Upcoming Event: Investing in Agricultural Infrastructure

Investing in Agricultural Infrastructure:

“Opportunities for Field, Crop, and Energy Systems”

On Wednesday, October 21st at Bruce Mines Community Hall from 1pm-4pm, RAIN will host a forum covering a variety of topics including:

  • RAIN’s infrastructure priority mandate
  • Tile drainage and land clearing grant program
    • Application guidelines and incentives
    • outlet preparation
    • financing options
    • meet a contractor
  • Potential funding for on-farm Grain Storage and processing
  • Solar Micro-fit Incentive Programs
  • Government of Ontario Energy Strategy for Natural gas access
  • plus representation from producers, funders, OMAFRA, financiers, contractors, past and prospective clients, and municipalities.

Tentative Agenda:
1-2pm

Opening Remarks/RAIN Infrastructure Priority Overview – David Thompson, RAIN Research Project Coordinator
Tile Drainage & Land Clearing Programs – Janette Wallace, RAIN Infrastructure Coordinator (Tile Drainage & Land Clearing)
Drainage Outlet Preparation, working with municipalities and other governing bodies – Tulloch Engineering
Meet a Tile Drainage contractor – Acton Contracting

2 -2:30pm
Break/networking & light refreshments

2:30-4pm
Grain Storage & Processing – Saul Fraleigh, RAIN Research Technician
Solar Opportunities – Kieran O’Neill, Smart Energy Business Strategist
Natural Gas Energy Strategy – TBA
Q&A
Closing Remarks – Errol Caldwell, RAIN Co-Chair and Advisor

Light refreshments will be available. Please save the date and watch for more announcements.

For more information on this event, please contact:
Janette Wallace, RAIN Infrastructure Coordinator
705-942-7927 ext. 3135

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