Six exceptional Canadians have been selected to join the Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame as 2019 inductees in recognition for their lifelong contributions to the agricultural sector. JoAnne Buth, Marc Comtois, Cynthia Grant, Louis Latimer, Laurent Pellerin and Robert Prestage will be officially inducted into the national Hall of Fame at a ceremony on Thursday, November 28, 2019 at the Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac in Quebec City, QC.
Up to $100,000 available in grants for Ontario SMEs in agri-food and beverage processing, advanced manufacturing, clean technology and digital industries. Learn more
Ontario's government is helping to grow the province's agri-food and agri-products sectors by launching the Place to Grow: Agri-food Innovation Initiative - a program which will help drive innovation, reduce red tape, and address industry priorities.
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PlantForm Corporation will receive up to $108,753 from the Government of Canada over two years through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Cap) - AgriScience Program for research and development of a plant-based oral vaccine to protect pigs against deadly porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv)
Read the full press release here.
At the 2018 OAFT general meeting in October, many key speakers discussed how their company/ product can increase yields, reduce costs, and maximize performance. Below are some of the companies who presented their innovative technologies!
Wittaya Aqua: https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3A70f3a3cf-28ba-422d-a656-141b1cf16f8f
Metagenom Bio Inc. https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3A36b8f3c4-ae63-490f-8cd1-808c0e585470
PlantForm Corportation: https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3Abf09af6a-7159-4b1e-8a33-d717724ea5e6
On November 13th Dave Smith, MPP for Peterborough-Kawartha announced $20,000 of provincial funding for Peterborough and the Kawarthas Economic Development to develop a tool geared towards attracting new farmers into the region.
Learn more: https://www.farms.com/ag-industry-news/peterborough-develops-farmer-mentor-tool-354.aspx
Animal life sciences company MicroSintesis has launched NUVIO for Poultry, a breakthrough, first-of-its-kind probiotic solution for poultry to help prevent necrotically enteritis. NUVIO for Poultry will be made available to the market through MicroSintesis' distribution agreement with Bio Agri Mix.
To learn more visit www.microsintesis.com
This event is the largest of its kind in Guelph and provides the opportunity to meet a wide variety of companies from Ontario who have leveraged Federal funding to successfully launch. The event features 100+ innovative companies, developers from many sectors, and many networking opportunities.
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A new agricultural data hub will be launched by Statistics Canada on November 27, 2018. Currently, information such as production, trade, transport, employment is found in various locations across the agency’s website. The hub aims to be a one-stop shop, making data more accessible to Canadians.
The program provides eligible enterprises, headquartered in Southern Ontario, within the agriculture, agri-food, sustainable or environmental technology sectors with:
$30,000 in seed funding (to be matched by recipient enterprise) Coaching/mentorship support services
The Siloking eTruck gives dairy producers a clean comfortable, and convenient way to feed cows with lots of traction for manoeuvering in narrow and low-height barn constructions.
Urban farms often provide access to food for people who are living in remote locations. As farms are pushed further and further outside city limits and away from major residential hubs, farmers had to find solutions in the city to bring food closer to home.
Whyte's Food will create 100 jobs and use Ontario cucumbers and peppers in a refurbished plant. The investment by Whyte's Foods in the new Ontario pickling facility offers a jump in market growth for cucumber and pepper farmers. It also marks a positive development in Ontario's food processing capacity.
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An Ontario-based farm, Entomo Farms, is introducing cricket powder into the Canadian market as part of the President’s Choice line. The product has many uses, the main one being human consumption, but also has applications in agriculture and horticulture.
Full article: http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/business/cricket-powder-loblaw-1.4563956
GROW has granted a technology site license to US based Tumbleweed Farms a greenhouse grower for a patent protected CO2 Foliar Spray system. The technology site license term is perpetual. Engineering installation starts immediately for completion in January 2019. Full details here.