CHE Chatter

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Catch up on the latest chatter about life in Northern Ontario directly from farmers and industry partners. These blog posts will cover a variety of topics from what's happening on the farm to upcoming events, overview of new programs and resources, recent research, and progress on cow herd expansion in the province. 


First Nations "Introduction to Beef Cattle Farming" Course at Collège Boréal

Emily Potter, Project Assistant for Beef North and Jason Reid, Cow-Calf Director for Beef Farmers of Ontario travelled North recently to learn more about, and take part in the "Introduction to Beef Cattle Farming" Course offered at Collège Boréal for First Nations.


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Northern Grazing Workshops

BFO has had the opportunity to partner with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) to host twilight pasture tours throughout the north that are focused on beef and sheep grazing management.


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Beef North Travels West

Spreading the Word about Beef North Across the Country

Emily Potter, Project Assistant for Beef North, travelled to Williams Lake, British Columbia to speak to local ranchers and students in the Applied Sustainable Ranching program at Thompson Rivers University about the Beef North project.


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Meet Chris & Kyla Riach

Dairy farmers who just recently moved to the Matheson area to start a beef farm, Bear Path Farms

Chris and Kyla recently moved to the Matheson area with their youngest son to start a new venture as beef farmers. They have purchased 300 acres and are renting an additional 650 acres with plans to eventually raise 200 cow-calf pairs.


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New Project Assistant for Beef North

Meet Emily Potter

BFO welcomes Emily Potter to the Beef North team as Project Assistant. Over the summer months she will be help to plan tours, assist in resource development, spread awareness of current projects, as well as provide a northern perspective on Beef North's social media channels. BFO interviewed Emily to provide readers with a little more information about herself and what she is looking forward to in her position this summer.


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#Agsplore the North

At the end of September 2016 a bus load of University of Guelph, Ontario Agriculture College (OAC) students headed north from Guelph to tour Nipissing and Temiskaming farming districts. Here is a summary of their trip.


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Meet Kim Jo Bliss

BFO's Northern Field Representative

Hello! My name is Kim Jo Bliss and I live in the far west corner of Ontario in the District of Rainy River. I am pleased to be working as a field representative with BFO and I would be happy to answer ANY questions you may have about northern life and farming in Northern Ontario. I am well prepared to chat with you about land prices, heat units, crop yields, social life, and access to care and education – you name it, I would be happy to help you find your answers!


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