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Manitoulin trout farmer schooling province on fish production

Manitoulin trout farmer schooling province on fish production

Arriving at Meeker's Aquaculture , owner Mike Meeker is so busy answering the rings of three phones that his faithful dogs, Roscoe and Maddy, stand in as the welcoming committee at the Manitoulin Island fish farm.

Island fish farmer lauded as Northern entrepreneur

Manitoulin Island-based aquaculturalist Mike Meeker has been recognized by the Community Futures Network of Canada as an Ontario entrepreneur.
Hearst seedling greenhouse delves into consumables

Hearst seedling greenhouse delves into consumables

What started as an association to create job opportunities for single mothers has flourished as a viable greenhouse operation.
Innovations keep fish farming fresh

Innovations keep fish farming fresh

“Have you ever heard, when ice is breaking up, that distinctive tinkling sound?” asked Mike Meeker as he surveyed the water surrounding his Evansville-based cage culture fish farm.

Yummm...delicious goat

An open forum will be held for farmers in the Algoma district and those interested in pursuing agriculture opportunities in the goat market.
Aquaculture strategy 'important advance' for Ontario fish farmers

Aquaculture strategy 'important advance' for Ontario fish farmers

There are not too many industries out there that actively push for more government regulation.
Visitors herded to Earlton for International Plowing Match

Visitors herded to Earlton for International Plowing Match

More than 70,000 people are expected to pour into the small village of Earlton throughout the 2009 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo (IPM) from Sept. 22-26, the first time the annual event is held in Northern Ontario.