Victor Aideyan, HISGRAIN Commodities, Inc., presents: 2010-2011 FCC Partnership Series: Core Elements of Commodity Marketing
Over the last two years, we’ve seen significant increases in price volatility in commodity markets – a challenge to farmers who are pricing their crops. Learn the key components of commodity marketing planning so you’ll be able to better prepare for market downturns and take advantage of growing commodity prices.
If you ever miss a webinar you can go back and see them online. Participating is usually better though as you can type in questions during the session and get answers right away.
Leslie from Our Farm Organics is putting the word out about the farm and its latest offerings:
We are now taking orders for free range pastured chickens, and pork, for the upcoming season. We are also taking orders for Thanksgiving, and Christmas turkeys. All our livestock is raised outdoors on pasture, allowing plenty of fresh air and sunlight. We use only 100% certified organic feed. I will be e-mailing my annual newsletter soon and should have my new website up and running soon.
The Canadian Farm Business Management Council holds live agricultural webinars on a regular basis. Through their website you can participate in the live presentation or you can go back and view ones that you may have missed.
On Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at noon (EST) Tarrah Young from Being Green Farms will present “Carrot Cache Webinar: Root Cellars”.
The webinar is described as such:
Tarrah Young of Green Being Farm will share her own experience converting a swimming pool to a root cellar to illustrate the how-to’s, as well as the challenges of storing root crops throughout the winter. Case studies from other farms will also be used to explain the fundamentals of root cellaring and potential innovations to consider for your own operation.
John R. Park Homestead invites you to the “Maple Syrup Festival – First Taste of Spring” from noon to 4pm today. Curator, Janet Cobban says, ‘This is the only place in Essex County that you can see maple syrup being made in the pioneer way. Many special activities are planned so that the public can participate in this exciting spring ritual.’ See the trees tapped and learn how maple sap is transformed into maple syrup and other sweet products. Even make your own taffy in the snow! Local maple syrup from Crepe Temptations in Cottam will be available for purchase.
The Homestead is located at 915 County Road 50, east of Colchester on Lake Erie.
“Rednecks of River Canard Local Goods” is scheduled to open in April.
Owner Ron LaPointe is already doing canoe/kayak rentals as the River Canard Canoe Co. and he will be adding a small country store to sell local products. They already sell their own eggs, as well as local honey, maple syrup and homemade jams. The expanded offerings will include candles, flours, spices, sauces, pickles, and other products all produced within 100 miles.
Community gardens are popping up everywhere in our region and that’s a great thing! You can find out more about how our community is growing by reading some of the stories that have been posted at OurWindsor.ca about this:
I interviewed the Windsor Essex Community Foundation about their KidStart Mini-Grants Program. They shared information on some of the recipient schools and how they are building gardens to engage the community.
The FAWG (Food Advisory Working Group of Windsor and Essex County) will be hosting an open forum to discuss the creation of a Food Charter for Windsor Essex County. The Forum plans to facilitate a conversation on how to move forward on building a localized, sustainable and healthy food system in our community. It will be held at the University of Windsor on Thursday, March 10th from 4:00 – 7:00 pm in the Oak Room in Vanier Hall.
Admission is free and open to all who are interested.
If you have not already registered, please feel free to do so at: