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Canada's Farm Tax Update

The Canadian Association of Farm Advisors presents: Canada’s Farm Tax Update.  Link to agenda and registration here.

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Peterborough County Federation of Agriculture and Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce Announce 2020 Farm Family of the Year, to be Presented at Excellence Awards Event

Peterborough County Federation of Agriculture

PETERBOROUGH, ON: The Peterborough County Federation of Agriculture and the Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announce the Klompmaker family, of 1378 6th Line Asphodel, Hastings as the 2020 Farm Family of the Year.  This award recognizes a farm family that has demonstrated good farming practices, an interest in the farming community, and interest and participation by the family in its operation. 

For 7 years, Chris and Angela Klompmaker have owned and operated their 89-acre broiler chicken farm, K & H Poultry LTD. Chris is a 4th generation chicken farmer and serves as a District Committee Representative for district 9 with the Chicken Farmers of Ontario (CFO). Angela also grew up heavily involved in agriculture, and when she's not working as an RN, you can find her helping on the farm. 

In 2015, the farm was certified organic by Pro-Cert Organics Systems LTD.  The farm has also earned certifications for high animal welfare standards from Global Animal Partnership and the Chicken Farmers of Canada Animal Care Program, as well as for exceptional sanitation and food safety practices from the Ontario Farm Food Safety Assurance Program.

After upgrading each of the original 3 barns, the Klompmakers expanded and built a modern 24,000 square-foot barn, featuring a state-of-the-art computer system, as well as a high-volume heat exchanger to increase efficiency.  The farm now produces 50,000 chickens every 8 weeks, and the family donates 700kg of fresh chicken to local food banks each year, through the CFO Cares Program.

 

The Klompmaker family expanded in August of 2019 as they welcomed their daughter, Isabella. The same year, they purchased a 200-acre farm to fulfill their dream of getting involved in field crops. 

Congratulations to the Klompmaker family on being selected as Peterborough County’s 2020 Farm Family of the Year!

Since it is not possible to gather together for the Peterborough County Federation of Agriculture’s Annual Banquet, the award will be presented at the Peterborough Business Excellence Awards digital event on Wednesday, October 21st.  The Chamber is proud to include this long-standing and prestigious award in the Excellence event.  The awards show can be viewed for free on the Peterborough Chamber of Commerce Facebook and YouTube pages, beginning at 7pm, or viewers can purchase a ticket to attend the Pre-Show Zoom Party and receive a swag bag featuring a $15 Gerti’s gift card, a donation to Showplace and more! For event information, please visit www.excellencepeterborough.ca or contact Stuart Harrison.

For further information contact:

Karen Jopling                                                                or         Stuart Harrison

Peterborough County Federation of Agriculture                       Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce   

Phone: (705) 927-5677                                                             Phone: (705) 748-9771 x202

 

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2020 Ontario Virtual Diagnostic Days - Episode 8

2020 Ontario Virtual Diagnostic Days on RealAgriculture.com

  • Episode 8 October 21,  9 am Grab-all/Diagnostic Challenge
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2020 Ontario Virtual Diagnostic Days - Episode 7

2020 Ontario Virtual Diagnostic Days on RealAgriculture.com

  • Episode 7 October 7,  9 am Agronomy Hot Topics including long term fertility and rotation studies
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2020 Ontario Virtual Diagnostic Days on RealAgriculture.com

Episode 5 Growth Staging and Crop Management

visit  RealAgriculture.com

 

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Ontario Agricultural Conference

The Ontario Agricultural Conference. The Southwest Agricultural Conference, Guelph and Eastern Ontario Crop Conferences are coming together to present the Ontario Agricultural Conference Website - https://www.southwestagconference.ca/

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Grey Bruce Farmer's Week virtual conference

Grey Bruce Farmers’ Week virtual conference: Trade show Day Jan. 5, Beef Day Jan. 6, Dairy Day Jan. 7, Goat Day Jan. 8, Sheep Day Jan. 9, Horse Day Jan. 10, Ecological Day Jan. 11 and Crops Day Jan. 12.

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Ontario Soil and Crop - Take 5 Series: Strips of all Kinds

Monday September 7th 7:30-9 pm via Zoom. Take 5: Strips of all Kinds - 5 speakers, 5 minutes, 5 takeaways and 5 bucks! Rapid-fire presentations followed by Q&A and 'hallway chats' sign up at http://take5strips.eventbrite.ca or email admin@ontariosoil.net

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Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show

September 15-18 Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show is going digital 1-800-563-5441 
info@outdoorfarmshow.com  https://www.outdoorfarmshow.com/ to register

OSCIA scheduled events at Canada's Outdoor Farm Show

Tuesday - 3 pm - aired video showcasing all OSCIA has to offer, with an open chat room available show attendees who wish to engage with OSCIA

 6 pm - live session on our educational workshops, the Canadian Agricultural Partnership Program, How-to Prepare for an Intake and a Program Question Free-for-all Q&A session

Wednesday - 11:45 am - Trees On Farms - a short tour (aired video) of the woodlot demonstration plot on our show's site

3 pm - Learn All About OSCIA and What We Do, plus 30 minute open session with OMAFRA staff "Crop Management and Learnings from 2020" Insect pressure, fertility and more

Thursday 2 pm - Hands-On demonstration of the Soil Test Manager App, Educational Workshops Delivered by OSCIA, and as Step-by-Step How-To on completing Funding Applications and Claim Forms

Friday - 8:30 am -aired video showcasing all OSCIA has to offer, with an open chat room available show attendees who wish to engage with OSCIA

10:30 am - The Farmland Health Check-Up and LEADS Programs, Preparing for a Funding Intake, and 20 minute live chat session with OMAFRA Staff on all things Specialty Crops

7:15 pm -   Trees On Farms - a short tour (aired video) of the woodlot demonstration plot on our show's site

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List your farm ASAP on this new website!

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Last spring we asked you about the need for a new and sophisticated farm directory tool that would connect farmers and consumers in the region. The response from local farms was overwhelmingly in support of this idea. Thanks to a very small grant, and the generosity of local firm Grassroots Design, we are ready to launch the new site publicly in a few days.

However, the first step is to make sure lots of farms are listed! We will be using Local Food Peterborough and other media to promote your farm widely year-round. Buyers can search by products and by types of shopping experiences. Take a look!

All you need to do is go to this link, create an account and build your listing by filling in blanks. Everything is automated. It will take about 15 minutes.

You will be able to log in anytime, 365 days a year, to update your listing (and please do).

Click My Farm Listing and choose Add a New Farm Listing 

As promised, there is no fee for this service this year. Volunteers have helped make this possible because it is important for our community as a whole. Let's figure out together what sustainability model will make sense for all of us going forward.

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