Dusty Zamecnik wins Ontario’s Outstanding Young Farmer 2017

October 11, 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…

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

October 11, 2017 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…

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PlantForm named 2017 Defense TechConnect Innovation Award winner

October 6, 2017 Congratulations to Rapid Response client PlantForm Corporation for being named a 2017 DefenseTechConnect Innovation Award winner at the Defense Innovation Summit (DITAC) in Tampa, Florida. The award goes to the top 15 per cent of innovations submitted to the DITAC program committee, with rankings based on the potential positive impact the submitted…

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Escarpment Labs

At its new facility in Guelph Ontario, Escarpment Laboratories is ready to supply both custom and wild yeast strains to large and small craft beer breweries across Canada. The sole domestic supplier of yeast helps brewers avoid the potential extra expense and transportation delays with import shipments. Two of the co-founders shared a passion for…

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Dairy Quality Inc.

Dairy Quality Inc. monitoring provides instant herd health data. The Newmarket, Ontario company aims to help prevent dairy farm loses due to mastitis.

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Annual General Meeting 2016

Theme of the 2016 Annual General Meeting of Ontario Agri-Food Technologies was “Exploring Food Innovation from OAFT’s Perspective.” Over a fast-paced four hour session, 16 speakers talked about the experiences of their companies and organizations with innovation and growth related to Ontario’s agriculture. OAFT President Dr. Tyler Whale set the stage with his opening comments…

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Amazing Grains

Amazing Grains is an entrepreneurial Ontario company that specializes in providing healthy ingredients for wide range of bakery foods and snacks. This Game Changer video shows how Amazing Grains is attracting global interest in its products for baby boomers, millennials and individuals with diabetes.

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