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Orangeville & Area SBEC to host Selling Food in Ontario Workshop

Thursday, March 7, 2019

The Orangeville & Area SBEC is hosting a Selling Food in Ontario workshop on Thursday, March 21, 2019, from 1-4 p.m. at the Tony Rose Memorial Sports Centre. The workshop will be an excellent opportunity for area food entrepreneurs to develop their businesses — whether they’re at the beginning stages,...read more

Navigating On-Farm Value-Added Information Session in Durham Region

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Are you a farmer looking to explore new opportunities for your farm? Durham Farm Fresh, the Regional Municipality of Durham, and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), are hosting a Navigating On-Farm Value-Added information session on incorporating value-added opportunities into farm businesses on Tuesday, March 19,...read more

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

Food Manufacturers Webinar: Traceability in the Era of Industry 4.0

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Traceability in the Era of Industry 4.0, a live webinar on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at 2 p.m. EST, will highlight why innovation is critical to food manufacturers and how Industry 4.0 is changing the food business. If you’re interested, register here! Host Mike Hutson of SYSPRO Canada and presenter...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

Broader Public Sector Workshop on the Role of Local Food in Healthcare

Monday, January 21, 2019

On February 14, 2019, representatives from Ontario’s healthcare sector are invited to the Greenbelt Fund’s speaker panel and Vendor Food Fair on the Role of Local Food in Healthcare, taking place at the University of Toronto’s Chestnut Conference Centre from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Morning presentations will showcase research...read more