Public Outreach

Global 4-H Network Summit

THE INTERNATIONAL REACH OF 4-H

FOR FOUR DAYS in July, participants from over 70 countries descended in Ottawa to attend the event-filled 2017 Global 4-H Network Summit. It is described by 4-H as “an opportunity for 4-H youth, volunteer leaders [Read more]

Research

Crop responses to management

Are accurate predictions possible?

With Doria Ali & Lauren Deshaw There is much interest in varying crop management strategies across farm fields – the essence of precision agriculture. The main driver of this has been advances in variable rate [Read more]

Advocacy

Reflections

FROM THE CEO'S DESK

CANADA HAS A rich farming history. Whether it was the first French settlers along the St. Lawrence or the homesteaders who populated the Western Prairies, farmers have been instrumental to the development of our country. [Read more]

Also in this issue

How to be a cover cropper

LESSONS FROM THE FIELD

MORE FARMERS ARE seeing the value of having a cover crop in the field, and as a result, more are incorporating them into their row-crop systems. Cover crops offer a wide array of benefits. They [Read more]

Features

Canada 150

CELEBRATING ONTARIO’S FARMING HISTORY

On July 1, Canadians celebrated the 150th birthday of our country. Farmers were instrumental in building the communities that have shaped our nation. While there are now fewer farms and fewer farmers than there were [Read more]

GFO newsletter

GFO Newsletter for August 2017

GET THE LATEST NEWS FROM GRAIN FARMERS OF ONTARIO

CANADA’S OUTDOOR FARM SHOW Grain Farmers of Ontario will be at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show from September 12 – 14. You can find us on 1st Lane (Seed Alley). Stop in for a coffee and [Read more]

Business Side

Business side: Retirement planning

CONVERSATIONS WITH BUSINESS EXPERTS

WHAT IS A RETIREMENT PLAN? For some, it’s a list of travel destinations. But a real retirement plan means having an accurate financial plan that will give you financial freedom in retirement. Making a plan [Read more]

Features

Soil sampling

A LITTLE INVESTMENT FOR A LOT OF INFORMATION

WITH WHEAT HARVEST beginning to wrap up around the province and farmers now looking ahead to the approaching fall harvest season, we are in the so called “dog days of summer” and now is an [Read more]

Features

Understanding precision agriculture

THE CHALLENGES OF ON-FARM PRECISION AG RESEARCH

YOU CAN BUY the equipment and software, bring on a consultant and start banking yield data, but what can you do once you’re up and running to ensure you’re getting useful information from your on-farm precision ag [Read more]

Market Side

Market side: Futures trading basics

LESSON 29: TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

SHORT TERM AND INTERMEDIATE TERM TRENDS THIS LESSON WE will look at intermediate term trend (ITT) and short term trends (STT) and how to trade them. Once we have established the primary or long term [Read more]