Apr
21
Sat
Niagara Farm Day @ West Niagara Agricultural Centre
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Niagara Farm Day organizers hope this event will become an annual opportunity for families to spend time learning about Niagara agriculture and its important contribution to our food supply and the local economy.

Visitors to Niagara Farm Day will be able to visit with a number of primary producers who will each have a display featuring the primary focus of their farm. This will include dairy, bees, horse, beef, grains & oilseeds, flowers and more. Plans are also under way to allow visitors to experience a virtual reality tour of a farm with technology supplied by Farm & Food Care.

As the event draws closer, additional details and additional confirmations of participating commodities will become available. In the meantime, organizers invite everyone to “save the date” and plan to attend a fun agricultural themed family event. A great way to welcome the Spring season.

This event is hosted by the Niagara Federations of Agriculture & West Niagara Agricultural Society.

Apr
25
Wed
GMOs in 2018: What’s the Latest on Biotech in our Food Systems? @ Online
Apr 25 @ 1:00 pm

Canada is the fourth largest producer of genetically modified (GM, also called genetically engineered) crops, and now Canadians are the first in the world to eat a genetically modified fish. What GM foods are we eating, and what’s next? What can we already conclude about the impacts and risks of GM crops and foods in Canada after twenty years?

This webinar will provide a run-down of where we are with the technology and its products, to provide food movement activists with some information and analysis to examine the present and future of GMOs.

Join the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network for a run down if the most relevant updates, and a brief response to industry’s key public relations messages including the argument that we need GM crops to feed the world. Bring your questions and issues to the table.

This webinar is hosted by Food Secure Canada.

May
2
Wed
Implementing the Agriculture System in Your Municipality @ Canada Hall, East Gwillimbury Sports Complex
May 2 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

Mark your calendars for a workshop for planners and economic developers on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, designed to help attendees understand and implement the Agriculture System at the local level.

Agenda:
9:30 am.
Arrival, Registration and Coffee
10:00 am. Welcome and Introductions
10:15 am. Agriculture as an Economic Driver – The land base, the businesses and connectivity (Danielle Collins, Ontario Federation of Agriculture)
10:30 am. Implementing the Agriculture System (Helma Geerts, Arthur Churchyard, Carolyn Puterbough, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs)
12:00 pm. Lunch
12:45 pm. Planning for Ag Systems at Regional and Lower Level Municipalities (Jennifer Best, Senior Planner, York Region; Faye Langmaid, Manager Special Projects, Planning Services, Clarington)
1:30 pm. Table Talk – Potential Opportunities and Barriers in Your Municipality
2:00 pm. Agriculture Systems that Work – Best Practices (speakers to be confirmed)
3:00 pm. Final Remarks

This event is hosted by the Golden Horseshoe Food and Farming Alliance and the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation.

Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

Apr
21
Sat
Niagara Farm Day @ West Niagara Agricultural Centre
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Niagara Farm Day organizers hope this event will become an annual opportunity for families to spend time learning about Niagara agriculture and its important contribution to our food supply and the local economy.

Visitors to Niagara Farm Day will be able to visit with a number of primary producers who will each have a display featuring the primary focus of their farm. This will include dairy, bees, horse, beef, grains & oilseeds, flowers and more. Plans are also under way to allow visitors to experience a virtual reality tour of a farm with technology supplied by Farm & Food Care.

As the event draws closer, additional details and additional confirmations of participating commodities will become available. In the meantime, organizers invite everyone to “save the date” and plan to attend a fun agricultural themed family event. A great way to welcome the Spring season.

This event is hosted by the Niagara Federations of Agriculture & West Niagara Agricultural Society.

Apr
25
Wed
GMOs in 2018: What’s the Latest on Biotech in our Food Systems? @ Online
Apr 25 @ 1:00 pm

Canada is the fourth largest producer of genetically modified (GM, also called genetically engineered) crops, and now Canadians are the first in the world to eat a genetically modified fish. What GM foods are we eating, and what’s next? What can we already conclude about the impacts and risks of GM crops and foods in Canada after twenty years?

This webinar will provide a run-down of where we are with the technology and its products, to provide food movement activists with some information and analysis to examine the present and future of GMOs.

Join the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network for a run down if the most relevant updates, and a brief response to industry’s key public relations messages including the argument that we need GM crops to feed the world. Bring your questions and issues to the table.

This webinar is hosted by Food Secure Canada.

May
2
Wed
Implementing the Agriculture System in Your Municipality @ Canada Hall, East Gwillimbury Sports Complex
May 2 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

Mark your calendars for a workshop for planners and economic developers on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, designed to help attendees understand and implement the Agriculture System at the local level.

Agenda:
9:30 am.
Arrival, Registration and Coffee
10:00 am. Welcome and Introductions
10:15 am. Agriculture as an Economic Driver – The land base, the businesses and connectivity (Danielle Collins, Ontario Federation of Agriculture)
10:30 am. Implementing the Agriculture System (Helma Geerts, Arthur Churchyard, Carolyn Puterbough, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs)
12:00 pm. Lunch
12:45 pm. Planning for Ag Systems at Regional and Lower Level Municipalities (Jennifer Best, Senior Planner, York Region; Faye Langmaid, Manager Special Projects, Planning Services, Clarington)
1:30 pm. Table Talk – Potential Opportunities and Barriers in Your Municipality
2:00 pm. Agriculture Systems that Work – Best Practices (speakers to be confirmed)
3:00 pm. Final Remarks

This event is hosted by the Golden Horseshoe Food and Farming Alliance and the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation.

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