Thanks for tuning in to this Thursday edition of the Farmer Rapid Fire! Today’s show is brought to you by Pioneer Seeds Canada. Host Shaun Haney is joined by: Kennedy Kaufman of Woodstock, Ont.; Brendan Uruski of Zbaraz, Man.; Peggy Brekveld of Thunder Bay, Ont.; Shane Strydhorst of Neerlandia, Alta.; and Franck Groeneweg, formerly of… Read More

On this Friday edition of RealAg Radio, you’ll hear from: Heather Watson, executive director at Farm Management Canada, on their Agricultural Excellence Conference; Peggy Brekveld, re-elected president of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture; David Masson, director of enterprise security at Darktrace, on cyber security, ransomware attacks, and how they could impact the farm; Ryan Barrett,… Read More

For the second consecutive year, Thunder Bay, Ont. dairy farmer Peggy Brekveld will lead the Ontario Federation of Agriculture, the province’s largest general farm organization. Brekveld was elected president by OFA’s board of directors after the conclusion of the organization’s annual general meeting on Monday, Nov. 22. Mark Reusser and Drew Spoelstra were re-elected as… Read More

The  Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) has launched an advocacy campaign called Home Grown in an effort to decrease the loss of farmland to development. “Once it’s paved over, it’s gone forever,” the organization says. Home Grown focuses on protecting and preserving farmland and domestic food production, and is designed to increase awareness on the issue and… Read More

Welcome to this Thursday Farmer Rapid Fire edition of RealAg Radio. Today you’ll hear from: Peggy Brekveld of Murillo, Ont., who has a cool and uncommon story of getting into farming; Gunter Jochum of St. Francois Xavier, Man., who’s spending the day on the drill and the and keeping the hamster wheel turning; Jeff Bennett… Read More

The Ontario government is providing $10 million to allow more farmers and agri-food operators to purchase personal protective equipment (PPE), enhance cleaning and disinfection measures, and redesign workstations to better protect workers. Under the new Enhanced Agri-Food Workplace Protection Program (EAWPP), farms and agri-food businesses that hire three or more employees will be eligible for… Read More

Peggy Brekveld has been elected as the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA)’s 32nd president, and third female president in the organization’s history. Brekveld will also hold the position of OFA’s director-at-large. Brekveld, of Thunder Bay, Ont., operates a dairy farm with her husband and five children, milking around 75 cows. The new president didn’t originally… Read More

Incumbent Keith Currie has been re-elected as president of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture, currently holding its annual general meeting at Hamilton, Ont. Currie received the nod after an election with challenger and current vice-president of OFA, Peggy Brekveld. Currie has served three, one-year terms as president. In his acceptance speech, Currie said, “You would… Read More

 

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