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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

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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

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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

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Report Shows Canada’s Beer Industry Pours Big Benefits Into Economy

Friday, February 23, 2018

Canada’s beer industry generated $13.6 billion in economic activity in 2016, according to a report released last month by the Conference Board of Canada, Brewing Up Benefits: The Economic Footprint of Canada’s Beer Economy. The 12-page report explains in significant numbers that this economic footprint — which comes from...read more

FBO Post-Workshop Report

Connecting New Canadians with Careers in Food & Beverage Processing

Friday, February 23, 2018

A workshop last month in Brampton, Ontario aimed to connect new Canadians to job opportunities in the food and beverage processing sector—an industry that is seeking to create 60,000 new jobs by 2020. In partnership with the City of Brampton’s Economic Development office, the event came as part of...read more