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ALUS Peterborough Bus Tour

Are you interested in learning more about local farms and ALUS Peterborough? Join us on a bus tour across Peterborough and Kawartha Lakes to see four amazing farms and their projects in action, and to learn more about the great benefits of working together to restore marginal areas of farmland. We will be visiting grassland, hedgerow, and constructed wetland projects, and enjoying a free barbeque lunch!

This event is FREE, and runs from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.

We will be boarding the coach bus at the Ontario Federations of Anglers and Hunters Head Office, 4601 Guthrie Drive, Peterborough. 

Registration is required
kate_powell@ofah.org
Peterborough and Kawartha Lakes

ONFARM Field Day -OSCIA and Ontario Soil Network-August 25, Cavan, ON

Date: August 25, 2022 

Location: Woodleigh Farms' ONFARM Plot located at the corner SW corner of Winslow 1/4 Line and Stewart Line in Cavan, ON 

Time: 11am - 2 pm

Topics: Rotations, soil amendments, cover crops, pollinator habitats and more! 

Free Lunch!

Note: you must register for the event, so that the organizers know how many will be in attendance for lunch :) 

Link to the registration:

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/388168080177

Peterborough County Agricultural Wall of Fame Induction Ceremony

OUTSTANDING LEADERS TO BE INDUCTED INTO
PETERBOROUGH COUNTY AGRICULTURAL WALL OF FAME

After a two year hiatus due to covid-19 restrictions, the Peterborough County Agricultural Wall of Fame Committee is pleased to announce they will be hosting their 2022 induction ceremony on Sunday, August 28th at 2 p.m. in the Agricultural Heritage Building at Lang Pioneer Village and Museum, Keene.  The purpose of the Wall of Fame is to recognize those who have made an outstanding contribution to the agricultural industry.  Two individuals and two couples will be inducted, all of whom excelled in the agriculture/agri-food industry.  This year’s inductees are:  Dr. Bill and Mary Belch, Peter English, David Nelson and Roy and Christina Sanderson.

Registration is not required
Agricultural Heritage Building, Lang Pioneer Village Museum
Keene / Otonabee-South Monaghan

New Funding Opportunity: The Ontario On Farm Climate Action Fund

The Ontario On-Farm Climate Action Fund (OFCAF) provides cost-share funding to farmers to support the implementation of best management practices (BMPs) to tackle climate change through reducing emissions of GHGs and supporting increased carbon sequestration. Cost-share support to farmers is available under the project categories of nitrogen management, cover cropping, and rotational grazing. 

https://www.ontariosoilcrop.org/ontario-on-farm-climate-action-fund/

Beef On a Bun - Drive Thru

Event date

Join us on August 20, 2022, from 4PM - 7PM for a Beef on a Bun Drive Thru.  For $15 you will receive a generous portion of beef on a bun, a cold drink, a bag of chips and timbits. This year, we invite you stay and enjoy your meal at the farm if you wish.   

Please enter from the 5th line to the back laneway. Watch for signs and balloons.  Cash or debit will be accepted at the gate.

The Peterborough County 4-H Beef club will be in attendance with their 4-H Beef projects.  More details to be announced.

 

Registration is not required

Peterborough County Cattlemen - Beef on a Bun Drive Thru

Please join us at 2264 Chemong Rd Selwyn, on August 20th, 2022 from 4PM - 7PM, for a Drive Thru, Beef on a Bun.  For $15 you will receive a generous portion of beef on a bun, a cold drink, a bag of chips and timbits.  This year you are invited to stay and enjoy your meal on the farm, or you take it with you.  You can pay with cash or debit at the gate.  Please enter off of the 5th Line, and proceed to the back laneway.  Watch for signs and balloons.  

The Peterborough County 4-H Beef club will also be in attendance with the 4-H Beef projects.  More details to follow. 

Announcing the 2022 Peterborough Ag Innovation Award!

The Peterborough Agricultural Roundtable is launching the first annual
Innovation Award for agriculture in Peterborough. You can self nominate or
nominate a friend or neighbour!

Visit this link on the Ag News website to complete and submit the online form: Nomination Form. If needed, the form may also be downloaded, completed on paper and mailed. 

There will be a cash award (details to come!). 

The application deadline is August 15th.

Storm Recovery Webinar

On Tuesday, June 21, 2022 from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., join the Durham Region Federation of Agriculture for a webinar on storm recovery.

Webinar details include:

  • Working with your insurance company and understanding key terms of your policy  - Steve Johnson, Co-operators AVP, National Product Portfolio, Farm and Commercial and Mark Walmsley, Co-operators Farm Underwriting Manager 
  • Where to go for help (mental health, counselling) - Abarna Kannan, Ontario Federation of Agriculture
  • Rebuilding or fixing barns and other structures – permits, requirements, etc (to be announced)
  • Q & A, & discussion

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMuf-qtrz4qEteib9bsOwnoqAbfWNvIFPre

 

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