Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence


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2016 Regional Award Winner

 

Farm & Food Care Ontario, Guelph

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Brian Gilroy, MPP Liz Sandals, Crystal MacKay, Mike Petrick and Tracey Hussey

Brian Gilroy, MPP Liz Sandals, Crystal MacKay, Mike Petrick and Tracey Hussey

Best practices for livestock handling have evolved over the years. That is why Farm & Food Care Ontario has developed a continuing education program, Innovative Management and Practical Animal Care Training (IMPACT), that provides farmers with relevant, up-to-date information and skills development they need to handle livestock correctly. To date, more than 2,000 farmers have taken part in face-to-face training, but the IMPACT program’s biggest presence is online. Tens of thousands of farmers, farm labourers, transport company employees and veterinarians have accessed the suite of virtual resources, which includes e-learning modules, illustrated whiteboard videos and smartphone apps. Equipped with that knowledge, they’re improving standards of care for livestock — and helping everyone feel good about the way farm animals are raised in Ontario.

 


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