Funding and Technical Assistance Available for 2015 On-Farm Stewardship Projects
The Kawartha Farm Stewardship Collaborative (KFSC) invites farmers and rural landowners to attend the 3rd Annual Kawartha Farm Stewardship Workshop on Saturday February 7, 2015 at Rolling Hills Public School in Bethany (20 minutes west of Peterborough). The event is designed to celebrate the stewardship achievements of the past year, and to inform the farming public about the resources available to support on-farm stewardship.
This full-day workshop will feature presentations by farmers and industry professionals on topics such as: practical strategies for reducing neonicotinoid use (Greg Stewart, OMAFRA); creative options and solutions for livestock watering; the benefits of wetlands and biofilters in farm drainage; the 4R's of nutrient stewardship; as well as the various sources of funding and technical support available to farmers across the region from KFSC partners.
Tickets to the event, which include a hot lunch, are $25/person. Pre-registration is required, and those who sign up before January 19 will receive a complementary satellite map of their farm property. Door prizes will include 10 chances to win $100 towards on-farm soil testing.
The KFSC consists of eleven local and provincial partner organizations (Bay of Quinte Remedial Action Plan, Ducks Unlimited Canada, Farms at Work, Ganaraska Region Conservation, Kawartha Conservation, Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority, Lower Trent Conservation, Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association, Otonabee Conservation, and the Peterborough County Stewardship Council) that work together to assist the agricultural communities of east central Ontario in carrying out on-farm environmental projects and stewardship. For more information on the KFSC, please visit www.kawarthafarmstewardship.org.