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Opportunities for Change

Starting a Craft Brewery in Ontario

OMAFRA Releases a Guide to Starting a Craft Brewery in Ontario

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs has released a guide to Starting a Craft Brewery in Ontario. “Craft beer is a thriving industry in Ontario; as of 2015 the industry employed well over 1,500 people in direct brewery jobs and over 6,000 in indirect jobs (using...read more

FarmFoodCareAwards_Jamie

Farm & Food Care Award Recipients Champion Agricultural Advocacy

Monday, April 16, 2018

Congratulations to Durham Farm Connections, Farmer Tim, and Jamie Reaume, who were each celebrated with Champion Awards at Farm & Food Care Ontario’s annual conference last week, recognizing their significant contributions and commitment to Ontario’s farming community and agricultural advocacy. As distance between farming and non-farming communities continues to grow, these...read more

Greenbelt Fund announcement

GHFFA Among 15 Recipients to Receive Funding for Local Food Projects

Thursday, March 29, 2018

The Golden Horseshoe Food and Farming Alliance, in partnership with the Toronto Region Conservation Authority, is among 15 recipients from across the province to receive funding for exciting local food projects. The more than $315,000 in new funding from the Government of Ontario and the Greenbelt Fund is aimed...read more

Halton Region Ag Forum 2018

Halton Region Agricultural Forum: Driving Growth and Innovation

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Halton Region’s 6th annual Agricultural Forum is coming up on Thursday, April 12, from 7 – 9 p.m. at Country Heritage Park in Milton. This year’s forum will focus on initiatives that will help local farms and food businesses drive growth and innovation in the agriculture and food sector. It...read more

UrbanHensTO

City of Toronto Launches Backyard Hen Pilot Project

Monday, March 26, 2018

The City of Toronto has launched an UrbanHensTO Pilot Program, allowing residents in four wards across the city to register to have up to 4 hens on their residential property. The pilot will run for 3 years, until March 2, 2021. “Cities need to enable the widest possible range...read more

VineView Photo

VineView Measures Grapevine Health in Niagara with NASA-like Aerial Technology

Friday, March 16, 2018

Last summer, Grape Growers of Ontario began working with VineView (formerly SkySquirrel Technologies Inc.) to bring one-of-a-kind innovation overhead Niagara Region vineyards. The drone and airplane-based technology is providing grape growers around the globe with unprecedented measurements of grapevine health, and has been a mighty leap forward for the...read more