For those that do not have a Version 3 Peer
Reviewed Farm Plan (have not attended an
EFP workshop after Apr. 1, 2004) there is a 2
day workshop on Jan. 27 and Feb. 3, 2010.
Day 1 – Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Canada-Ontario Admaston/Bromley Community Centre, Barr Line
Environmental Farm Plan 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Day 2 – Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Delivered by the Ontario Soil and Crop Admaston/Bromley Community Centre, Barr Line
Improvement Association 10:00a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Growing Forward provides funding for the To register and for more information, call
environmental cost share program between Glen Smith at 613-628-2987
April 2009 and March 2013. Producers with a
Farm Business Registration Number and a Growing Your Farm Profits
Peer Reviewed Version 3 Farm Plan are
eligible for up to $30,000.00 in cost share to
correct high risk situations to the environment, Delivered by the Ontario Soil and Crop
identified in their Farm Plan. Improvement Association
Many elements of the former program have Growing your farm profits is the place to start
been combined with some new opportunities planning for your business success. The two-
such as Farm Energy Audits, Energy day workshop will give you the tools to assess
Conservation Measures for Agr. Purposes, and your current farm management practices. You
Renewable Energy Production for Agricultural will understand how proactive planning can
Purchases. influence effective decision making.
Shelley McPhail, Almonte, your workshop
This is a 4 year program and the funds for
facilitator will help you prioritize your goals and
2009 ($7 million) have already been
identify resources to help meet your goals. The
committed. Application forms for 2010 will be
workshop will help you identify your business
available around January 1st. The program is
strengths in marketing, production, financial
presently under review by the Ontario Ministry
management, human resources, social
of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.
responsibility, succession planning, business
structure and business strategy.
It is important to get your Project Proposals in
early. The moneys for the 2nd year will be This workshop will help improve your farm
spoken for very quickly. management skills and business plans.
There are cost-share dollars available to farm
For Project Proposal applications or brochures families who attend the workshops and
providing details of the program, contact Glen complete an Action Plan for financial
Smith at 613-628-2987. management counselling, succession planning
and business structure. A workshop was held
There may be an opportunity for producers to in Renfrew in Nov/09 with 27 registered; an
receive top-up funding to 70% or 100% under excellent response for this program.
the Species At Risk Program in 2010 for some
categories under the cost-share program, such We will be organizing another GYFP workshop
as Upland and Riparian Area Habitat in the fall of 2010
Management, Relocation of Livestock
For more information contact Glen Smith at
Confinement Facilities, Erosion Control
Renfrew County Under Contract
Soil and Crop Veterinarians under contract with the
Ministry of Northern Development and
Annual Meeting Mines to provide Veterinary Services to
large animal producers in Renfrew
Friday, December 11th, 2009 County and Nipissing District are:
Renfrew Armouries • Dr. Tony Ruyter, Cobden Animal
Centre, Cobden – 613-646-2345
Starting at 10:30 a.m.
Lunch provided by • Dr. Andres Aadoson, Aadoson
Balsam Hill Women’s Institute Veterinary Services,
Registration Fee - $10.00(includes lunch)
Cobden – 613-646-2187
For more information contact • Dr. Linwood Fisher Veterinary
Dean Matheson at 613-646-9622 Services, can be contacted
through the Cobden Animal
President Centre at 613-646-2345
Dean Matheson – 613-646-9622
• Dr. Laurie Jeffrey, Madawaska
1st Vice – President Veterinary Clinic,
Ian McGregor – 613-432-2754 Renfrew – 613-432-9187
2nd Vice President • Dr. Andy Pender – Pinnacle Animal
Jamie Box – 613-433-9736 Hospital, Renfrew – 613-433-3100
Secretary/Treasurer For more information, contact:
Glen Smith – 613-628-2987
Chairman, Renfrew County
Veterinary Services Committee,
Ray Pender at 613-432-5521,
Vice-Chairman, Jack Ferguson
Secretary/Treasurer, Glen Smith
Maple Syrup Producer's Association 2009
(OMSPA) Custom Farmwork Rates
Ottawa Valley Chapter
Annual Information Day Brought to you by the
Ontario Soil & Crop
Saturday, January 9th, 2010 Improvement Association
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Mapleton House, 3505 Hwy #28
(Hardwood Lake area). 2009 Custom Farmwork
Topics will include:
Food Safety Funding Initiative Update Needed:
Upcoming Voluntary Quality Assurance Custom Farmwork Operators
Program for Maple Producers The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and
Rural Affairs is preparing to complete the
Making value added products (Maple Sugar)
Custom Farmwork Report on rates charged in
Tips and Tricks for installing maple pipelines
in the sugar bush Your participation would be much appreciated.
Over 300 custom operators helped make the
Lunch available on your own, on site. 2006 report a success!
Members of OMSPA free,
non-members $5.00 at the door. Why should you complete the report?
For more information: The Custom Farmwork Report Summary is
Carol Anne Bonenberg, Sec/Treasurer of used by farmers and custom operators alike as
Ottawa Valley Local - 613 735 2366 a reference in planning and operating their
businesses. A copy of the 2009 Report
Summary will be mailed to each person
who completes the report form.
