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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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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]

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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]

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More than stress

FARMERS STRUGGLE WITH MENTAL HEALTH

FOR MANY FARMERS, recent crop years haven’t been easy ones — and while many will first worry about the impact weather, markets, and regulations may have on their crops and how they can be managed [Read more]

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Leading through change

LESSONS FROM THE 2017 MARCH CLASSIC

FARMERS NEED TO adapt to changes in social expectations and political agendas while facing the economic and environmental challenges of maintaining a successful farm business. It’s not always clear what the next big issue will [Read more]

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The WBC problem

AVOIDING THE DAMAGE OF 2016

LAST SEASON WAS officially the worst year on record in Ontario for Western bean cutworm (WBC) feeding damage. What’s even more troubling is that cutworm feeding damage was also a major contributor to high deoxynivalenol [Read more]

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WBC 101: ID and control

SCOUTING AND MANAGEMENT IN FIELD CORN

NATIVE TO NORTH America, the Western bean cutworm (WBC), Striacosta albicosta, has been a long-time resident of the U.S. Great Plains region until it began expanding its range eastward and was first detected in Ontario [Read more]

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Instagram ambassadors

A GOOD IN EVERY GRAIN PROGRAM

GRAIN FARMERS OF ONTARIO’S newest group of Good Grain Farmers will be taking over the Good In Every Grain Instagram account this year. From April 2 to December 2, one of the Good Grain Farmers [Read more]

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Same, same but different

AGRICULTURAL LEADERS COMPARE FARMING PRACTICES

Class 16 of the Advanced Agriculture Leadership Program (AALP) began their journey of professional development in September 2016. Throughout the 19 month executive development program, participants attended eight seminars and two study tours — one [Read more]

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Preventing vomitoxin

TIPS FOR A HEALTHY CORN CROP

VOMITOXIN (ALSO KNOWN as deoxynivalenol (DON)) can severely compromise the quality of a corn crop, limiting both its use and value. In 2016, the annual vomitoxin survey to assess the presence of corn ear mould and grain vomitoxin, conducted by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) field crops team, confirmed the concerns being raised by many farmers. [Read more]