February 2019
Food & Farming across the Golden Horseshoe
If you have an upcoming event, news or story idea you'd like us to share in a future monthly newsletter, don't hesitate to get in touch !
An upcoming webinar on Wednesday, March 6, Traceability in the Era of Industry 4.0 , will highlight why innovation is critical to food manufacturers, and how Industry 4.0 is changing the food business. Mike Hutson of SYSPRO Canada is the host of the webinar, and Dana McCauley, Associate Director of New Venture Creation at the University of Guelph, will be presenting.

Are you looking to explore new opportunities for your farm?

Durham Farm Fresh, the Regional Municipality of Durham, and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), are hosting a  Navigating On-Farm Value-Added information session on incorporating value-added opportunities into farm businesses on Tuesday, March 19.

OMAFRA has launched a new online Agriculture Economic Development Training course , which will be of great interest to economic developers, land-use planners, municipal councils and community leaders who want to explore agriculture as an economic development opportunity.

Tomato eaters ! The greenhouse tomato program at Vineland Research in Niagara Region is looking for participants to taste tomato samples and provide feedback.
Participants must register in advance for a session on March 5th or 12th. Find more information here .
Local Line , a sales and distribution software platform for food suppliers, recently launched a Community Forum for their users to connect online with like-minded farmers, food suppliers and food hubs.

Cole Jones, Local Line CEO, recently shared with us the value of such a platform. Read more on our blog .
Funding Opportunity
Ontario and the federal government have announced that, starting in March, farmers and other businesses can apply for support under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership for projects to boost innovation, economic development, environmental stewardship and food safety. Read more here .