On The Cover:
Meet Ontario's Young Producers
Meet the future of dairy in Ontario. These 12 young producers share the same passion and vision for a vibrant industry as previous generations but they are achieving it in new ways.
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Your Dollars at Work - DFO Dairy Educators
The School Programs team at Dairy Farmers of Ontario (DFO) supports students and schools through curriculum-rooted resources, nutritional opportunities and shared giving. Dairy’s local, versatile and nutritious story strengthens food literacy and brings the origins of food back to agriculture.
There are many ways DFO and its dairy educators work with students and teachers.
Moving Back to the Farm
The adult kids are moving back to the farm, but has everyone taken time to understand what it means – personally and for the farm business?
According to Annessa Good, a Farm Credit Canada Business Advisor and transition specialist, addressing details of the change of dynamics before the younger generation comes back to the farm is critical to the farm business’s viability and familial relations.
Kiley Dekraker grew up in the agricultural community, gaining work experience on a variety of farms.
She developed a passion for working with animals at a young age, leading her to the University of Guelph where she recently graduated from the Animal Science program.
DFO Scholarship Winners
Dairy Farmers of Ontario (DFO) has an annual scholarship program, which offers up to four $3,000 scholarships to high school students entering a post-secondary degree or diploma program in agriculture. DFO is pleased to announce the recipients of the scholarships for 2021:
• Adriana Danen from Perth County – Associate Diploma in Agriculture at University of Guelph Ridgetown
• Connor Velthuis from Carleton County – Farm Management Technology at MacDonald College
• Daniel Haggett from Leeds County – Business Agriculture at Algonquin College
• Emily Doan from Oxford County – Food & Agriculture Business at University of Guelph
Dr. Rachel Budd and Dr. Angela Graham say they were hooked on dairy medicine the moment they started working with dairy cattle.
The recent University of Guelph Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) grads are eager to share their paths to becoming veterinarians working in dairy and mixed practice.