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Leadership for tomorrow

THE 2018 MARCH CLASSIC

TO ACHIEVE LONGEVITY in business, strong leadership is needed not only during a crisis but in times of prosperity as well. Grain Farmers of Ontario’s 2018 March Classic theme “Leadership for tomorrow” featured a line-up [Read more]

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Agriculture and the environment

FOREST ONTARIO'S ENVIROTHON

CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS how we grow our crops; whether it’s drought, flooding, or other extremes, farmers have turned to technology to help them be better prepared for the unpredictability of a changing climate. “We now [Read more]

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Improving soybean yields

IN-FIELD RECOMMENDATIONS

WHEN IT COMES to recommending the best strategy for growing high-yielding soybeans, the advice Horst Bohner is likely to give is “it depends”. Bohner, soybean specialist with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural [Read more]

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Farming for the future

2017-2018 ASA DUPONT YOUNG LEADER PROGRAM

GROWING UP IN North Gower as the seventh generation on her family’s cash crop and beef farm, Ann Vermeersch always knew she wanted to be in agriculture. “It’s never been a doubt; it’s all I’ve [Read more]

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Looking to the future

EXPANSION AT IGPC ETHANOL INC.

AS THE LARGEST corn producer in Canada, it’s not surprising that Ontario is also the country’s leading ethanol producer. Six facilities, operated by Greenfield Ethanol Inc., IGPC Ethanol Inc., Kawartha Ethanol, and Suncor, produce more than [Read more]

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Straw yield

MEASURING PROFITABILITY

THE PROFITABILITY OF straw could be the deciding factor in whether or not you keep wheat in your crop rotation. It’s one of the reasons the Ontario Cereal Crops Committee (OCCC) included a pilot project [Read more]

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Showcasing modern agriculture

TECH PARK AT THE IPM

SUSTAINABILITY AND MODERN farming practices go hand in hand. Grain Farmers of Ontario highlighted this relationship at the 2017 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo (IPM) in Walton with the Tech Park. This is the [Read more]

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Business strategy

ADVANCED FARM MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

FARMERS ARE BUSINESS operators. Yet farmers have not always been perceived that way and they have not always had the same tools and opportunities as other types of business owners. The Agri-food Management Institute (AMI) [Read more]

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Leading the soy industry

2018 ASA DUPONT YOUNG LEADER APPLICANTS WANTED

SOYBEAN PRODUCERS LOOKING for an opportunity to develop their leadership ability, better their communication skills, and shape the future direction of the soybean industry are encouraged to apply for the 2018 American Soybean Association (ASA) [Read more]