Thank you for joining us at the virtual AGM last week! Members and community partners came together for an evening of conversation and shared great ideas for the year ahead.

At our meeting last week, we heard from Jenn Nash (Ontario Soil and Crop workshop leader for the East/Central region) about several cost-share programs and opportunities available from OSCIA. Subscribe to their Programs Mailing List to stay up-to-date.

There is an unprecedented number of cost-share programs available simultaneously. New programs are offered under the Sustainable Agriculture Partnership through federal and provincial funding. This is due to renewed 5-year funding from the Ontario government valued at $3.5 billion in cost-share opportunities for farmers.

Secure your spot at the free Environmental Farm Plan workshop on February 26 and March 4, 2024, in Ivanhoe. To register and learn more, visit the OSCIA portal here. The On-Farm Climate Action Fund (OFCAF) is delivered by the Ontario Soil & Crop Improvement Association. A new intake is open February 13, 9:00am to February 27th, 5:00pm.

Questions? Connect with Jenn at (705) 991-3909 or [email protected].

2024 Board Members
We welcome Stefan Dixon and Magali Laville from Quinte West and Savannah Van Niedek from Tweed to the Harvest Hastings board. They join Emmie Bates, Jenny Cook, Jennifer Davis, David Ferguson, Bonnie Moore, Sam Robertson, and Janice Zarglis, who were re-elected at the AGM. We appreciate the important work of board members past and present and their active roles as volunteers for the organization. This group combines their lived experiences in their communities in Bancroft, Madoc, Milbridge, Stirling, Tweed, and Quinte West with their diverse set of skills and interests. The board meets monthly to conduct Harvest Hastings business.

Support Harvest Hastings
The annual membership costs $35 per year and has a few perks like your profile in the annual print magazine, social media highlights, special event invitations, engagement, and support. Renew or purchase today, pay by card, cash or cheque!

Elevate your local and virtual presence by joining the Harvest Hastings FREE online directory. Include your hours, location, offerings, and photographs with a click and a few simple steps. Submit your listing here. Every listing page comes with a unique URL that can be shared in place of a website if you do not already have one for your business.

Self-Sufficient Living Discussion Group

Head over to the Stirling-Rawdon Public Library located at 43 W Front Street for a discussion on seed starting. Everyone is welcome! Tuesday, February 27th at 6 pm.

In The Know.

Learn more with Agriculture Wellness Ontario about having conversations about mental health. Everyone in the agricultural community is welcome to attend the upcoming free virtual workshop. February 12th from 10 am – 2 pm. Register here.

Reminder: All farm businesses in Ontario that gross $7,000 or more annually are required by law to register their farm business with Agricorp. Visit their website to learn more. The deadline to renew or register is March 1, 2024.

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