Guelph, ON – Gord Green, a dairy producer from Oxford County, has taken over as the President of the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA) for 2016. Gord, his wife Laura and their son, operate Greenholm Farms Limited, a dairy and cash crop operation north of Embro where they use strip-till in corn and […]
By Lilian Schaer, for Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association There’s nothing that makes Tyler Vollmershausen happier than sticking a shovel into a field to see what’s happening underground. It’s that passion for soil that is one of the reasons Vollmershausen Farms has been selected as the 2016 Soil Champion, an award handed out annually […]
Prepared by Lois Harris for Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association Guelph, ON – Three years ago, Bill Nightingale’s fruit and vegetable operation was in financial trouble. Today his $10 million dollar business is thriving and he credits the Growing Forward 2 (GF2) program for helping get it there. Back then, Nightingale Farms had gone […]
January 11, 2016 Prepared by Lois Harris for Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association St. Catharines – Paul Speck is a forward-looking Ontario businessman who credits the Growing Forward 2 (GF2) program, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative, for helping him build a more solid financial and environmentally sound footing for his growing vineyard and winery. As the […]
Commemoration Part of Ontario’s Commitment to Soil Health November 30, 2015 1:30 P.M. Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs To commemorate its important role and historical significance in the development of Ontario’s agri-food sector, the province is designating the Guelph Soil Series as the official soil of Ontario.
November 24, 2015 – Lennox & Addington County’s Chris Brown has been named the Ontario Forage Master for 2015 Chris Brown was named Ontario Forage Master for 2015 at a recognition event hosted by the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair on November 11th. Chris and wife Brianne operate Beslea Farms Limited near Yarker in Lennox & Addington […]
Prepared by Lilian Schaer for Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association Guelph, ON – A new roof over the livestock yard has changed Chad Anderson’s cow-calf farm. The structure has resulted in better manure management on the 400-acre farm near Brigden, Ontario, reducing both labour and the farm’s environmental footprint. And the cattle are happier […]