’83 Aggie Wins Woman of Excellence in Agriculture Award

Karen Eastman Velthius, who attended University of Guelph and completed a Bachelor of Animal & Poultry Science degree with a major in Dairy in 1983, is the recipient of the 2012 “Woman of Excellence in Agriculture Award” presented by the Federated Women’s Institutes of Ontario (FWIO).

Fourth Year OAC Student Wins CYSA Competition

Lydia Harrison, a fourth year OAC student, is the winner of this year’s Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture (CYSA) senior competition. The competition, which took place on November 3 at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, features young people from across the nation speaking on topics in Canadian agriculture.

Making and Breaking Traditions

For first year Ontario Agricultural College (OAC) student Carrie Davenport, plowing competitions are all about making and breaking traditions. Carrie may be the 4th generation in her family to take part in plowing competitions, but this year she became the first woman to hold the title of Junior Canadian Plowing Champion.

Meet an Aggie – Ashley Knapton

Ladies and Gentlemen, meet the Aggies. “Aggies” is an old but still thriving nickname for students of the OAC. If you’ve been around any of our campuses you may have seen the infamous leather jackets with OAC Aggies stitched across the back. Aggies are well known for their spirit and today I’d like to introduce you to one of the most spirited of them all.

Asparagus: Beyond Millennium

Asparagus is a plant with a pace all its own. On a hot day the stalks can grow six inches, yet it can take up to twelve years to develop a new variety at the University of Guelph’s Simcoe Research Station.

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