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These stories about the dynamic agriculture and agri-food sector in Wellington County are made possible through the continued support of The GrandWay Event Centre as part of our Community Leaders Program.


Guinea pigs inspire Guelph farmer to shift to growing unique type of hay

Guinea pigs inspire Guelph farmer to shift to growing unique type of hay

'I'm especially passionate about the idea of Canadian pets eating Canadian hay," said Jason Stoter
Youth volunteers from Wellington County Junior Farmers give back to community

Youth volunteers from Wellington County Junior Farmers give back to community

'You learn how to take on more leadership,' said WCJF president, Laura Shaw, about participating in the program
Concern for food security is why this Guelph resident became a first-generation farmer

Concern for food security is why this Guelph resident became a first-generation farmer

Felix Pozojevic became a farmer after becoming disheartened by the waste they were seeing working at a commercial greenhouse
Guelph-based Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame profiles province's agricultural leaders

Guelph-based Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame profiles province's agricultural leaders

'It gives us a lot of opportunity to get in front of people and profile the hall of fame, as well as the inductees'
Climate change solutions for farmers the focus for 2022 Guelph Organic Conference

Climate change solutions for farmers the focus for 2022 Guelph Organic Conference

'From an agricultural standpoint, it’s clear that the climate is quickly becoming, or already is, one of the biggest risk factors in producing food today'
OFA launches new campaign called Source Local to help consumers better understand local food production

OFA launches new campaign called Source Local to help consumers better understand local food production

‘If you understand the connection, then you value how important agricultural food is’
U of G study looks to improve farm yields through cover crop trials

U of G study looks to improve farm yields through cover crop trials

Research project looks at different species of cover crops and various combinations of species, among other things
Community Harvest Days help bring fresh produce to those who are food insecure

Community Harvest Days help bring fresh produce to those who are food insecure

'It's not about food, it's about the engagement and what food can do for people,' said Gavin Dandy, director of The SEED
CMHA program gets funding to help farmers get In The Know about mental health

CMHA program gets funding to help farmers get In The Know about mental health

Program receiving $385,000 from the province
Upwardly fertile: Space agriculture has Guelph roots

Upwardly fertile: Space agriculture has Guelph roots

In this Cultivate feature we look up, way up at a technology developed to feed astronauts in space that is feeding people on Earth and helping save the planet