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SC-SC Pullet Accreditation

August 11, 2017

The Start Clean – Stay Clean (™) (SC-SC) Pullet program is an on farm food safety program that provides guidelines on things like biosecurity and pest management to keep pullets healthy and free from disease.   Since the program was introduced in 2009, our farmers have supported the program, with allMore


Energy Efficiency

August 11, 2017

PEEP Question 4.1 encourages producers to move away from incandescent lighting toward fluorescent or LED lighting. Even if you have an older barn, it may make sense to consider this transition as payback periods can be relatively short (2-5 years). This is particularly true if you can carry forward goodMore


Growing Forward 2 – Solar Grants

August 11, 2017

The Growing Forward 2 On-Farm Solar Photovoltaics – On-Farm Energy Management Sub-Program reopened on July 26, but there are some significant changes to be noted. Retroactive projects will no longer be accepted. If a project has been initiated prior to the approval of the application, it will not be accepted.More


Farm Safety

August 11, 2017

Over the past couple of months Murray and Dave have been collecting “Near Miss” stories and records. They had the opportunity to have a discussion with over 55 farmers to date! Here are some interesting statistics from those visits: 2 incidents involved children under the age of 10 9 incidentsMore