Grain Farmers of Ontario launches Grain farming 101 video series
Grain Farmers of Ontario has launched a 10-part video series aimed at researchers, post-secondary educators, policy makers, and students to gain better foundational knowledge of grain farming in Ontario.
The Ontario Grain Farming 101 video series, available on YouTube, covers a wide range of topics including farm business management, technology used by farmers, sustainability initiatives practiced on Ontario grain farms, and more.
“Research is vitally important for developing and introducing new innovation into agriculture. We want to ensure that research teams and policy makers have a resource that helps them understand the key decisions made by farmers. This video series will help bridge the gap between what goes on in the lab and what happens out in the field,” says Paul Hoekstra, vice president, strategic development, Grain Farmers of Ontario. “The goal of these videos is to help researchers understand the structure of Ontario grain farming operations and what factors into decision-making on the farm while keeping in mind that each operation is unique.”
Until August 25, 2021, participants who watch each video and answer skill testing questions, will have a chance to win one of three Grain Farmers of Ontario prize packs.