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Diversifying on-farm land use: Farmers look for municipal guidance when diversifying operations

Farmers are diversifying land use and businesses on their farms, whether related to agriculture or not – such as a winery, wedding venue or winter retreat – to generate additional revenue and support primary production. Emily Sousa, MSc candidate and HQP Scholar, and Pam Duesling, PhD candidate, both in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development (SEDRD), explore the land use policy framework for on-farm diversification with the joint goals of protecting farmland and contributing to agricultural liveliho

Microgreens growing in two trays with an icon banner at the bottom that says Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance research, 2020-21 Agri-Food Yearbook

These micro-veggies are poised for major impact

More food, less space: that’s the mantra of those trying to figure out how we’ll feed future populations as arable land becomes less available.

One answer is microgreens, vegetable greens that are picked directly after the first leaves have developed — specifically, after sprouting of the cotyledons, which are the initial leaves that are visible after successful germination of the seed.

HQP town hall information session to be held on Tues. Dec. 8

Join us on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 from 10-11 a.m. The session will take place online on Microsoft Teams. 

The HQP Scholarship Program provides financial support for students entering or within their first year of an established graduate program at the University of Guelph. Academic studies will be governed by the guidelines and regulations of the student’s home department.

The Call is open from Nov. 23, 2020 until Jan. 15, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.

A bright future for HQP Scholars: Nicole Weidner

Tools such as the Highly Qualified Personnel (HQP) program play a big role in developing future leaders who aim to participate fully in research innovation. The program provides industry access, educational opportunities and funding to students with promise in research excellence.

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