Author Archives: Sean Westerveld

About Sean Westerveld

Ginseng and Medicinal Herbs Specialist, OMAFRA

Non-Traditional Farm Financing Webinar

This webinar on farm financing for non-traditional farms, organized by the Ontario Hazelnut Association may be of interest to specialty crop producers. The webinar will be held on Friday, January 29 at noon. To register visit http://www.ontariohazelnuts.com. The webinar is … Continue reading

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OFVC Educational Series: Live and Recorded Seminars

Recorded seminars are now available online The OFVC is hosting an educational series of recorded and live presentations that are available for viewing at ofvc.ca. Live sessions will be available during scheduled times and require advance registration. If you are unable to participate … Continue reading

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Good Agricultural and Collection Practices (GACP) Risk Management Workshop

Developed by Canadian Herb, Spice and Natural Health Products Coalition The Ontario Lavender Association will be hosting a Good Agricultural and Collection Practices (GACP) certification course over two sessions on Saturday Feb 6 and Saturday Feb 13. Growers of all specialty … Continue reading

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Summer Student Research Assistant Positions in Simcoe

Job Posting: Student- Summer Research AssistantOrganization: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural AffairsDivision/Branch: Economic Development Division / Agriculture Development BranchJo… Source: Summer Student Research Assistant Positions in Simcoe

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Pesticide Resistance Management – Lunch and Learn Series

Lunch and Learn Series for fruit, vegetable and specialty crops Presented by OMAFRA horticulture specialists: Hannah Fraser – Entomologist, Katie Goldenhar – Pathologist, Kristen Obeid – Weed Management This series on pesticide resistance management is to give field growers with … Continue reading

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Agri-Food Workplace Protection Program: Additional Funding

On May 14, 2020 the ministry announced the launch of the Agri-Food Workplace Protection Program for Producers.   The government has recently announced an additional $11.6 M in funding. Many producers made pro-active improvements to workplace safety in light of Covid-19, which is … Continue reading

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