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October 8, 2014
FEATURED NEWS: Ont. government supporting apple industry
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 Featured News 

Ont. government supporting apple industry

The Ontario government is investing in Ontario’s apple industry to help increase sales of and demand for local Ontario apples while delivering products that consumers want. The province is investing $221,500 to help growers and marketers increase sales. Efforts to promote local apples could include:

  • New Ontario apple retail sampling programs
  • An event to celebrate Ontario apples
  • Culinary demonstrations to show consumers new ways of using Ontario apples
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     Event Calendar 

    Alberta Potato Conference and Trade Show

    Tuesday, November 18, 2014, to Thursday, November 20, 2014
    Location: The Sheraton, Red Deer, Alta.

    Potato Growers of Alberta hosts their annual conference and AGM, along with Alberta Potato Industry Associates Trade Show. >> More Info

    Agricultural Excellence Conference

    Wednesday, November 19, 2014, to Friday, November 21, 2014
    Location: Fort Garry Hotel, Winnipeg, Man.

    In an increasingly complex and global marketplace, farm managers must be able to access the information, resources and tools to continue to develop their farm business management skills to compete and succeed. >> More Info

    Southwest Agricultural Conference

    Tuesday, January 06, 2015, to Wednesday, January 07, 2015
    Location: Ridgetown, Ont.

    The Southwest Agricultural Conference attracts expert agricultural industry speakers and researchers from across North America to address topics ranging from field crop management to farm profitability. >> More Info