Author Archives: Evan Elford

2021 OMAFRA Hop Update

The OMAFRA Hop Update is compiled annually for the Ontario Hop Growers’ Association AGM. The update includes information on markets, acreage, production, industry trends, pest management, research, etc. The update is typically provided in two sections: Market/Production/Research Update by Evan … Continue reading

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Hop Rates for 2021-2022 Advanced Payments Program

Advanced Payments Program Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Advanced Payment Program (AAP), delivered by the Agricultural Credit Corporation (ACC) in Ontario, has released the list of rates for storage crops (including hops) for the 2021-2022 growing season. The available advance rate … Continue reading

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Canadian Eco-Scholar Award Program Expanded for 2021

The Canadian Eco-Scholar Award has been provided to students interested in organic and regenerative agriculture as part of the annual Guelph Organic Conference. The 2021 award program has been expanded thanks to a partnership between the Guelph Organic Conference and … Continue reading

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“All About Specialty Crops” Webinar Series Starting January 14, 2021

Are you interested in diversifying your business by growing niche and specialty crops?Join us for our 4-part specialty crop webinar series to learn about producing and marketing specialty crops. The first webinar will provide an overview of specialty crop production, … Continue reading

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Reminder: ‘New Hop Cultivar Development’ Lunch and Learn Webinar, November 23, 12-1pm

Overview: Join OMAFRA specialists Evan Elford and Melanie Filotas for bi-monthly online Zoom discussions about Ontario hops. Building on the successful 2020 season webinars, Evan and Melanie will be hosting a series of winter hop discussions with some guest speakers … Continue reading

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Ontario Hoppenings Lunch and Learn – Monday November 23, 2020 at Noon

Overview: Join OMAFRA specialists Evan Elford and Melanie Filotas for bi-monthly online Zoom discussions about Ontario hops. Building on the successful 2020 season webinars, Evan and Melanie will be hosting a series of winter hop discussions with some guest speakers … Continue reading

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