How do you participate?
If you provide custom farmwork services and
are interested in participating please contact
John Molenhuis at email@example.com
or 613-475-9472 to be added to the mailing
list. Report forms will be mailed out in early
Visit OSCIA at
RENFREW COUNTY developments surrounding supply
NATIONAL FARMERS UNION management. We want our dairy producers in
Renfrew County to know that should any
Dave Mackay, President adverse developments occur, the NFU will be
Telephone: 613-582-7379 or 613-649-8211 contacting those in responsible positions and
locally we will be given direction of what action
The Renfrew County National Farmers Union
continues to work on issues affecting family Low Livestock Prices: Locally the NFU
farms of all commodities and all sizes in this continues to work on how we as farmers can
county and across the province. deal with the dysfunctional marketplace for
cattle and hogs that exists in Canada. The
Free Range Turkey Issue: Earlier
NFU believes that balance needs to be
NFU/Ontario and Organic Council of Ontario
returned to the beef/pork market in Canada
banded together to persuade Turkey Farmers
and we need to concentrate much more on our
of Ontario from imposing a rule on turkey
farmers (with quota) to prohibit outdoor access
The issue of low livestock prices, and the
for turkeys. While the NFU’s policy is to
NFU’s 16 point solution to the Livestock Crisis,
support orderly marketing, this move by the
will be brought to the M.P.s when some 100
Turkey Farmers Board of Ontario may be
NFU delegates visit Parliament Hill on
infringing on farmers rights to produce organic
Thursday, November 26th during the NFU’s
Annual Convention in Ottawa.
NFU/Ontario is pleased to report that the
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural
Direct Marketing Course: On Saturday,
Affairs stepped in to pressure the turkey board
February 6, 2010, the Ottawa Valley River
to make concessions so quota holders can
Institute, the Ottawa Valley Food Co-op and
comply with national organic standards.
the Renfrew County National Farmers Union
Locally, Renfrew County NFU participated in
are sponsoring a day-long course called “Direct
the letter writing campaign.
Marketing” to help producers sell directly to
Federal Prison Farms: The pending closure local restaurants and local consumers. For
of six prison farms across Canada is still on the more information contact Cheryl Keetch at 613-
horizon. These penitentiary-operated farms, 756-3884 or Bob Dobson at 613-646-2488.
located on the very best agricultural lands, are
worked by inmates and provide local fresh food
for the institutions, and surpluses in some
cases are donated to local food banks. UPCOMING NFU MEETINGS
The Frontenac Institution near Kingston (Everyone welcome to attend all meetings)
contributes $900,000 annually to the local December 2nd, 2009
economy. Because the NFU’s mandate is to 872 Government Road, Beachburg, 7:30 p.m.
work on behalf of family farms for the
betterment of rural Ontario/Canada, the NFU January 6, 2010
along with other organizations hope to stop the 872 Govenrment Road, Beachburg, 10:00 a.m.
closure to protect the land for future food February 3, 2010
production. Please log on to Film – “Food Inc.”
www.nfuontario.ca/316 to express your Sacred Heart Church Hall, Cboden, 7:30 p.m.
opinion. Every comment is helpful.
March 3rd, 2010
W.T.O. Negotiations Ongoing: It is reported 872 Govenrment Road, Beachburg, 10:00 a.m.
that Agriculture will come again to the forefront
in early December at W.T.O. in Geneva. Two
of our NFU Executive were at W.T.O. in 2005.
They are keeping a close watch as to any
4-H News Renfrew County Holstein Club
Submitted by: Agatha Crogie
A new year has started for the 4H program in Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Renfrew County and clubs are up and running.
There are 2 Christmas in the Valley clubs
Cobden United Church Hall, Cobden
running, with one in Douglas and the other in
Haley Station. A sports club has also started,
Lunch - $10.00
and will introduce a variety of new sports to the
Grace United Church Women
members on a monthly basis. January will see
the start of the Square Dancing Club in
Guest Speaker- Louis Patenaude
Cobden and who knows what other clubs will
be announced, as we have a number of
ambitious leaders that are always coming up
Call meeting to order
with new ideas and projects.
