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Quinte and Area

January 12-15

Innovative Farmers Association of Ontario Winter Bus Tour to the National No Till Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio www.ifao.com

January 13

Northumberland Cattlemen's Association Banquet and Annual General Meeting. Exhibits at 6 pm and supper at 7 pm. Tickets from Directors. For more information contact a Director or Sue Jouwstra at 905-355- 5227.

January 14

Hastings Cattlemen's Association Banquet and Annual General Meeting, White Hall, Tweed (on the Fairgrounds. Social hour 5 pm, supper 6 pm followed by Annual Meeting. Tickets available from Directors. For information contact Glynda Moore at glynda.moore@inspection.gc.ca

January 19

Grain Farmers of Ontario DISTRICT 13 Meeting (Prince Edward, L&A, Frontenac, Lanark, Leeds, Grenville, Renfrew, Ottawa), 10 am at the Elgin's Lion Club, 19 Pineview Drive, Elgin, ON.

January 19 & 20

Nutrient Management Course / Introduction to Nutrient Management, Kingston, 9 am to 5 pm. Cost is $102.24 per producer and $75.34 for each additional member of farm or farm family; $193.72 for non-producer and $139.92 for each additional individual within organization. Total amounts include HST. To register, call the Nutrient Management Toll-Free Information Line at 1-866-242-4460 or visit http://omafra.gov.on.ca/english/nm/cert/courses.htm

January 22

FarmSmart Agricultural Conference at the University of Guelph. www.uoguelph.ca/farmsmart

January 27

Grain Farmers of Ontario DISTRICT 12 Meeting (Durham, Northumberland, Kawartha, Peterborough, Hastings), 10 am at the Best Western, 930 Burnham Street, Cobourg, ON.

January 28

Growers Pesticide Safety Course, Trenton, 8:45 am. Pre-registration required, contact Tri-County Agromart 613-394-3371.

Jan 31 &Feb 7

Growing Your Farm Profits (GYFP) – 2 day Workshop, City of Kawartha Lakes & Durham Region, Nestleton Community Center, for you and your management team to start the journey towards managing and planning your farm business success. Program details available at http://www.ontariosoilcrop.org/en/programs/gyfp09.htm. To register, contact Pat Learmonth 705-295-1590 / peterborough@ontariosoilcrop.org

February 1 & 8

Quest for New Farm Value – Value Plus 2-day Workshop, Batawa Ski Hill, 99 Ski Club Lane, Batawa, ON. Check-in 8:30 to 9 am. Workshop from 9 am to 4 pm each day. By attending, farm and rural based entrepreneurs will learn best practices regarding value adding to tap into new and existing marketplace opportunities. Register by Tuesday January 18, 2011. Cost $75 per person. Contact Batawa Ski Hill at 613-398-6568.

February 3

Hastings Federation of Agriculture Monthly Meeting, 8:00 p.m., Thurlow Community Centre, 516 Harmony Road. Contact Klaasje Bergveld at 613-391-5351

Feb 4 & Feb 11

Growing Your Farm Profit Workshops, Frontenac County, held at Elginburg, ON. For more information, contact Rita Vogel at (613) 275-1753 or rvogel@ontariosoilcrop.org

February 8

2011 Kawartha Choice Farm Fresh Local Summit and Networking Event, Moving Beyond the Farm Gate: Developing Local Food Systems-Victoria Park Armoury, 210 Kent St. W., Lindsay -9:30am- 4:00pm. Cost: $15.00 Full Day incl. lunch and refreshments./$10.00 Morning only or afternoon only. Register by Tuesday, January 25, 2011. To Register and for more information contact Katie Ann Baxter, 705-324- 9411 ext 1270 or kbaxter@city.kawarthalakes.on.ca

February 8

Environmental Farm Plan Workshop, Peterborough County, Douro, 10 am to 3 pm. To register for this fre workshop and to access funding contact Pat Learmonth 705-295-1590. February 8 Environmental Farm Plan Workshop, Peterborough County, Douro, 10 am to 3 pm. To register for this fre workshop and to access funding

contact Pat Learmonth 705-295-1590.

February 8 & 9

OSCIA Annual Meeting, Sheraton Fallsview Hotel and Conference Centre, Niagara Falls www.ontariosoilcrop.org

February 8-10

Canadian International Farm Show, International Centre, Toronto http://www.canadianfarmshow.ca

February 10

Quinte Farm & Trade Show, Knights of Columbus Hall, Trenton, ON. Contact Eric Lawlor 613-475-5903 / eric.lawlor@ontario.ca

February 10

Grower Pesticide Safety Course, Picton, 8:45 am. Pre-registration required, contact Ontario Pesticide Education Program, Ridgetown College 1-800-652-8573

February 10 & 17

Quest for New Farm Value – Value Plus , Turn Ideas Into Value- Added Business – a two day workshop for farm and rural entrepreneurs. Verona Lyons' Hall, 4504 Verona Sand Road, Verona, ON. Day 1, check in 8:30 to 9 am. Agenda 9 am to 4 pm (both days). Cost $75/person, includes lunch. Register today – space is limited to 25! Call 613-372- 1414 or 1-888-372-9962.

February 11

Growers Pesticide Safety Course, Trenton, 8:45 am. Pre-registration required, contact Tri-County Agromart 613-394-3371.

Feb 12-Mar 19

Exploring Your New Farm Dream: Is Starting an Agricultural Business Right For You? Thinking about starting a farm business? Want to learn more about the opportunities and realities of farming? This course includes 4 three hour sessions and 1 day of farm tours. Cavan/Millbrook/Peterborough County, Saturdays, 1-4 pm, Feb 12, 19, Mar 12, 19 with an all day farm tour Mar 5. Cost: $300/person or $400 for two people from the same farm. For more information and to apply visit http://www.farmstart.ca/explorer or contact Pat Learmonth at farmsatwork@gmail.com.

February 18

Growers Pesticide Safety Course – EXAM Only, Trenton, 1:30 pm. Pre-registration required, contact Tri-County Agromart 613-394-3371.

February 18

Lindsay Woodlot Conference and Trade Show-Victoria Stewardship Council, Bats, Biomass, and Burls....Farmers Mutual Exhibition Building at the Lindsay Exhibition Grounds. Registration is $12. with lunch available for purchase. All those registered before January 31 will be entered into a draw for a free two hour property consultation with a professional forester. To register or for more information or exhibitor inquiries call Doug Van Hemessen, Victoria Stewardship Coordinator, 705-324-1478 or visit doug.vanhemessen@ontario.ca

 
 

 
 


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