Tag: University of Guelph

Needed: Free-flowing ag sector employment pipeline

By: Owen Roberts

March 9, 2018

Horticulture Lead for Eastern Canada Scott MacDonald speaks to growers about insects at the BASF Knowledge Harvest 2018 event in London, Ontario. (Photo via BASF)

A massive turnover in the agricultural workforce caused by retiring baby boomers means the employment pipeline needs to be flowing more freely than...Read more »

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Ontario government marks Canada’s Ag Day with $713 million commitment to University of Guelph

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 13, 2018

Jeff Leal announcing a 10-year commitment to the University of Guelph (source: @JeffLeal_MPP, Twitter)

The Ontario government has made a 10-year, $713 million commitment to fund agriculture research at the University of Guelph. Jeff Leal, Ontario’s...Read more »

Nominations wrapping up for $100,000 ag and food prizes

By: Owen Roberts

January 30, 2018

(Photo courtesy of Arrell Food Institute)

Nominations are closing this week for two unique global food innovation awards — and there’s every reason to believe Canadian agriculture could...Read more »

Determining where to cut antimicrobial use for dairy calves

By: Owen Roberts

December 6, 2017

Stock photo, 2015.

All livestock producers have been urged to cut unnecessary antibiotic use, to try to prevent resistant bacteria from developing in their herds and...Read more »

Mental health advocate gets the picture

By: Owen Roberts

November 29, 2017

A portion of the image, “The Early Spring,” by Czech-Canadian artist Antonin “Tony” Dimitrov (1928-2014).

Canada’s leading advocate for mental health awareness in agriculture, University of Guelph veterinary medicine professor Andria Jones-Bitton, is in...Read more »

Blood test can identify litter-limiting genetic problem in pigs

By: Owen Roberts

July 17, 2017

Prof. Allan King, who established a lab in Guelph that tests for a genetic abnormality that results in smaller pig litters (photo by Alaina Osborne/SPARK)

A lab has been established in Guelph to screen boars with a genetic abnormality that results in smaller litters. The abnormality happens naturally,...Read more »

$15.5 million beef research centre to be built at Elora, Ont.

By: RealAgriculture News Team

July 6, 2017

(l-r) – Daniel Atlin, Vice President External, University of Guelph; Michael Chong, MP Wellington-Halton Hills; Minister Lawrence MacAulay; Minister Jeff Leal; Joe HIll, BFO Vice President; Malcolm Campbell, Vice President of Research, University of Guelph; Ted Arnott, MPP Wellington-Halton Hills (courtesy Beef Farmers of Ontario)

Ontario Agriculture Minister Jeff Leal, his federal counterpart Lawrence MacAulay and representatives from the University of Guelph and Beef Farmers...Read more »

Growing agri-food industry shaping Guelph’s OAC programs

By: Bernard Tobin

May 16, 2017

University of Guelph’s Ontario Agricultural College (OAC) sits in the heart of an ever-growing agri-food industry that employs more than 780,000 people in Ontario.

The agri-food industry needs more highly qualified people, and the University of Guelph’s Ontario Agricultural College (OAC) is looking for ways to...Read more »

University of Guelph Receives Largest-Ever Gift to Create Arrell Food Institute

By: RealAgriculture News Team

March 30, 2017

(courtesy University of Guelph)

The University of Guelph has received its single largest-ever gift — $20 million from the Arrell Family Foundation — to establish the Arrell Food...Read more »

Equine Infertility Answers Could Help Humans

By: Owen Roberts

March 21, 2017

Koko the horse

When it comes to mating horses, there’s a lot at stake. Stud fees can soar into the tens and even hundreds of thousands of dollars. And likewise,...Read more »

If You Give a Seed An Aspirin…

By: Lyndsey Smith

January 16, 2017

Clarence Swanton has worked for 16 years on a super cool project that takes about 40 minutes to explain properly, as he did at the...Read more »

Enhanced Databank Gives Veterinarians Better Access to Extra-Label Advice

By: Owen Roberts

January 11, 2017

Ron Johnson. Supplied photo

Livestock and poultry veterinarians involved with extra-label use of drugs for food animals now have an improved – and vitally important –...Read more »

Talking Dirt: New Soil Health Centre Backs Intuition With Science

By: Owen Roberts

November 2, 2016

Soil preservation is gaining seatbelt and sugarless gum status in our society. It’s simply no longer optional. Some soil advocates are now calling...Read more »

The Next Revolution In The Farm And Food Sector Has Arrived

By: Owen Roberts

September 12, 2016

Pundits have said the leaders of the next agricultural revolution – the digital revolution — will be big data-powered researchers, with a...Read more »

New Director Named for U of G’s Food Institute

By: RealAgriculture News Team

July 29, 2016

Evan Fraser (courtesy University of Guelph)

The University of Guelph’s Food Institute has a new director. Evan Fraser, a geography professor and Canada Research Chair who examines global food...Read more »