Minutes of the Annual Meeting held
December 9, 2008
Check out Renfrew County 4-H on Facebook
to stay up to date on what is going on
Appointment of Financial Reviewers
throughout the county.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Election of Directors
Renfrew County 4-H Association! National Director
Agatha Crogie, firstname.lastname@example.org Ontario Branch Directors
Ontario Branch Field Person
Motion to Adjourn
For more information, contact
Ron MacLeod at 613-646-9990
Renfrew County Renfrew County Cattlemen's meetings are held the
Plowing Match 2010 third Thursday of the month
Renfrew County Plowmen's meetings are held the
Saturday, September 18 third Wednesday of the month
Renfrew County Federation of Agriculture meetings
at the farm of
are the fourth Monday of the month
Stewart and Vera McBride
Arnprior Federation of Agriculture meetings are
RR 4, Cobden held the second Monday of each month
26-28 NFU National Convention
Attention to all Organizations
27 4-H Annual Banquet Please mark your calendars with the
following dates to submit articles for the
Renfrew County Farm Newsletter
DECEMBER February 22 & May 24, 2010
1 Grow Your Farm Profits Workshop Please send to email@example.com
1 Forage Focus, Napanee
2 NFU Meeting Renfrew County
Federation of Agriculture
8 Holstein Club Annual Meeting
11 Soil & Crop Annual Meeting The Federation monthly meetings are held
the fourth Monday of each month at
Opeongo High School, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Please feel free to attend these meetings
6 NFU Meeting
27 EFP Workshop
Federation of Agriculture
27 Burn it Smart! Workshop Monthly Meetings
The Federation monthly meetings are held the
2nd Monday of each month, 8:00 p.m. at the
FEBRUARY Galetta Community Hall, Galetta Side Rd.
For further information, please contact
3 EFP Workshop Ernie Smith, ARFA President, 613-623-3439
3 NFU Film, “Food Inc.”
13 Ottawa Valley Food Cooperative Annual
General Meeting PUBLICATIONS MAIL
AGREEMENT NO. 40005042
13 East Indian Cooking Workshop
CANADIAN ADDRESSES TO:
RENFREW COUNTY AGRICULTURAL
C/O S BOWES, 305 JENNETT St.,
3 NFU Meeting RENFREW ON K7V 3C5
16-18 Ottawa Valley Farm Show
The Ottawa River Institute is pleased to present:
Burn it Smart!
Watch for more
Low Emission Wood Burning
Wednesday January 27, 2010
Burn Display Time: 6:30-7pm
Workshop Time: 7:00-9:30pm
Cobden Agricultural Hall, Astrolabe Rd.
Presented by John Gulland, one of Canada’s
most experienced wood heat specialists.
A workshop to help you burn wood better -
in your wood stove, fireplace or furnace.
HOW TO BUY FIREWOOD AND A non-commercial, educational event for
GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR. people who burn wood at home.
FIND OUT IF YOUR WOOD Learn to burn wood more efficiently
BURNING SYSTEM IS UP TO Burn less wood, make more heat
DATE. Get your questions answered
See a dramatic burn display comparing
an old ‘airtight’ to a new technology
TRAINED EXPERTS stove
ON HAND TO
ANSWER YOUR For more information contact:
QUESTIONS. Project Coordinator Cheryl Keetch at 613-756-3884
THIS WORKSHOP IS MADE POSSIBLE BY A
GRANT FROM THE ONTARIO TRILLIUM
Visit the Ottawa River Institute at
The Ottawa Valley Food Co-operative is pleased to present a
one day producer workshop:
Marketiing Your Products Diirectlly to Consumers
Market ng Your Products D rect y to Consumers
Saturday February 6, 2010
Time: 9:30 - 4pm | Cost: $30 includes lunch
Admaston Bromley Community Centre,
1766 Barr Line, Douglas ON
Pre-registration is required.
To register contact: Cheryl Keetch 613-756-3884
firstname.lastname@example.org or Bob Dobson 613-646-2488
Direct Marketing workshop is presented by an experienced farmer from the Ecological
Farmers’ Association of Ontario.
Some of the topics covered in this workshop include:
Having a great product is different from
Nuts and Bolts of Direct Marketing
selling a great product. This Direct Making a Living from a 1.5 Acre Market Garden
Considerations for Direct Marketing Meat
Marketing workshop will review all Direct Marketing Herbs
Keeping Quality through Storage, Transport,
aspects of selling your product; from
Handling and Display
promotion, packaging and displays to Pricing Your Product
Marketing to Stores and Restaurants
pricing. Farmers markets, CSAs, road Creating Effective Displays
side stands, pick your own farms and
This workshop is made possible by a grant from the Ontario Trillium
food co-ops will be reviewed as will Foundation. Co-sponsored by the National Farmers Union Local Chapter
and the Ottawa River Institute.
marketing to stores and restaurants.
THE OTTAWA VALLEY FOOD CO-OPERATIVE IS A MARKETING NETWORK OF OTTAWA VALLEY FARMERS,
GROWERS, PRODUCERS AND CONSUMERS. Visit us at www.ottawavalleyfood.org
Brought to you by the Ottawa Valley Food Co-operative and the
Ottawa River Institute. Cost: $20
Includes a delicious
East Indian Lunch!
SAT. FEBRUARY 13, 2010 - 9AM TO 1PM
WESLEY UNITED CHURCH
275 PEMBROKE ST EAST, PEMBROKE ON
A hands-on East Indian cooking demonstration
and workshop using local food ingredients.
- Learn how to create mouth-watering dishes
with authentic East Indian flavors! -
- Space is Limited! - Pre-registration is required -
To register please contact: Cheryl Keetch 613-756-3884 or email@example.com
The Ottawa Valley Food Co-operative and the Ottawa River Institute gratefully acknowledges funding for this
project from The Ontario Trillium Foundation.
Visit us at www.ottawavalleyfood.org and www.ottawariverinstitute.ca