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DGRP

DGRP (Dillon Guido Recreational Product) is the manufacturer of the Rollable Easy Load Ramp for ATVs and sleds. The ramp features a winch point to alleviate the stress some riders have when it comes to riding their ATV up a ramp and into their truck. With this product, you can slowly, and safely, winch your […]

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Events

Thu, Jan 24, 2019, 9:00 AM – Fri, Jan 25, 2019, 3:00 PM

Grant Ag Corp Office Meeting Room 863169 Uno Park Road New Liskeard,

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Topics will include:

Financial Analysis I – Better understand your costs of production, setting profitability goals, and target prices for marketing grain with the help of a step-by-step grain marketing plan.

Whole Farm Risk Assessment – Rob Hannam from Synthesis Agri-food Network covering how to assess risks impacting your operation from a “whole farm” perspective and creating a plan to improve your risk management.

Grain Marketing – Improve the average selling price for your grain with tips, tools, and group discussion.

Mental Health Discussion – Introducing resources and tools for conversations regarding wellness, illness, and resiliency of your mental health.

Financial Analysis II – Understanding financial statements, monitoring the health of your farm, and strategies for working better with your banker.

Based on a Farm Strategy Roadmap tailored for your operation, join us for two days of practical, actionable learning that will leave you with good understanding and new insights into the business side of your farm operation.

Also, join us for a tour of the Grant Ag Corp grain elevator!

Best Western North Bay Hotel & Conference Centre, 700 Lakeshore Drive
North Bay, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM EST

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The 49th annual Professional Engineer’s Day Symposium is approaching and we have some great speakers for this event that you do not want to miss. The theme for this year’s event is ”Smart Cities”.

Come out on the evening of Thursday January 24, 2019 to the Best Western for the social portion of the event where we will have a brief presentation from OSPE. Finger foods will be provided.

This year’s main event will be at the Best Western Resort in North Bay on Friday January 25th with late registration beginning at 8:15am.

We have a full lineup of speakers which include: BDO Canada, IBI Group, North Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, Amazon, Cisco Systems Canada, Bell Canada, GM Scytl Canada, Pantonium and GTT Communications

Thank you and I hope to see you all there!

Lindsay Keats, P.Eng

Engineer’s Day Symposium Chair

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

Dymond Community Hall 181 Drive in Theatre Road Temiskaming Shores,

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In this session, Rob Hannam will share tools and techniques to help manage the factors on your farm that impact your profitability. You’ll discover risk management strategies that address six categories of risk from a whole-farm perspective, and go home with an action plan specific to your operation.

Highlights:
• Understand the complexity of business risks in your operation
• Identify various types of risk and the tools to manage them
• Assess and rank the risks on your farm
• Determine next steps for your take-home plan

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North Bay,

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News

IION clients were successful with their NOHFC applications!

Article from The North Bay Nugget

Four local mining supply and service companies will receive more than $2.1 million through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund.

The investment will create 46 full-time and two part-time jobs.

Foraco Canada Ltd. will receive the lion’s share of the funding, with $1.4 million to purchase mining tools and equipment that will allow them to expand the business by opening new underground core and percussive drilling divisions.

Paige Engineering Ltd. will receive $337,164 to design and develop remove explosive loading technology for mining and construction.

The company is also working on modifying the main ingredients in explosives to a more cost-effective product.

Drillco Mining and Exploration will receive $250,000 to design, engineer and manufacture a modular mast system that can be broken down for shipping and used in either surface or underground operations, allowing them to market their modular drilling system.

SafeSight Exploration will receive $200,000 to purchase unmanned aerial vehicles or drones and modify them for use in underground mines.

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Congratulations to Thornloe Cheese!
Thornloe Grass Fed Butter has received the Grand Champion Award in the butter division at the 2018 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Dairy Products competition. The farmer-owned Thornloe Cheese near New Liskeard said the award was an “incredible achievement.
Read the full article from the North Bay Nugget here.

Nipissing-Timiskaming MP Anthony Rota (left) presented IION’s 2018 Innovation Award of Excellence to Dillon Guido (centre) and Joe Guido on Oct. 26. (Supplied photo)
NORTHERN ONTARIO BUSINESS JOURNAL

A father-and-son entrepreneurial team has been recognized by Innovation Initiatives Ontario North (IION) for their contributions to the North Bay economy.

Joe and Dillon Guido received IION’s 2018 Innovation Award of Excellence on Oct. 26. The award is given to an outstanding company, individual(s) or organization that has notably fostered economic prosperity in their region, through initiative and collaborative efforts to support science, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship.

For full article click here 

Featured Article

Thornloe Cheese becomes the first in Canada to produce verified Grass Fed cheeses!

News Release from Thornloe Cheese 

In summer 2017, Thornloe Cheese Inc. will be the first in Canada to produce cheeses made with milk sourced from DFO Verified Grass Fed cows. Thornloe Cheese Inc. has worked with local farmers who pasture cows when weather permits and feed a grass based diet for the rest of the year to produce popular cheeses with the health benefits derived from elevated levels of CLA and omega- 3 associated with Grass Fed diets. With the growing popularity of Grass Fed milk and beef products we felt it only natural to work with our local farmers to bring several products to Canadian cheese lovers.

A six hour drive north of Toronto, beyond the Muskoka cottage country lies one of Canada’s most outstanding agricultural areas – New Liskeard/Temiskaming. Farmers in the region have traditionally relied on grass to feed their livestock. “Our artisan cheese makers embrace the unique agricultural features of the region and have developed a line of nutritious Grass Fed cheeses” states Thornloe Cheese General Manager Rhonda Wood. Local verified Grass Fed producer, Steve Runnalls of Thornloe, Ontario, adds “As dairy producers we work to produce the best quality milk every day – Canadian dairy farmers are respected world-wide for having excellent standards and practices. Canadians should know that we work to ensure milk quality and safety, and continually strive to improve animal health and welfare as well as environmental stewardship”.

The initial launch of two Canadian favourites, cheddar and mozzarella, will be available to both retail grocery and food service customers. Thornloe Cheese Inc. is a wholly farmer owned, artisanal cheese company located in Northeastern Ontario. Their innovative cheese making practices have earned them several national awards and a reputation for quality cheese and creamery products for over 75 years. The company extends appreciation to the Dairy Farmers of Ontario and Dairy Famers of Canada for their expertise in developing the Grass Fed program. In 2014, Thornloe Cheese Inc. was awarded the Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence. Its most popular products include traditional cheddars, poutine curds, fine cheeses and the iconic Blue Cheese named “Devils Rock”.

To learn more visit Thornloe Cheese website! 

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