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Harvest Hastings is about living lightly on the land. Sustainability has sections on land stewardship, tree planting, managing woods and wildlife at  Caring for Land; discussion about Climate Change; find out about Green Communities, and read about what's happening in Local Agriculture and Local Forestry. There are  AudioVideos, and a Photo Gallery. Look for "Know your farmer" video or audio interviews with local farmers and other producers. Web links has links to local organizations as well as provincial ones. Check Coming Events to find workshops, agricultural events, community meals and much more. 

Video Farmer to Farmer Workshop Growing Asparagus

January 26, 2015 by Louise Livingstone

 On June 16,2012 Jack Ketcheson lead aHarvest Hastings workshop on growing asparagus at J. and B.Farm on Fish and Game Club Road in Quinte West.

See video

Environmental Farm Plan Workshop

January 20, 2015 by Louise Livingstone

Producers are invited to attend free (fourth Edition) Environmental Farm Plan  (EFP) two-day workshops to assess your farm business, learn more about best management practices, develop Action Plans and learn more about cost sharing opportunities.  We provide workshop materials and snacks.  Please bring your own lunch.


For more information call Eric Lawlor Eric 289-251-3042 

Event Date and Time: 
March 4, 2015 - 10:00 - 16:00
March 11, 2015 - 10:00 - 15:00


Gerry Masterson Thurlow Community Centre
516 Harmony Road
Belleville, ON K0K1V0
44° 14' 22.8372" N, 77° 23' 27.7836" W

Traceability Workshop

January 19, 2015 by Louise Livingstone

This free one-day workshop will focus on how you can gain a competitive advantage and improve your bottom line with your traceability system. Real life examples and business profiles focused on traceability best practices will be examined throughout the workshop. Learn how to assess your current traceability system to identify gaps, and methods to improve your traceability system in order to gain added value through reduced costs, improved profit margins and increased market potential.  Lunch is not provided so please bring your own. Refreshments and snacks will be available.

Who should attend: Decision makers, owners, managers, supervisors, and staff who are interested in learning how to enhance their traceability system.

At the end of the Maximizing your Traceability Investment Workshop you will be able to:

• Discover how to make your traceability investment work to your advantage

• Evaluate how you currently collect and manage Traceability information in your business

• Identify methods for improving your traceability system in order to gain added value through reduced costs, improved profit margins and increased market potential

To register for this pilot Traceability Workshop go to the Ontario Soil and  Crop Improvement Association click on Register for Educational Workshops and scroll down to the workshop and date.

Contact: Eric Lawlor 289-251-3042




Event Date and Time: 
March 17, 2015 - 09:00 - 16:00


Best Western Inn
387 North Front Street
Belleville, ON K8P 3C8
44° 11' 24.6912" N, 77° 23' 48.0372" W
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