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.Continue reading “February 2019 Update”
Across the province there seems to have been a great amount of cover crops planted this summer/fall with good growth in most areas. Some of them might have been planted as an extra forage source for cattle, with hay production being a bit uncertain at times this year, but overall cover crops are looking good. Continue reading “Cover Crops, October 2018 Update”
Featuring Anne Verhallen, OMAFRA Soil Management Specialist, and Kris McNaughton, University of Guelph-Ridgetown. Hosted by Grain Farmers of Ontario on August 8, 2018. For more, visit the GrainTALK page. Watch the video: Continue reading “GrainTALK Webinar: Cover Crop Management and Decisions”
Grain Farmers of Ontario is the province’s largest commodity organization, representing Ontario’s 28,000 barley, corn, oat, soybean and wheat farmers. The crops they grow cover 6 million acres of farm land across the province, generate over $2.5 billion in farm gate receipts, result in over $9 billion in economic output and are responsible for over 40,000 jobs in the province.