This month, there is a special Tour by the Ontario Woodlot Association in Partnership with the Canadian Chestnut Council. Produced by OWA members Neil Dunning (Brant Chapter) and Ron Casier (Elgin-Middlesex Chapter).
This film takes us on a journey of many years of American Chestnut restoration and learning in their family woodlots.
All registrants will receive the recording of the session.
If you would like to film a Walk and Talk on your woodlot, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we can make that happen!
A virtual talk but Kris Heideman Lavern Heideman & Sons Limited
ZOOM, 1 hour presentation Wednesday at noon.
Hosted by the Kemptville Winter Woodlot Conference
A Virtual Talk by Al Stinson Forest Science Specialist (Retired)
ZOOM, 1 hour presentation every Wednesday at noon.
A Virtual Talk by Kerry McLaven of the Forest Gene Conservation Association
This session is part of the OWA Kemptville Winter Woodlot Conference
A Talk by Brian Stevens University of Guelph
Summary: This presentation will cover the major diseases that are a threat to our local wildlife. Particular attention will be given to diseases of white-tailed deer (including epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) and SARS-CoV-2 infection (the infectious agent that causes Covid-19 in people)) and birds (including diseases associated with bird feeders), but other groups of wildlife will be discussed as well.
These Sessions are part of the OWA Kemptville Winter Woodlot Conference
This is an informational session hosted by Ron Smith, PhD, RPF. Ron will discuss the specialty products of your choice for approximately 1 hr and then will have up to an hour available for questions.
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Ron is an adjunct professor at UNB focusing on applied research in bioenergy and Non-Timber Forest Products.
Ron is also the pioneer and instructor for the Good Agriculture Collection Practices (GACP) course on Risk Management recognized by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. The OWA is hosting this certification program online starting March 17th 2022 (12 spaces available).
Developed by Canadian Herb, Spice and Natural Health Products Coalition. Hosted by Ron Smith, PhD, RPF.
The Ontario Woodlot Association will be hosting a Good Agricultural and Collection Practices (GACP) certification course over three sessions on Thursday March 17, Thursday March 23 and Thursday March 30th. Growers of all specialty crops are welcome.
This course is essential for you to ensure that you are operating your farm business safely and with proper documentation. For a full description please see the write up below.
We have negotiated a special group rate of only $289 per person total including HST. This course is normally thousands of dollars. One person from your business can participate. You must be present each of the three-hour sessions (with video turned on) in order to receive certification.
There is a maximum of 15 people allowed in the course. The reason for the limit is that the instructor must feel comfortable that each person is fully engaged and participating in the learning in order to award the certificate.
You will be prompted for payment upon registration. If you have difficulties, please do not hesitate to email Joanne at email@example.com
Why would you want GACP Certification?
GACP Certification is a voluntary risk management program that helps you to identify risks in your operation and develop an ongoing plan on how to either avoid, or address and fix them.
Risk management plans ensure that:
GACP training is a skills training session… not simply an information session.
GACP principles are recognized globally. Over 2,000 people have passed the training in Canada!
Having a GACP Risk Management Plan ensures a strong value chain of traceability, safety, quality and ethical assurances tightly linked with existing Good Manufacturing Practices in both the culinary and medicinal worlds. This boosts customer confidence and protects you legally. Both wholesale buyers and insurance companies look favourably at operations with this kind of certified risk management program in place. It is a valuable certificate to have.
Anyone producing, manufacturing, or selling food or cosmetic related products needs to take this course!
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