The U of G crop scientist and Alliance-funded researcher spoke with Elora Fergus Today about what effects this mild winter is likely to have on Wellington County agriculture. Read the article: What impact does a mild winter have on local agriculture?
Ten University of Guelph faculty members studying everything from bio-renewable fuels to healthy workplaces to companion animal nutrition have been named University of Guelph Research Leadership Chairs (RLCs).
Congratulations to all recipients, including the following Alliance-funded researchers whose work has contributed to the research and innovation needs of today's agri-food sector:
Cutting-edge research into soil health continues in Ontario, led by a University of Guelph team.
For years, Dr. Laura Van Eerd’s team has been quantifying changes in soil health over time using indicators such as soil organic carbon (SOC) and total nitrogen (TN) storage level, which can vary in quantity due to tillage system, crop rotation, cover crop use and N application.
Including these gifts from OBG and an anonymous donor, a total of $2 million will help support the OBG Assistant Professorship in Weed Sciences faculty position at U of G’s Ridgetown Campus.
In 2020, Epp received Alliance funding for a multi-year study of the veterinarian shortage in Northern Ontario. On Feb. 12, she presented her findings in Sudbury during the 2024 Northern Ontario Conference, taking place over two days at Science North.
Addressing the gap of highly skilled talent in the agri-food sector and promoting the University of Guelph as a destination of choice for students from around the world are the focus of several new scholarships.
Thanks to a $2-million gift from U of G alumnus Andy Wilder (BSc Agr. ‘84), three new scholarships have been created to attract top Canadian and international students to the Ontario Agricultural College (OAC) to pursue a career in the Canadian agri-food sector.
An Alliance Special Initiatives project led by Dr. Silvia Sarapura, professor in U of G's Ontario Agricultural College (OAC), aims to improve food security among First Nations communities in northern Ontario.
The project is featured as part of a series exploring the ways in which OAC creates a more efficient, prosperous and sustainable global agriculture and food system.
Huber currently has four active research streams, all with projects underway at the new Ontario Swine Research Centre in Elora.
Read about her projects investigating lactating sows, amino acids, mammary development and novel feed ingredients on the Livestock Research Innovation Corporation (LRIC) website: Using research to solve practical swine industry problems
She is one of six leaders who have positively influenced Ontario agriculture and who will be inducted into the Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame (OAHF) this June.