What's the Future of Extension in Ontario? A Media Scrum with Ag Minister Jeff Leal

This week marks the third annual Canadian Dairy Xpo at Stratford, Ont., and both Shaun Haney and Bernard Tobin are there capturing the latest in dairy production information. (Watch the site in the next few days as we’ll be posting coverage of the keynote speakers!)

Yesterday, Ontario’s minister of agriculture, food and rural affairs, Jeff Leal, was on hand to talk about the value of the dairy industry in Ontario and to take questions from media in attendance (often called a “scrum,” FYI).

In the video below, Bernard Tobin, our Ontario field editor, asks minister Leal how the province plans to add 120,000 ag-related jobs in 5 years, and if and when certain extension staff positions would be filled. He also asks how the government plans to handle pollinator health proposals from outside the government’s own consultation process. That and more in the video below.

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