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Ecological Farmers Gather in Collingwood

Fadi

By Fadi Didi

Conference of the Ecological Farmers of Ontario is on this week at the Blue Mountains resort.


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The annual conference of the Ecological Farmers of Ontario  is on this week at the Blue Mountains resort in Collingwood.

As part of  the event, Eat Local Grey Bruce will host a panel at its Owen Sound  warehouse this Wednesday from 2:30 until 4:30 at 396 14th Street West.

It will outline how the coop was created, premier a  short movie that summarizes first rural development impacts on  participating businesses and on consumers, and discuss future  directions.

Eat Local Grey Bruce set out to address the lack of local food  distribution infrastructure in the area, and to offer a more  efficient mechanism for food producers to sell their products.

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Coral Sproule has been elected President of the National Farmers Union.

The election came at the 48th Annual National Convention held in Ottawa November 23rd to the 25th.

The National Farmers Union is a direct-membership voluntary organization made up of Canadian farm families who share common goals.

It is the only farm organization incorporated through an Act of Parliament.

The NFU works toward the development of economic and social policies that will maintain the family farm as the primary food-producing unit in Canada.


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