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Don Oliver Provincial Director reportWell, summer is just about over and fall is about to begin. For most, it has been an interesting cropping year with plenty of challenges. Haying continues with wheat harvest plus soybeans coming to maturity quickly. The Soil and Crop has been busy with a number of changes happening. Harold Rudy is now the Exec. Director with Andy Graham taking on the role as Operations Director and John Laidlaw in charge of Programs. OSCIA has been working on both a Soil Quality Working Group and Sustainability Working Group. Both committees are in the beginning stages.
Neonicotinoids are a hot topic so the OSCIA asked farmers to help with 100 plots of treated vs. non-treated seed. This was achieved with data now being collected across the province. Growing Forward 2 got off to a slow start but is picking up steam reaching most of the targets set by OMAFRA. Hopefully this will continue into the next uptake.
The Forage Masters was a success again with 200 participants in 25 counties. A Provincial competition will be held at the Royal Winter Fair in Nov.
OSCIA held it’s summer meeting in Cornwall area at Alan & Lorraine Kruszel. Once again our 1st Vice did an excellent job of organizing our stay. Sun night we had a meet And greet event at the farm with many local people in attendance. Mon was a work day for both the Directors & RCC while our partners & Past Presidents toured the area. Tues was a bus tour for all those who could stay with stops at Cooper Marsh, Glengarry Fine Cheese, Beau’s All Natural Brewery, Lafleche Environmental,& Moose Creek Tire Recycling. If you have an opportunity to see any of these places do it they are all worthwhile. Some of us stayed an extra day so Alan & Lorraine could show us Montreal which was great. Peterborough & Durham both had excellent summer tours while York had their Summer BBQ. Many Thanks should be given to the organizers. Don’t forget the fall meetings & have a good harvest Don
Pictures from Peterborough Bus Trip, Durham car trip and OSCIA summer meeting
Healthy Soils, Healthy Farms, Healthy Environment (H-3) Project Update
It has been a busy few months for soil sampling through the H-3 project in 2014. As of August 14, sampling has occurred on 73 farm operations in east central Ontario and 780 samples have been sent into the lab for analysis in 2014.
Recognizing that 2014 is the final year of the project, we are not looking for additional farms to sample under the H3 project.
Special thanks to our 2014 sampling team consisting of Matthew Flynn, Tyler DeLay, Charlotte Caza and Margaret Chan. Their enthusiasm and dedication to the job of collecting the samples has been tremendous.
Farmer workshops will be held in the area in this fall and winter to help farmers use the soil test information to optimize their crop fertility program. Even if your farm was not soil tested as part of this project, the workshops are open to farmers in the area.
Contact Peter Doris email@example.com or 613 475 5604 if you would like to be notified about upcoming workshops or have questions about the H3 project.
East Central Scholarships
Criteria: Students living in the East Central area Durham, Haliburton, Peterborough, Victoria, York
- enrolled in their 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year at a post-secondary institution or an agricultural college.
Four scholarships in the amount of $1000 - selection takes into account academic performance,
leadership, contribution to community, involvement in rural youth organizations with emphasis on
conservation and environmental goals.
Applications accepted until December 31, 2014
|Got a project? - Need some financial
Your 4-H or Soil and Crop Association can apply for up to $1100 towards the project.
Applications may be made to the East Central Region Soil and Crop Improvement Association for up to $750 for Soil & Crop or 4-H projects in the East Central area.
Decision to accept the project will reflect the mandate of the East Central Soil & Crop Improvement Association.
a) To encourage the adoption of such soil and crop management practices that are best suited to the soil and climatic conditions of the Region.
b) To organize, coordinate, sponsor, and facilitate with projects and outreach on a regional basis that 'Communicate and Facilitate the Economic Management of Soil, Water, Air and Crops' through field days, special meetings, field crop demonstrations, or other activities as decided upon by the Directors.
c) To co-operate with other agricultural organizations of common interests.
Contact: Neil Moore 705-324-2594, firstname.lastname@example.org
|EAST CENTRAL Executive|
|Past President||John Kinghorn||705-374-4323|
|1st Vice||Tom Barrie||905-623-6330|
|2nd Vice||Peter Orr||905-859-0271|
|OSCIA Director||Don Oliver||705-742-2147|
|Regional Communication Coordinator||Neil Moore||705-324-2594|
|Other Directors Jim Smith, Ed Hanson, Frank Hoftyzer, Francis Crowley, Jeff Steiner, Tom Patterson, Wayne Daniels, Bruce McKeown, Joel Bagg, Jack Kyle|
|Local Association - President - Sec/Treas|
|Durham||Ed Hanson||Tom Barrie|
|Peterborough||Francis Crowley||Jim Buck|
|Victoria(CKL)||Bruce McKeown||Wayne Daniels|
|York||Mike O'Hara||Tom Patterson|