Selling Beyond the Farm Gate Workshop

Date: February 6th 9-4 p.m. (with lunch & coffee break provided) Location: Johnson Twp. Community Centre (Desbarats Arena) Cost: $20+fee online. $20 at the door (register by Feb 2nd) Facilitators: Sally Miller and Peggy Baillie, Local Food & Farm Co-ops Please join us for this farm business workshop from the Agri-Food Management Institute and the Local Food and Farm Co-ops, …

Twilight Pasture Tour 2017

Wednesday August 2, 2017 6:45 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Algoma Community Pasture Hwy 129, Fire # 142 – Approx 3km North of Thessalon Speakers and topics: Barry Potter (OMAFRA Agriculture Development Advisor) Potential Grass Mixtures Emily Potter (Beef Farmers of Ontario) Beef North Projects Megan Van Schaik (OMAFRA Beef Specialist) Managing Beef on Pasture Christine O’Reilly (OMAFRA Forage & Grazing …

Algoma Forum for Food, Farms & Tourism

You are invited to attend the Sault Ste. Marie / Algoma Forum for Food, Farms & Tourism. March 9th, 2017 – 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at Quattro Hotel, Sault Ste. Marie Algoma has many opportunities for promoting authentic attractions and cuisines. No matter what the season, there are many different experiences for visitors: Gilbertson’s Maple Products Pancake House, located …

Transition Smart: Producer to Processor Workshop (Feb 24 & 25)

Bruce Mines Community Hall, Bruce Mines, ON Friday Feb 24 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. / Saturday Feb 25 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. February 24th and 25th in partnership with the Agri-food Management Institute, the Rural Agri-Innovation Network/SSM Innovation Centre will host the Transition Smart: Producer to Processor workshop as part of the Next Generation North Program. An introduction …

RAIN and OMAFRA to host remote location for Forage Focus 2016

**NOTE: LOCATION HAS CHANGED!** We will be hosting a remote location to the Ontario Forage Council’s Forage Focus 2016 held in Shakespeare, ON. This year’s theme is “Recognizing the value of forages for profit and the environment”. Keynote speaker is Eric Young, Agronomist/Soil Scientist from The William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute. Topics include “Best Forage Practices for the Crop, …

Rural-Agri Innovation Network and CleanFARMS team up to collect obsolete pesticide and livestock medication from Algoma farmers

Sites open next week in Echo Bay and Thessalon promote safe disposal and environmental stewardship Sault Ste. Marie (September 21, 2016): The Rural Agri-Innovation Network (RAIN) is organizing the collection of obsolete pesticide and livestock medication from Algoma farmers, which will be transported to the CleanFARMS collection site in Gore Bay, Manitoulin Island. CleanFARMS is an industry-led non-profit organization that …

RAIN to host Farm Finances Train-the-Trainer Event

In partnership with Agri-Food Management Institute and Rob Hannam from the Synthesis Agri-Food Network, RAIN will host a train-the-trainer event for farm business advisors to learn how to train others how to analyze their farm’s financial statements and take action.The workshop will provide information, tools and resources to help advisors successfully work with agri-food business owners. The workshop will introduce …

Eat Algoma teams up with the Sylvan Circle

The Rural Agri-Innovation Network (RAIN) will be hosting the Eat Algoma local food festival at the Johnson Township Community Centre in Desbarats on September 17, 2016 from 12 to 5 p.m. This third annual event features a “Farm to Fork” style paring, where local restaurants and chefs are paired with local food suppliers to create a variety of delicious bite …

Join the Crop Caravan!

The North Eastern Soil and Crop Improvement Association has set up tour dates across the north east to introduce new OMAFRA Crop Specialists to the north. Algoma’s date is July 19. Instead of a single big event the Algoma Soil & Crop Improvement Association (ASCIA) has opted for a series of different tours to allow producers to choose sessions that …