Now showing: GF2 sharing on-farm success stories

March 02, 2017
Written by OSCIA
Truly Green co-owners Hilco Tamminga and Greg Devries.
Truly Green co-owners Hilco Tamminga and Greg Devries.
March 2, 2017, Guelph, Ont. – Through cost-share funding opportunities with Growing Forward 2, farmers are tackling projects to help grow their profits, expand their markets and manage risks.

To share in their on-farm success, the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association is launching a series of videos of how producers are benefiting under the program.

The first two of those videos – Hugh Simpson and Truly Green Farms, are now available!

To see how Hugh Simpson, a beekeeper near Collingwood, Ontario, tapped into Growing Forward 2 funding to build a refrigerated storage room that keeps his equipment safe from the wax moth, or how Truly Green Farms tapped into Growing Forward 2 funding to stop potential disease and foreign pathogens at its front door, visit

We will be sharing the videos over the next few weeks on OSCIA’s social media accounts and web site, and encourage others to share!

Growing Forward 2 is a five-year federal-provincial-territorial initiative, which encourages innovation, competitiveness and market development in Canada’s agri-food and agri-products sector. Growing Forward 2 cost-share funding is administered to producers by the Ontario Soil & Crop Improvement Association.

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Editor’s note: Greenhouse Canada is hosting a free webinar today (March 2) at 2 p.m. Eastern – “How GF2 Can Work for You.” Leading the presentation is OSCIA program coordinator Barbara Caswell. She will outline how GF2 works in Ontario. Click here for the details. By registering you can watch the presentation live or the recorded version at your convenience.

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