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Agricultural Bale Wrap Recycling Program

Peterborough County is continuing to work with SwitchEnergy Corp to provide agricultural bale wrap recycling collections in 2022. 

Please contact SwitchEnergy Corp for information regarding fees and collection instructions:

  • Email dnott@switchenergycorp.com  or
  • Call (519) 524 - 0193.
    • Switch Energy will provide bags for the agricultural bale wrap,
      • the wrap must be free of any contaminants such as rope, paper, dirt, or wood, and
      • Ask about recycling options for silage wrap and twine.

Should you have any questions or concerns about the program, or the company involved, please leave a message for Catrina at 705-775-2737 or email waste@ptbocounty.ca.  

Small Flock Stakeholders - webinars this week!

From OMAFRA:   With the rapidly developing situation in Ontario there will be two HPAI situational updates focused on the small flock community on Tuesday night and Thursday night at 6:30 EST (April 5 and 7, 2022). The updates are from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, (OMAFRA) and Canadian Food Inspection Agency, (CFIA) and are hosted by Poultry Industry Council. We will also have the opportunity for a live Q&A session after the updates. We will do further updates in the coming weeks on an as-needed basis. Please distribute to your network as anyone involved as a small flock stakeholder is encouraged to attend.

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/.../reg.../WN_5PboflSGSaW_34PJ_CzUhA

or call 647-374-4685

Elmhirst Bull Sale - Source for Quality

25 Bull sell of the highest quality. Red/black Simmentals- Angus - SimmAngus - Hereford 

Bred and built to boost your bottom line with hassle free genetics. Lower birth weights, rapid growth, functional mature size, all polled and many  homozygous polled. Bulls are guaranteed and semen tested. 50 years of proven results to add value to a calf crop and $ to your pocket. Unmatched Quality  proven in commercial/purebred sale rings and show rings across North America and around the world. 
free lunch and refreshments sale day 

call Billy 

705-761-0896

Registration is not required
1870 Settlers Line
Indian River

Reminder: Soil Health Support webinar next week - register now

Wednesday, March 23 - 7PM

There is a lot of soil health support available to Central Ontario farmers - but who offers it? And what exactly do they offer? Register now for this free workshop where speakers from a wide range of organizations will provide an overview of how they can help you. Hosted by the East Central Farm Stewardship Collaborative

Free - with optional donation

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/de-mystifying-soil-health-support-for-farmers-tickets-272277026917

*New Date* PFCA invites you to a presentation by Planscape *Register before Sunday March 13th

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Join PCFA - March 14th at 7pm

On Monday, March 14th at 7 pm - Join the Peterborough County Federation of Agriculture via Zoom for a presentation by Margaret Walton from Planscape to discuss their findings of the Peterborough County draft Official Plan, Agricultural Policies. 

The background to this issue and resources, including the video of Margaret Walton's July presentation to Peterborough farmers, as well as a link to Planscape's new Report, may be found on the Agricultural Roundtable website here: https://ptboagnews.com/land-use-policy-and-planning

Register until Sunday March 13th  here: https://forms.gle/e6axd2ycsppDBLcq5 

For more information or questions, please contact pcfagriculture@gmail.com

Tonight! Small Flock Avian Influenza Update

From Peterborough Public Health:
7PM tonight - Thursday March 10

This update is open to anyone involved with small flock production, owners, shows, feed, equipment and chick suppliers, vendors, etc. Update on HPAI ins North America, what clinical signs look like, roles and responsibilities, a biosecurity primer and case studies. There will be opportunities for Q&A's and next steps.

No registration. Click here to joint the event by Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86783622060

OSCIA Set to Deliver the On-Farm Climate Action Fund to Ontario -Intake Coming Soon!

Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA) is pleased to have been selected by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) as a recipient organization to deliver the federal Agricultural Climate Solutions – On-Farm Climate Action Fund (OFCAF) in Ontario.

On February 22, Canada’s Agricultural Day, AAFC announced OSCIA as one of 12 agricultural recipient organizations across Canada that will be delivering OFCAF over the 2022 and 2023 cropping seasons.

Funding will support Ontario’s producers in their ongoing progress adopting beneficial management practices (BMPs) that reduce greenhouse gases (GHGs) and store carbon, specifically for in-field nitrogen management, expanding cover cropping, and implementing rotational grazing practices.


To support projects in the 2022 growing season, OSCIA is planning for a late-spring application intake. Funding will be available to eligible farm businesses to cost-share implementation of a wide array of BMPs to support emission reductions. Examples include professional agronomic planning services, N-fertilizer application equipment upgrades to improve N placement, and cross-fencing materials to support rotational grazing. Producers should watch for programming details to be released by OSCIA in the coming months.

Funding for this project has been provided by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada through the On-Farm Climate Action Fund. The Fund is part of the Government of Canada’s Agricultural Climate Solutions initiative under the Natural Climate Solutions Fund (NCSF). The NCSF is implemented by Natural Resources Canada, Environment and Climate Change Canada, and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.


To get up-to-date information on upcoming intakes, join the program’s email list at https://www.ontariosoilcrop.org/mail-list-subscribe/.