Celebrate Ontario's 150 Anniversary

Three application-based programs opened in July 2016 to engage Ontarians and commemorate the 150th anniversary of Ontario throughout 2017:
Information on how to apply to these programs is now available online at: ontario.ca/150 .
Economic Development

5 Points To Consider Before You Collaborate
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Are You Ready to Collaborate?
Collaboration is a process where groups or individuals partner with others. They share a common purpose and most importantly, mutually benefit from doing so.
Before you start looking for groups or individuals to partner with, you need to be sure that you or your organization is ready to collaborate.
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Launch Pad - Youth Activity & Technology Centre
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LaunchPad, a new Youth Activity and Technology Centre in Hanover, is a place where young people between the ages of 12 and 18 can explore the world through a wide range of activities - art, digital media, software, music, entrepreneurship, computer hardware, hands-on and just plain fun. Staff at the centre encourage the young people to see how their talents and innovative ideas can help them and their communities grow.

At LaunchPad, young people learn important skills that can improve their employability, and make new connections with employers and local leaders in their communities. The hope is that they'll stay and work in the area after they graduate high school.

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Agriculture Development
Bloat Prevention With Cattle Grazing Alfalfa
Author: Chloe Gresel, Department of Animal Biosciences, University of Guelph
7 min read

A grazing research trial at the University of Guelph's New Liskeard Agricultural Research Station examined the effects of supplementation on pastured animals' growth performance, carcass traits, fatty acid profile and palatability traits. While research trials happen here year round, this trial was special in that the 39 Angus and Angus cross steers were grazing 80% alfalfa, and didn't have one case of bloat! How was this possible? Well, like any good producer knows, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. To know how to prevent bloat we first must know how it works and when bloat is most likely to occur.

AMI Event and Speaker Funding is open for 2016-2017
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The Ontario agri-food industry is encouraged to apply to the AMI's Business Management Speaker and Event Funding.  Any registered organization, agency, association, community group, institution, university, college, group located in Ontario may apply for a maximum of $2,500 to cover the costs associated with organizing or bringing a business management speaker to an Ontario event.  This funding is open to agrifood and agriproducts businesses including a focus on farm businesses.

AGPAL - Service Finder for the Agriculture and Agri-business Sectors
Author:  Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
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AGPAL is a web-based discovery tool developed by   Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) to help farmers and others in the agriculture and agri-business sector find the federal, provincial, and territorial programs and services that specifically apply to them.
Canadian farmers and agri-businesses told us about the challenges they face when looking for information about the various types of assistance offered by the different levels of government for the agriculture sector.
AGPAL was designed to put all of that information at your fingertips; we want to become the one-stop shop for Canadian farmers and agri-businesses looking for information about government resources, programs and services.


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