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Recap: Communication in Agriculture Symposium

Graduate students from the Department of Plant Agriculture were proud to host the first Canadian chapter of the Dupont-Pioneer Symposia Series on Monday, November 14th at the University of Guelph.        

Ridgetown Campus Gearing Up for 2nd 5K Sod Buster – Register Now for the July 10 Event

Event organizers at Ridgetown Campus are getting ready for the 2nd 5K Sod Buster Race on Sunday, July 10th. Walkers, runners, and spectators are encouraged to participate.

All proceeds from the event will support the Ontario Sustainable Crop Research and Innovation Centre at Ridgetown Campus.

“We’re looking forward to a great community event and encouraging participants of all ages to register, as well as looking for event sponsors,” says, Eric Prelaz who is coordinating the event.

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Student-Run Event Focuses on Rural Planning

On March 18th, planning students in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development hosted the inaugural “Rural Romp”, which was a celebration of the unique challenges and opportunities of rural land-use planning.

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5th Annual OAC GSC Graduate Student Colloquium

The 5th Annual Ontario Agricultural College (OAC) Graduate Student Council (GSC) Graduate Student Colloquium was held at the Arboretum Centre, on February 11th, 2016. The day’s presentations and discussions focused on the theme of “Barnyard, Backyard, and Beyond”.

Experts Gather to Discuss Bee Shortage

The challenges facing the world’s bee populations will be front and centre as bee experts from across North America descend on the University of Guelph Aug. 10 to 14. The Eastern Apicultural Society is holding its annual conference at U of G, returning to Canada for the first time since 1992. More than 500 bee enthusiasts will attend and take part in more than 100 talks and demonstrations.

Food Institute Launches Food and Agriculture Business Seminar

The Food Institute of the University of Guelph has developed an exciting new program called the Food and Agriculture Business Seminar. On June 21-23, current and emerging food and agriculture leaders will collectively examine trends and issues in today’s global marketplace. This executive level seminar will feature cases exploring shifting roles of government, food security, consumer perspective and developing markets in real scenarios that top industry businesses and organizations have faced.

Let the “Good Times” Roll

Although the weather outside was brisk, the 2015 Aggie Good Times Banquet inside the Gambrel Barn at Country Heritage Park in Milton warmed everyone’s Aggie spirit. On Friday, January 23rd the Student Federation of the Ontario Agricultural College hosted the evening including fantastic speeches, a finger licking good meal, and a spirited awards ceremony.  Every component of the banquet encompassed the strong “OAC family” that Dean Robert Gordon spoke about in his opening remarks.

FarmSmart 2015

The University of Guelph will welcome over 1,000 farmers, agribusiness professionals, professors and students to campus this Saturday for the 16th FarmSmart Agricultural Conference. The daylong conference will feature presentations on current and emerging technologies and innovations across a range of topics, including crop and livestock production, soil and environmental management, business, marketing, and general interest.

Students challenged to cut food waste

The Guelph Mercury recently featured the University of Guelph Food Waste Hackathon held from November 8 - 9. The food waste hackathon was hosted largely by the Feeding Nine Billion initiative, the university's Food Institute, the Institute for Community Engaged Scholarship, and the Society of Computing and Information Science student organization.

OAC Career Week

Career week at the Ontario Agricultural College attracted many employees, alumni, and students to the University of Guelph campus. Taking place from October 6 – 9th, the week focused on networking, learning about future career options and hearing from OAC alumni.

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