New GF2 Category, Woodlot News and 40 Acres in Tweed!

New Funding for Weather Risk Mitigation Projects

Growing Forward 2

A new project category has just been added to the funding available to farmers under the Growing Forward 2 program. The program funding will cover items such as purchase and installation costs for cold weather mitigation equipment (portable or fixed wind machines, heating and air movement devices, insulating devices, overhead irrigation systems, crop covers) and associated controllers to manage risk of frost, cold damages and losses in fruit and specialty crops.

The next application intake will be October 22 to November 5, 2015. Producers are notified of the status of their application within 45 normal business days following the close of the intake. This means that if you submit an application to the Oct 22 to Nov 5 intake, you will be notified of the status of your application in early January 2016. It is also important to note that a producer must receive project funding approval before starting a project or incurring any costs related to their project.

For detailed info on the new category of funding, follow this link

For all the details on Growing Forward 2, click here

Mark Your Calendars!

Ontario Woodlot Association

The 23rd annual Woodlot Conference will be hosted by the Kawartha Chapter of the Ontario Woodlot Association on February 20, 2016 at I.E. Weldon High School in Lindsay.

The theme of this year's conference is 'The Land Between: Where Limestone and Granite Meet', and participants will learn all about the flora, fauna, geology and the people of the region. The conference will also feature breakout sessions on related topics. 

Watch for more details early in the new year. 

40 Acres Sandly Loam, Available Near Tweed

Tweed FarmThis property is bounded by the Skootamatta River on the north, a creek on the west, and highway 7 on the south, and the owners are looking for a long-term tennant to work the property. Hay has been planted in the past. Organic farming is preferred with a farm registration number. Outbuildings and fenced pasture are also available at west side of the creek.

For more details, click here