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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.


‘Record-setting’ U of G scholarships announced for agri-food sector

‘Record-setting’ U of G scholarships announced for agri-food sector

Courtesy of $2 million gift from alumni, school to launch scholarships of $80,000, $40,000 and $15,000
Agápe Farms aims for sustainable food in Guelph's vulnerable areas

Agápe Farms aims for sustainable food in Guelph's vulnerable areas

Based on a circular economy approach, Agápe Farms works to assist in boosting the local economy while providing the community access to nutritious farm-to-table produce
Let’s talk organic: Annual conference focusing on ‘bring organic home’

Let’s talk organic: Annual conference focusing on ‘bring organic home’

The Guelph Organic Conference returns to the University of Guelph from Jan. 24 – 27
New project looks to give rural barns their due

New project looks to give rural barns their due

Barn owners invited to take part in 'Your Old Barn Study', a census created in partnership with the University of Guelph to help promote the identification, documentation, protection and preservation of barns across the province
Wellington Federation of Agriculture has a new president

Wellington Federation of Agriculture has a new president

Puslinch farmer Barclay Nap said he wants to continue to create an understanding for elected officials and government staff on how their decisions impact agriculture
Not too wet and not too dry means a ‘Goldilocks’ season for some crops

Not too wet and not too dry means a ‘Goldilocks’ season for some crops

There's no shortage of corn, thanks to a combination of favourable weather conditions, including rain and heat in southwestern Ontario
Sustainability focus for regenerative farming in Wellington County

Sustainability focus for regenerative farming in Wellington County

This year, there are 21 farms taking part in the Experimental Acres Pilot, which provides supports for the first year of trying new regenerative farming practices
A Good News Story: New farm fresh program combat food insecurity and waste

A Good News Story: New farm fresh program combat food insecurity and waste

U of G professor helps fund his own food insecurity initiative that offers a pay-what-you can fresh fruit and vegetable program
Erin Hill Acres: fresh memories for new generations

Erin Hill Acres: fresh memories for new generations

The tourism farm reopens for the 2023 season on June 14th, just in time for the Father’s Day weekend
Calling for farmers: Nearly half of farm operators to retire by 2033

Calling for farmers: Nearly half of farm operators to retire by 2033

Report says Canada will need to accept 30,000 permanent immigrants by 2033 to take over existing farms and greenhouses or to establish their own