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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

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Federal Government Invests in State-of-the-Art Greenhouse Technology in Hamilton

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Greenbelt Microgreens has received $640,585 in funding to modernize a new 3.5 acre greenhouse facility with state-of-the-art technology in Hamilton. The investment will allow producers to increase production of Canadian certified organic microgreens, bringing jobs and more local produce to the area, stimulating the local food economy. “Our government...read more

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Niagara Food & Beverage Convention: Scale Up Your Business

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Learn how to scale up and grow your business at Niagara’s 2017 Food and Beverage Convention, taking place March 3rd in Niagara Falls at the Scotiabank Convention Centre. The Agri-food Management Institute teamed up with Innovate Niagara and many others to offer this full-day event to Ontario food and beverage manufacturing businesses,...read more

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Organic Council of Ontario Seeks Input from Organic and Non-Organic Producers

Thursday, December 22, 2016

The Organic Council of Ontario has received funding to conduct a sector-wide assessment of barriers to growing Ontario’s organic sector. As part of the assessment, they are reaching out to any and all producers, processors and businesses across the province with online surveys, in an effort to gather insight...read more