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Financing the farm to feed the globe

Financing the farm to feed the globe

Area One Farms founder Joelle Faulkner believes it’s just a matter of time before Northern Ontario becomes ripe for agriculture development, but farms need access to adequate financing to make it happen.
Sault restaurant growing own food

Sault restaurant growing own food

Quattro Vinotecca features its own farm-raised meat.
New College Boréal agricultural technician program will train the next generation of farmers

New College Boréal agricultural technician program will train the next generation of farmers

Boréal growing farmers
Kapuskasing emerging as agri-food hub for the North

Kapuskasing emerging as agri-food hub for the North

A decision five years ago to flag agriculture as a priority sector is paying off in Kapuskasing, and the area is now re-emerging as an agricultural hub in the North.
Timmins farmers aiming to raise 3,000 birds

Timmins farmers aiming to raise 3,000 birds

After meeting at agricultural school, Harold and Patsy Schmidt married, found work outside the food industry, and started a family, all the while holding out for their long-time dream: a farm of their own.
Dryden food co-op grows its stable of producers, consumers

Dryden food co-op grows its stable of producers, consumers

A popular food co-operative in northwestern Ontario has grown its online presence in bridging the gap between farmers and devotees of locally produced food.
Sault local food festival celebrates third year

Sault local food festival celebrates third year

The Eat Algoma food festival will mark its third year on Sept. 17 in Desbarats just outside of Sault Ste. Marie.
Gardens seeing rise in local food cultivation

Gardens seeing rise in local food cultivation

Five years ago, when Sylvia Stockill started cultivating fruit and vegetable gardens for her own interest, her produce was so plentiful and tasty, friends encouraged her to turn it into a business.
Honeybee killer can have practical applications

Honeybee killer can have practical applications

Neonicotinoids — a type of pesticide used in agriculture and horticulture — have been implicated in honeybee colony collapse, but one scientist doesn’t believe a full ban on the pesticide is necessary, especially as it applies to forestry.
Northwest rice harvester gaining popularity

Northwest rice harvester gaining popularity

Kailey Divers’ first appearance at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair last fall proved to be a productive trip for the northwestern Ontario wild rice harvester.