Durham Agricultural Advisory Committee (DAAC)

2007 Joint Land Stewardship Workshop

On Saturday, March 31, 2007 a workshop entitled “Increasing Your Farm’s Productivity through Environmental Improvements” was held at the Latcham Centre in Port Perry, with the support of the Township of Scugog.

The purpose of the workshop was to provide information to local farmers on the professional and economic support programs available to assist with implementing agricultural Beneficial Management Practices (BMPs) and Environmental Farm Plans.

Representatives from the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), Ontario Soil and Crop Association (OSCA), Durham Land Stewardship Council (DLSC), Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority (CLOCA) and Durham Well Wise, as well as local farmers made presentations to over 90 participants.

The workshop was structured around five main issue areas: