Upcoming Webinar: Access to Labour in 2021

Chair: Stefan Larrass, OFVGA

February 11, 2021 at noon- 1 (Zoom webinar)

Access to Labour in 2021:

HR Resources for farms, Portia MacDonald-Dewhirst, Executive Director, Canadian Agricultural Human Resources Council (CAHRC) Continue reading

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Permit to Take Water Workshops

Please see below details on two upcoming webinars on how to apply for a Permit to Take Water.

FEBRUARY 22, 2021 | 12:00 pm – 1 pm
Permit to Take Water – Electronic Application Workshop
Speakers: Joshua Ng and Holly Buchanan, Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP)

Organized by: Rebecca Shortt, OMAFRA
MECP will deliver a 45-minute demonstration on how to apply for/renew permits to Take Water (PTTW) using the MECP’s electronic platform. The demonstration will showcase the process of creating accounts, going through the application form, and the process to report water takings using the Regulatory Self Reporting System (RSRS).
Live event. Advance registration required. Click here to register

FEBRUARY 23, 2021 | 7:00 pm – 8 pm
Permit to Take Water – Electronic Application Workshop
Speakers: Joshua Ng and Holly Buchanan, Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP)

Hosted by: Ontario Federation of Agriculture

Organized by: Rebecca Shortt, OMAFRA
MECP will deliver a 45-minute demonstration on how to apply for/renew permits to Take Water (PTTW) using the MECP’s electronic platform. The demonstration will showcase the process of creating accounts, going through the application form, and the process to report water takings using the Regulatory Self Reporting System (RSRS).
Live event. Advance registration required. Click here to register

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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 www.ontariohazelnuts.com. The webinar is free for OHA members and $15 for non-members. 

 

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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.caLive sessions will be available during scheduled times and require advance registration. If you are unable to participate in a live session, these presentations will be recorded and be posted at a later date.

For the full list of live, online events: www.ofvc.ca/events

For the full list of recorded videos: www.ofvc.ca/videos

Below are some seminars that may be of interest to specialty crop growers: Continue reading

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Reminder – Ontario Hoppenings Lunch and Learn next Monday, January 25th at noon

Just a reminder that the next Ontario Hoppenings Lunch and Learn will be held next Monday January 25th. Join us for a presentation from guest speaker Dr. Carolyn Malmstrom from Michigan State University to hear about her work on hops viruses in Michigan. Attendance is free and open to anyone, however you must pre-register for each meeting to obtain the log-in details. 

Click here to register: 

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEudOGqqzooG9WfbDuQINMc29spVfWnpMbQ

See below for more information.

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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 crops are welcome. Continue reading

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