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Learn the Facts About Modern Farmers

Posted by OAFVC on Mar 6, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Forget any stereotype you believed about modern farmers and farming in general. Next time you pass a farmer’s field see past the pastures and grazing cows and consider that in 2016, the agriculture and agri-food system generated $111.9 billion of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and contributed 6.7% of Canada’s total GDP. These staggering numbers mean farmers are contributing to more than just a meal on a table but to the growth of Canada as a nation.

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What Is Agri Food in Northumberland County?

Posted by OAFVC on Feb 22, 2019 9:00:00 AM

When you hear the term agri-food you might immediately think of farming. And you’d be right! The agri-food sector does include farming, but it also includes the entire journey your food takes from farms, like those in our Northumberland County community, to your table. Agri-food combines the words agriculture and food representing a holistic view of the activities involved in quality-controlled food production.

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What We Love About Agri-Food in Northumberland County

Posted by OAFVC on Feb 15, 2019 9:00:00 AM

February is the month love comes to our minds. So we wanted to share with you what we love about agri-food in Northumberland County. There’s so much happening in the agri-food sector in our county, and we chose 5 parts of the agri-food chain we thought you’d love to know more about.

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4 Food Business Training Opportunities in Northumberland County

Posted by OAFVC on Jan 18, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Successful companies invest in training and support. Employees who feel their employee values their professional development are more likely to stay at their job and be more productive while they are there.

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Expand Your Community Based Food Production Business on Your Terms

Posted by OAFVC on Dec 28, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Let’s be honest, when you’re running a community food production business the focus needs to be on day-to-day tasks - like expanding your consumer base and meeting large volumes of orders. But it does get hard to put a schedule in place, especially when it comes to finding a food processing facility to grow your business.

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How Does OAFVC Improve Supply Chain Management?

Posted by OAFVC on Dec 19, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Supply chain management refers to the coordination of all your activities related to filling client orders, from pre-production to delivery of the product. During this process, components of the product will change hands many times: from your suppliers to manufacturing, then to storage and shipping and, eventually, to the point of delivery and consumption.

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How Can Agriculture in Northumberland County Help My Business

Posted by OAFVC on Dec 17, 2018 9:00:00 AM

The term supply chain is used to encompass every step between receiving an order from the customer and delivering that product or service. A high-quality, reliable supply chain is key to business success in any industry. Food business is no exception.

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How Northumberland County Supports Food Trends

Posted by OAFVC on Nov 28, 2018 9:00:00 AM

With advances to farming technology improving efficiency on farms, coupled with a rising demand for direct farm-to-consumer products, farmers aren’t just growing food anymore. Farmers are able to spend time turning their produce into products. The rise of social media marketing means farmers can market their products directly to their customers with ease.

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