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Online Agriculture Economic Development Training

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Is your community looking for new ways to support your local agriculture sector? The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) has recently launched a new online Agriculture Economic Development Training course, which will be of great interest to economic developers, land-use planners, municipal councils and community leaders...read more

Willowtree Farm brothers among Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Brothers Jordan and Alex McKay, owners of Willowtree Farm in Port Perry, have been honoured as one Canada’s latest Outstanding Young Farmers (OYF)! The OYF Program is designed to recognize young farmers between the ages of 18 to 39 that exemplify excellence in their profession. “It was a great...read more

Getting your product on grocery store shelves

Friday, January 11, 2019

Do you imagine your product on grocery store shelves? Join Western Ontario Community Futures as they welcome Whole Foods Market for upcoming learning sessions on how to get your product out to the masses. Click on the following event links to register: Local Matters – Speaker: Whole Foods Market...read more

2019 Nourish Trend Report Explores ‘Shifts’ in Food Trends

Friday, December 7, 2018

With another year coming to an end, Nourish has released the 2019 Nourish Trend Report, their third annual look ahead at what’s in store for the food industry. While 2018’s report was about “Disruption,” the theme this year is “Shifts” — shifts in consumer attitudes, what consumers are buying...read more

Successful collaboration underway to support York Region’s Agri-Food Sector

Monday, November 26, 2018

York Region has long recognized the importance of agriculture, with many of their high-level strategic plans and policy documents – the Region’s Official Plan, Strategic Plan, Vision 2051, and Economic Development Action Plan – all touching on their commitment to the sustainability and viability of the agri-food sector. York...read more

Global Conference Showcases the Golden Horseshoe’s Robust Food Cluster

Monday, November 19, 2018

Last month, the 21st TCI Network Global Conference — an event that moves continents every year — came to Toronto, bringing cluster experts from around the world to the GTA for three days of collaboration. The conference held “Immersion Experiences” focused on 11 clusters: Advanced Manufacturing, Design, Emerging Technology,...read more

Niagara College Opens Canada’s First Teaching Distillery as Craft Distilling in Ontario Grows

Monday, October 22, 2018

Niagara College has opened Canada’s first Teaching Distillery at their Niagara-on-the-Lake campus, and the first batch of students have now begun the Artisan Distilling Graduate Certificate Program. The state-of-the-art 2,500 square-foot Teaching Distillery is adjacent to the college’s celebrated Wine Visitor + Education Centre. “The Artisan Distilling program follows...read more