Bioenterprise Hosts Innovation Showcase to Highlight Success in Seed Funding Program

Fellow ATCC founding member Bioenterprise Corporation along with partner, Innovation Guelph, celebrated the success of recipients of their first round of seed funding at their Innovation Showcase event on October 10. This funding program has helped in the success of small companies across southern Ontario such as Mirexus Biotechnologies Inc., Local Grown Salads and Roothams…

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Soy 20/20, Changes Name to Oilseed Innovation Partners

Congratulations to fellow ATCC founding member Oilseed Innovation Partners (OIP), formerly known as Soy 20/20. The name change reflects its expanding mandate that now includes oilseed crops in addition to soybeans, such as canola, sunflowers, and camelina. Read full news release here: News release – Soy 2020 expands mandate to become Oilseed Innovation Partners – 19…

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Dusty Zamecnik wins Ontario’s Outstanding Young Farmer 2017

Dusty Zamecnik won the title of Ontario’s Outstanding Young Farmer for 2017. He is a horticulture farmer from Norfolk County growing strawberry plants for propagation, blueberries and hops. The 27 year-old is the production manager of EZ Grow Farms and Hometown Brew Co He won over three other nominees and received the award during the…

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Agri-food Management Institute: Making a Case for Growing New Crops

Ontario farmers who are thinking about growing a non-traditional crop have a valuable new tool to assess whether it’s a profitable idea. Making a Case for Growing New Crops is an online learning resource recently developed by the Agri-Food Management Institute (AMI) to help farmers engage in business planning before planting. The resource was developed…

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Quinta Quinoa shortlisted for Bridge2Food Protein Awards 2017

Quinta Quinoa has been shortlisted for the Bridge2Food Protein Awards 2017, in the Best Plant Based Food category. Bridge2Food works to facilitate connections between food professionals across the world, while the Protein Awards celebrate companies that are driving innovation in the Protein industry by creating new plant-based and high protein foods. We are honoured to be one of three…

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Grain Farmers of Ontario Call for Research Proposals

Dear Researcher, Grain Farmers of Ontario has opened their 2018 Call for Research Proposals. The deadline to submit proposals this year is Friday, November 24, 2017 at 4pm EST. Investment in research is a long-term strategic initiative of the Grain Farmers of Ontario. Our goal is to target our research, innovation and knowledge transfer investments…

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Katan Kitchens Pilots Gluten-Free Oat Certification Program

Katan Kitchens is excited to announce that it has successfully received funding through the federal-provincial-territorial Growing Forward 2 (GF2) of up to $17,195 to work with producers in Northern Ontario to pilot a premium gluten-free oat certification program. Grain Farmers of Ontario is supporting the project through funding provided by the 2017 Grains Innovation Fund.…

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