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Increasing Local Food Procurement at Ontario Colleges

Mohawk College Report Released: Increasing Local Food Procurement at Ontario Colleges—now seeking pilot project partners

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Mohawk College is currently working on a project to increase local food procurement at Ontario’s 24 colleges, in partnership with the Greenbelt Fund and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. Kate Flynn, Sustainable Food Systems Research and Program Coordinator at Mohawk, tells us the project has now reached its first...read more

farmland from a Bruce Trail hike

Boosting Energy Efficiency on Farms: GF2 Funding Supports Farmers’ Transition to Low Carbon Economy

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The provincial and federal governments have added four new project categories under the Growing Forward 2 Program that are dedicated to helping farmers transition to a low carbon economy, aiming to support Ontario farmers while boosting energy efficiency on farming operations. The support will help farmers modify their equipment and improve efficiency at...read more

Halton Region Ag Forum

Halton Region Agricultural Forum to uncover the Dirt on Soil Health

Monday, March 13, 2017

Halton Region’s 5th annual Agricultural Forum will focus on the importance of soil health in sustainable crop production, taking place on Thursday, March 30, from 7-9 p.m. at Country Heritage Park (Gambrel Barn) in Milton. The forum offers an excellent learning and networking opportunity for those interested in or...read more

Newrest Canada Job Booklet

Food Service Worker & Food Production Assistant Opportunities in Mississauga

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Newrest Canada, a specialist in out-of-home food service and a global leader in multi-sector catering, is currently hiring for a number of positions. Specifically, they are looking for Food Service Workers and a Food Production Assistant to join their Production Kitchen in Mississauga. For more information on each opportunity, visit the links...read more

EVAO Workshop - Brock

Generate Value-Added Opportunities for your Business at Durham Region Workshop

Monday, January 30, 2017

An Exploring Value-Added Opportunities Workshop in Durham Region has been designed to help farm and rural entrepreneurs generate value-added opportunities for their businesses on Friday, March 31, from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. in Sunderland. The course aims to help participants increase their profits through the creation of new products and services or value-added opportunities....read more