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Marketing Your Farm Products

FREE Marketing Workshop for Organic Farms
 

Times have changed! Whether you are just starting out as a farmer, or you're a seasoned veteran who has just been "making it work" this past season, the COVID-19 pandemic has inevitably introduced some new challenges to your marketing and sales strategy. We want to help.

Julianna from Promosaurus will share her extensive marketing experience to help you grow your business -- let us know what topics you'd like us to cover by responding to our poll

This workship is free for Basic and Supporting Members of OCO. For more information about membership, please visit our membership page.

Click here to register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/x/marketing-your-organic-farm-products-tickets

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Measuring Regeneration with Ecological Indicators

OCO & EFAO Fall Field Day Series

Measuring Regeneration with Ecological Indicators 
with Cory Van Groningen of VG Meats and John Rowe of Rowe Farms - Oct. 22, 11am 

https://efao.ca/event/fall-field-day-series/?mc_cid=c9b07b7b93&mc_eid=e6ac1b9c96

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Collaborative Farm Sales

OCO & EFAO Fall Field Day Series

Collaborative Farm Sales
with Kendal Hills Farm & Green Circle Food Hub - Oct. 20, 1pm

https://efao.ca/event/fall-field-day-series/?mc_cid=c9b07b7b93&mc_eid=e6ac1b9c96

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Regenerative Dairy

OCO & EFAO Fall Field Day Series

Regenerative Dairy 
with Upper Canada Creamery - Oct 15th, 11am

https://efao.ca/event/fall-field-day-series/?mc_cid=c9b07b7b93&mc_eid=e6ac1b9c96

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Regenerative Agriculture on Diversified Farms

OCO & EFAO are partnering to bring you the Fall Field Day Series!


This exciting series of virtual field days will delve into regenerative practices on Ontario farms. Participants will watch pre-recorded tours and then join a live discussion and Q+A to mimic on-farm learning experiences. A great opportunity for folks to learn more about regenerative and ecological practices and stay connected to fellow farmers and eaters.

Regenerative Agriculture on Diversified Farms 
with Manorun Farm & Sideroad Farm - Oct. 13, 1pm

https://efao.ca/event/fall-field-day-series/?mc_cid=c9b07b7b93&mc_eid=e6ac1b9c96

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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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