OFA sees protection of farmland as key to long-term food security

by Drew Spoelstra, Vice President, Ontario Federation of Agriculture For decades, farmers have been losing prime farmland to urban sprawl. I have seen several productive farms...

Soil, Landscape, and Reconciliation

submitted by Philip Fry Not long after “CO2 Down to Earth 2” appeared in the NGT, I dropped in to see friends who live just...

Billowy stands of an Invisible Invasive

by Fred Schueler, Fragile Inheritance Natural History In June, 2009, the vegetation around a small pond we had dug in 1983, formerly dominated by Meadowsweet...

Farm Forum Event moves to virtual online conference

The Farm Forum Event, a future-focused agriculture production conference featuring the industry’s top thought leaders, innovators, researchers and strategists, will move to a virtual...

Sustainability: How exactly do I rewild a patch of my lawn or garden...

There's a lot of interest right now in rewilding. It's a pretty complex subject, and can mean a lot of things, from dismantling dams...

Major organic foods initiative by local business

As reported in a previous issue, Beking’s Poultry Farm, a third-generation family run egg farm in Oxford Station, is opening a new organic barn...

OFA reminds farmers to ensure accuracy of assets when renewing farm insurance

by Jackie Kelly-Pemberton, Director, OFA Farming is regularly influenced and impacted by adverse conditions and unique situations. A level of risk is also assumed within...

The Food Corner

by Paul Cormier, Salamanders of Kemptville I am a fan of strong tasting cheese (and they often have a strong smell to boot). At one...

Food Corner

By Paul Cormier, Salamanders of Kemptville Speaking of keeping warm: we are now down to highs of 10 to 12 Celsius and lows where there...

Between 1996 and 2016, Ontario lost 1.5 million acres of farmland to development

Peggy Brekveld, President, Ontario Federation of Agriculture Do you know where your food comes from? It’s a simple question with a surprisingly complex answer. Our...