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Free support available for Covid 19 workplace consulting

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Through Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS), farmers and agri-food businesses can access professional advice and consulting services to help them with their COVID-19 needs. Your workplace may be eligible for two days of services tailored to your needs (worth $2,000 - paid for by the Canadian Agricultural Partnership). Available until February 28, 2022.

The following workplaces are eligible:

  • Employers, farm sector organizations and farm associations
  • Provincially licensed meat plants
  • Other food processors who employ 1-49 employees

Please reach out to WSPS by:

  • Telephone: 1-877-494-9777 to speak with a customer service representative
  • E-mail:


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Our sincere condolences to the families of... 

Francis Walsh, who passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, October 28, 2021

Joe Moloney, who passed away peacefully in his 90th year at Peterborough Hospice on Tuesday October 26, 2021

Cover Crop Grazing series starts Nov 9, 7PM

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Peterborough's Chris McFarlane is one of the participants in this three-part webinar series. It is hosted by Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association, Beef Farmers of Ontario and Ontario Sheep. Each session features a farm paired with a researcher.

For information and to register, click here: 

Looking for Rural Youth aged 18-29

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Great opportunity for young rural leaders. Farms at Work is looking to nominate youth in east central Ontario who are interested in the Rural Changemakers program and supply a resume by November 7 to

Are you or someone you know eager to lead change in your community? Would you like to learn new techniques for engagement and ways to effectively mobilize change around issues important to your community?

Read all about it:


Congrats to Chamber of Commerce Award winners!

Great photos celebrating Jason McIntosh Auctions and Traynor Farms here!May be an image of 2 people, outdoors and text

May be an image of 5 people, animal, outdoors and text that says '207 EXCELLENCE RNGNN STRENGTHENING BUSINESS Peterborough County Farm Family of the Year The Traynors Photography Sponsor Bmo'

Growing Your Farm Profits workshop October 21 and 28

Posted for Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association:

There are still a few places left for the free Growing Your Farm Profits workshop. This workshop helps new or veteran farmers to assess their current farm management practices and develop realistic long-term skills to move their farm management forward. The workshop helps you to build business strengths in the following 7 areas: Marketing, Production, Financial Management, Business Goals, Social Responsibility, Succession Planning and Human Resources

October 21st and October 28th    (10 am to 3 pm each day). 

Sign up at this Computer Link  GYFP Workshop | OSCIA ( OR   e-mail Paul at

Registration is required: Yes
Douro Community Centre, just East of Peterborough.

The Roundtable is looking for an Administrative Coordinator

The Peterborough Agricultural Roundtable is looking for a special person to support the farming community in Peterborough through working with the Peterborough Agricultural Roundtable. We are a pretty dynamic group and we do have fun!

The Coordinator receives an annual stipend to organize meetings, take minutes, help with getting out newsletters, and a range of other interesting tasks!

For more details, click HERE

To apply, send a brief email explaining your interest and a resume (if you have one) to by October 15.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Darling Insurance Seeks Ag Specialist to Join Their Team

Darling Insurance is looking to hire someone with an Agriculture background to join their Farm Department, helping our current Farm clients with their insurance needs. To view the job posting visit…


GO-VAXX Bus Coming to Lang Pioneer Village Museum!

From Peterborough Public Health:
BEEP BEEP! The GO-VAXX bus is on its way. Sunday October 3rd from 10:00am - 12:30pm.Peterborough Public Health, Lang Pioneer Village Museum and GO-VAXX have partnered up to bring you vaccine.Still need your 1st or 2nd dose of a COVID-19 vaccine? The mobile vaccine bus will be at Lang Pioneer Village Museum in Keene on October 3rd from 10:00am- 12:30pm. 

No appointment needed.

Registration is required: No
104 Lang Road, Keene, ON

Peterborough Soil Data Collection by Plane

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From Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs:

Landowners and farmers in Otonabee South-Monaghan, Douro Dummer and Selwyn may notice a low-level plane flying in the area in mid September.  This is work commissioned by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs related to the soil mapping project for Peterborough County.  This will be a series of north-south flights over an area about 10-12 km wide (east-west) from Rice Lake south of Keene to roughly Buckhorn in the north. The aircraft will be collecting data from the landscape that will be used to help OMAFRA soil scientists assess properties of the soil such as texture and clay content and help create updated soil survey maps for the County of Peterborough. If there are questions, feel free to call Peter Doris, OMAFRA Environmental Specialist 613 921 6380 or email