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Ontario Grain Farmer Magazine is the flagship publication of Grain Farmers of Ontario and a source of information for our province’s grain farmers. 

Future of grain


“Seed for Life” contest
DuPont Pioneer launched a new contest for Eastern Canadian farmers at this year’s Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show. The “Seed For Life” contest features a grand prize of an annual quantity of Pioneer® brand seed product, for a period of up to 25 years (up to a maximum retail value of $1,250,000 ). The contest also features five secondary prizes of “Seed for a Season” (with a maximum retail value of up to $10,000).


“DuPont Pioneer strives to help farmers increase their profitability and improve their livelihood — and this contest reflects that,” says Krista Klompstra, marketing manager for Eastern Canada, DuPont Pioneer. “We hope growers are as excited as we are about the many opportunities this contest could create.”

To kick-off the contest, farmers in attendance at the contest launch were entered into a draw for $10,000 of seed. Liz Langens from Russell, Ontario was the lucky draw winner.

To participate in the Seed for Life contest, growers should contact their local Pioneer sales professional. Full contest details and rules are available at •

Who are you following?
Farmers are using Twitter to stay connected and up to date with industry news. Each month, Ontario Grain Farmer magazine will highlight Twitter accounts we think you should consider following or hashtags (#) that will help you join specific conversations.


The 2015 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair is being held in Toronto from November 6 to 15. The Fair is an important venue to teach urban consumers about agriculture. Share your experience at the Fair by using the hashtag #RAWF15 in your tweets, and search the hashtag to see what other farmers and attendees have to say about the event.

Female grain farmers —  this one’s for you! Include the hashtag #womenofharvest15 to share what’s happening on your farm this harvest season. The use of the hashtag started in Saskatchewan and has spread to proud farm women across the country who have posted photos of themselves in combines and tractors.  •

The Digital Toolbox
The smartphone, tablet and computer are important tools on today’s farms. Each month, Ontario Grain Farmer magazine will highlight an app, online tool, or website that may help you in the field or in the farm office.

AgMaps is a new geographic information portal from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA).

The portal includes an agricultural information atlas, geospatial data view page, Canada land inventory, OMAFRA program data set descriptions (including soil mapping and reports and land use data sets), and a map gallery that includes a collection of maps created by the geomatics staff at OMAFRA. It can be accessed at


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