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Thinking outside the (garden) Box

On September 14, 2017, Posted by , In Home, By , With Comments Off on Thinking outside the (garden) Box

Thinking outside the (garden) box took on a whole new meaning when Janette Haase took on the role of developing and coordinating the South Frontenac Community Services garden. What started out as a mandate to grow fresh food for their food bank soon turned into an incredible learning opportunity for…

Marketing and Social Media Strategies for Local Food Literacy Campaigns

On September 13, 2017, Posted by , In Press Release, With Comments Off on Marketing and Social Media Strategies for Local Food Literacy Campaigns

  This report seeks to provide an overview of strategies deployed by four grantees – with financial support provided by the Government of Ontario, in partnership with the Greenbelt Fund – including the Ontario Apple Growers, Ontario Pork, Veal Farmers of Ontario, and National Farmers Union – Ontario, to increase…

Rural Infrastructure Survey

On July 24, 2017, Posted by , In Home,Press Release, With Comments Off on Rural Infrastructure Survey

Media release: NFU-O Calls on Minister to take action to prevent vomitoxin losses

On June 20, 2017, Posted by , In Press Release, With Comments Off on Media release: NFU-O Calls on Minister to take action to prevent vomitoxin losses

For immediate release – June 20, 2017 (Florence, ON) The National Farmers Union – Ontario has formally requested that Minister Leal require end users and receivers of corn to immediately provide secondary testing for vomitoxin at the farmers’ request. “Vomitoxin has caused profound economic losses in Ontario this past year,…

Job posting: Communications and Programs Intern

On June 9, 2017, Posted by , In Home, With Comments Off on Job posting: Communications and Programs Intern

The National Farmers Union-Ontario is looking for a qualified intern who is passionate about local and sustainable food and farming systems. The primary duties of the Communications and Programs intern will fall into four categories; likely tasks are noted below but exact work will depend on the aptitudes of the…

Leveraging the power of consumer advocates and influencers to drive promotion of local food in Ontario

On May 30, 2017, Posted by , In Press Release, With Comments Off on Leveraging the power of consumer advocates and influencers to drive promotion of local food in Ontario

May 29, 2017 — Guelph, ON — The National Farmers Union-Ontario (NFU-O) is teaming up with local food advocates and influencers across the province to increase the NFU-O’s capacity for consumer outreach, as they launch the Ontario Local Food Advocate Influencer Network to drive peer-to-peer promotion of local food. With financial…

NFU-O Members Get Discounted Tickets to the Boothill Jamboree

On May 18, 2017, Posted by , In Home, With Comments Off on NFU-O Members Get Discounted Tickets to the Boothill Jamboree

Click here for Early Bird Weekend, Youth Weekend & Advance Weekend Tickets Click here for Day Pass Tickets     Use promo code: FARMERSUNION to have the discount applied to your order. To purchase tickets by phone, call 1-888-732-1682 and use the promo code FARMERSUNION.

NFU-O applauds the formation of a Prison Farm Advisory Panel

On May 12, 2017, Posted by , In Home,Press Release, With Comments Off on NFU-O applauds the formation of a Prison Farm Advisory Panel

The National Farmers Union – Ontario (NFU-O) applauds the formation of a Prison Farm Advisory Panel by Correctional Services Canada (CSC). The panel is a positive step toward the decision to re-open two prison farms in Kingston. On May 11, 2017, CSC announced formation of “an advisory panel to provide…

Emery Huszka & Don Ciparis, National Farmers Union: Sustainable Agriculture, Nutrients & Harmful Algal Blooms Presentation

On May 9, 2017, Posted by , In Home, With Comments Off on Emery Huszka & Don Ciparis, National Farmers Union: Sustainable Agriculture, Nutrients & Harmful Algal Blooms Presentation

Emery Huszka & Don Ciparis, National Farmers Union: Sustainable Agriculture, Nutrients & Harmful Algal Blooms Presentation from International Joint Commission on Vimeo.

We’re hiring: Communications and Outreach Summer Student

On May 8, 2017, Posted by , In Home, With Comments Off on We’re hiring: Communications and Outreach Summer Student

7 weeks, 30 hrs a week, $11.40/hour Location: Toronto, Centre for Social Innovation (Annex) Eligibility: This is a Canada Summer Jobs position. Candidates must be between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment; registered as a full-time student during the preceding academic year; intend to…