of these farmers in the upcoming year will be expected to promote soil health practices to their friends and neighbours through various discussions. They will also be asked to host a field day.

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January 2019 Update

iNaturalist App

I recently was shown this really great app called iNaturalist. This app helps to identify plants and animals around you. All you have to do is take a picture of the plant/insect/animal, and the app will identify it. The app is connected with over 400,000 scientists and naturalists who can help you learn more about what you are identifying. If the app isn’t 100% sure what you are looking at, it will give you some top ideas and other uses can weigh in on the image to give their opinion.

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4R Cooperation Agreement, December 2018 Update

Recently, Grain Farmers of Ontario partnered with Fertilizer Canada, OMAFRA, OABA, OFA and CFFO in the signing of a 4R Ontario Cooperation Agreement. The various parties together have contributed funding for over the next three years to help provide solutions for growers facing rising pressures of reducing environmental impacts while maximizing yields and economic benefit.

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