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Nomination Deadline for Cooper Award

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Time is running out to hand in nominations for Tommy Cooper award.


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Time is running out to nominate the best and the brightest in Grey Bruce agriculture.

The nomination deadline for the annual Tommy Cooper award is this Friday March 26th.

The award recognizes an individual from Grey or Bruce County for his or her outstanding contribution to farming and farm life.

It is named after Tommy Cooper -- a 39 year veteran of local agriculture work who is widely credited for helping area farmers adapt to new famr innovations.

Nomination forms are available at the Grey Agricultural Services Centre in Markdale, at the Federation of Agriculture office in Hanover or at our radio stations.

You must have your nominations back at our radio station by 5 PM this Friday.

The Tommy Cooper award will be presented on Friday April 16th at the Elmwood Community Centre.

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The Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario is holding a seminar in Hanover today to deal with consumer trends and farmer choices.

The meeting takes place from 10 AM till 3:30 PM today at the Travellers Inn.

The Federations Research Advisor Nathan Stevens will lead a discussion about how Ontario Farmers can capture more value from the market place.

Rob Hannan -- the President of Synthesis Agri Food Consulting -- will also explore the expanding trends of different consumer markets for food.

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Farmers are still being offered detailed weather for their local area from a free website.

Weather farm - dot - com was launched last December.

Farmers can sign up for free.

There are over 700 weather stations on the network, plus environment Canada stations.

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Good news for sweet tooths everywhere: that sticky syrup you love to pour on pancakes and waffles might be good for you, too.

Real maple syrup is also full of compounds touted for their health benefits, according to a professor from the University of Rhode Island.

Navindra Seeram,  found a cocktail of 20 antioxidants in 20 litres of the sweet stuff from Quebec, including 13 never before found in maple syrup.

Seeram adds the compounds are reported to have antibacterial, anti-cancer and anti-diabetic properties.

 


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