Collège Boréal welcomes 8 participants from the Kashechewan First Nation to its Kapuskasing campus for its beef cattle farming training program
KAPUSKASING – Agriculture is gaining momentum in Northern Ontario, and Collège Boréal has been working with partners in this sector to find innovative solutions for the expansion of the region’s farming industry.
With support from the Beef Farmers of Ontario (BFO), the technical expertise of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) and the participation of the Kashechewan First Nation, Boréal’s Kapuskasing campus has developed an eight- week summer program entitled Introduction to Beef Cattle Farming in Northern Ontario.
Using both theory and practice, the pilot project introduces participants to the key principles of responsible beef production at the Kapuskasing Demonstration Farm. Students gain technical skills that will help them succeed in obtaining work on a beef farm or lead them to consider starting their own beef operation.
Collège Boréal is proud to collaborate on this project with Andrew Gordanier, farm tenant at the Kapuskasing Demonstration Farm, and the Kapuskasing Economic Development Corporation, to help expand agriculture production in the region.
This project was funded in part through Growing Forward 2 (GF2), a federal-provincial- territorial initiative. The Agricultural Adaptation Council assists in the delivery of GF2 in Ontario.