Friends at a BBQ




Canadian Agricultural Strategic Priorities Program 

Posted on : 2023-12-06

The objective of the CASPP is to provide funds for projects that address national or sector-wide priorities that help industry address emerging issues and capitalize on opportunities.

2023 PR Warden’s Banquet

Posted on : 2023-11-22

On the remarkable evening of November 18th, the charming village of Vankleek Hill took center stage as the prestigious Prescott Russell Wardens Banquet unfolded. This event was a splendid opportunity for networking, bringing together individuals with a shared passion for fostering connections and celebrating community spirit. The culinary offerings were nothing short of extraordinary, capturing my personal admiration.

As a delightful token to remember the evening, each participant received a special gift from La Cabane de Gars – a jar of exquisite maple syrup, adding a touch of local charm to the festivities. It was an evening filled with camaraderie, gastronomic delights, and meaningful connections to be treasured.

2023 SDG Warden’s Banquet

Posted on : 2023-11-22

On the evening of October 21st, the scenic town of Chesterville played host to the illustrious SDG Wardens Banquet. This gathering was a splendid occasion for networking, where like-minded individuals came together to foster connections and share in the spirit of community. The culinary delights served were nothing short of exquisite, but the cherry cheesecake, a symphony of flavors, stood out as my personal favorite. As a delightful parting gift, each attendee was bestowed with a jar of honey, courtesy of the esteemed Smirlholm Farms. It was a night of camaraderie, gastronomic delights, and connections to cherish.

Farmer Wellness Initiative

Posted on : 2023-11-09

When your day stops, the silence takes hold. That’s when your thoughts come into focus.

If you’re in need of support, please reach out and call us anytime – from the tractor, from the barn, or from the house after the sun sets on another long day.

CALL NOW: 1-866-267-6255

Accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year.

The Farmer Wellness Initiative provides access to free counselling services and tailored mental health support and resources to all Ontario farmers and their families.

Click here for more information! 

Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program

Posted on : 2023-11-09

The Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program encourages good forest management by giving a property tax reduction to eligible landowners who prepare and follow an approved Managed Forest Plan.

When your forested area is enrolled in the program, it is:

  • classified as managed forest
  • taxed at 25% of the municipal residential property tax rate


The regular tax rate still applies to any other part of the property that is not managed forest, such as your house.

You must hire a Managed Forest Plan Approver to prepare or approve a Managed Forest Plan for the forest on your property. This plan describes how you will manage your forest responsibly over a 10 year period.

To enroll in the program, your Managed Forest Plan Approver submits your plan to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF).

You need to follow your Managed Forest Plan and submit a progress report in the fifth year of your plan.

After 10 years, you can renew your participation in the program with a new approved Managed Forest Plan.

Click here to see more information! 

Roundup and its Alternatives

Posted on : 2023-10-17

Roundup products contain glyphosate, a chemical linked to cancer and other illnesses. Chemical alternatives to Roundup can also contain toxic ingredients, but safe alternatives to Roundup include soap, vinegar, salt or iron-based sprays, mulching and integrated weed management.

If you want more in formation on what Roundup is, click here.

If you want some alternatives to roundup, click here.

Agricultural Clean Technology program: Research and Innovation

Posted on : 2023-10-16

As part of the Government of Canada’s strengthened climate plan, A Healthy Environment and a Healthy Economy, the new Agricultural Clean Technology (ACT) Program aims to create an enabling environment for the development and adoption of clean technology that will help drive the changes required to achieve a low-carbon economy and promote sustainable growth in Canada’s agriculture and agri-food sector.

Business Innovation and Growth projects

Posted on : 2023-10-16

The Business Innovation and Growth category of the Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF) fosters the development of for-profit businesses so that they can invest, grow and create jobs for the prosperity of Canadians.

l’Industrie agroalimentaire du Québec et de l’Est ontarien

Posted on : 2023-10-03

For our French readers, here’s a link to the “l’Industrie agroalimentaire du Québec et de l’Est ontarien” brochure, published by Le Droit, where you’ll find a “Trouvez vos saveurs” section on the last page.

Enviromental Solutions – Farm Credit Canada

Posted on : 2023-09-19

Farm Credit Canada offers financing for environmental solutions that can help farmers make environmental upgrades to their operation and switch to renewable energy resources.


Click here for more information!