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Projects cover a wide spec­trum. Here is a look at some of the 75 pro­grams avail­able to mem­bers across the province. Clubs are formed when at least six mem­bers sign up.

Agri­cul­ture Aware­ness

This pro­ject pro­vides an open space for mem­bers to dis­cuss is­sues that shape the per­cep­tion of On­tario’s agri­cul­ture in­dus­try. This pro­ject al­lows you to be­come a strong am­bas­sador for On­tario agri­cul­ture while stretch­ing your crit­i­cal think­ing and com­mu­ni­ca­tion mus­cles.

Agri­cul­tural Haz­ards Safety

There’s a rea­son for the say­ing “safety first.” Safety is im­por­tant, es­pe­cially in the agri­cul­ture in­dus­try. This pro­ject will teach you about the main haz­ards you could en­counter when work­ing in agri­cul­ture and how to best ad­dress these sit­u­a­tions. You’ll come away con­fi­dent and pre­pared to nav­i­gate farms safely.

Farm Safety

This pro­ject will make you the ul­ti­mate farm safety am­bas­sador. You’ll learn about the many haz­ards re­lated to agri­cul­ture and farm­ing and how to pre­vent them.

Field Crops

This pro­ject is a great in­tro­duc­tion to field crops. Be­come well-versed in the var­i­ous species of field crops and their pro­duc­tion tech­niques, de­velop skills in plant iden­ti­fi­ca­tion and grow your very own crop (or ob­serve a friend’s). By the end of this pro­ject you’ll be iden­ti­fy­ing crop species with your eyes closed.

Weeds, in­sects and dis­eases

In this pro­ject you’ll in­ves­ti­gate the vil­lains of field crops. You’ll learn prac­ti­cal de­tec­tive skills and so­lu­tions to pest iden­ti­fi­ca­tion and con­trol. Dis­cover who the pests are and which are friend or foe. You’ll be a field crop de­tec­tive when this pro­ject is through!

Soil con­ser­va­tion

A pro­ject fo­cused on soil struc­ture and con­ser­va­tion. Learn how soil is made, how we grow crops and prac­ti­cal ways to keep soil where it be­longs. Grab a shovel and dig in!

Plow­ing

This pro­ject is all about soil ba­sics and tillage; you’ll learn how to con­trol ero­sion and plan a field lay­out. Once that’s cov­ered, you’ll move on to plow up­keep and main­te­nance for a well­rounded les­son in plow­ing 101.

An­i­mal friends

This is a great pro­ject for ju­nior mem­bers who love all an­i­mals and just can’t seem to de­cide which pet to choose. You’ll learn how to choose the right pet for you and how to han­dle and care for your pet. You’ll be ready for pet own­er­ship in no time.

Beef

This pro­ject is about ex­plor­ing the life cy­cle of a beef cow. You’ll learn how to bot­tle-feed and care for new­born calves, how to pur­chase the right kind of cat­tle at the right price and how to pre­vent dis­ease trans­mis­sion. The steps beef farm­ers can take to sup­port their in­dus­try are also cov­ered.

Dairy

This pro­ject is about more than just milk—just like the dairy in­dus­try! This pro­ject will teach you the ins and outs of a suc­cess­ful dairy op­er­a­tion. You’ll also cover ba­sics such as show­ing and an­i­mal care, and new and rel­e­vant dairy farm­ing tools and prac­tices.

Goat

This pro­ject has three key ar­eas: hous­ing and health, goats for all rea­sons and nutri­tion. You’ll pretty much learn ev­ery­thing you need to know to keep your goat happy and healthy. You’ll also learn how to show a goat so you can proudly dis­play all of your hard work.

Horse

This pro­ject cov­ers a wide va­ri­ety of top­ics re­lated to horses. You’ll learn the ins and outs of horse health care and the how-to’s of rid­ing. With the help of this pro­ject you’ll be well ac­quainted with horses in no time. You don’t have to have a horse to be a part of the club.

Poul­try

This pro­ject has three key ar­eas of fo­cus: hous­ing and man­age­ment, breed­ing and mar­ket­ing and nutri­tion. Among many other things you’ll learn the dif­fer­ence be­tween a good and poor bird and you’ll also be­come fa­mil­iar with poul­try hous­ing.

Rab­bit

This pro­ject cov­ers any­thing and ev­ery­thing you may want to know about rais­ing and show­ing rab­bits. You’ll learn about se­lec­tion, hus­bandry, feed­ing and ex­hibit­ing rab­bits. You will han­dle rab­bits, watch them grow and learn how to care for them.

Sheep

Learn about health, nutri­tion, breed­ing, lamb­ing, se­lec­tion, hous­ing, trans­porta­tion, mar­ket­ing and an­i­mal wel­fare. Show­man­ship and judg­ing will be cov­ered, too.

Swine

This pig-fo­cused pro­ject will teach you how to pro­vide lean, nu­tri­tious and residue free pork. Plan to learn about breed­ing, health, nutri­tion, hous­ing and man­age­ment.

Vet­eri­nary

This pro­ject is a fun and in­ter­ac­tive way to teach some ba­sics of vet­eri­nary care. Dis­eases, an­i­mal anatomy and ge­net­ics are just some of the top­ics cov­ered. Best of all, you may even have the op­por­tu­nity to go be­hind the scenes at a vet clinic or visit an an­i­mal re­search cen­tre.

Pic­ture this

What types of cam­eras are there? What makes up a cam­era and how does it work? You’ll ex­plore the world of cam­eras in­clud­ing: cam­era tech­nol­ogy, dif­fer­ent res­o­lu­tions, how to print pic­tures from your com­puter and what makes a great cam­era. Learn to take beau­ti­ful pho­to­graphs no mat­ter what your age or ex­pe­ri­ence level is. This pro­ject fo­cuses on the ba­sics of film cam­eras and how to use this type of cam­era to cap­ture a spec­tac­u­lar im­age.

Handy

Work with your hands and be cre­ative! Learn about a va­ri­ety of craft tech­niques, media, and ba­sic colour and de­sign con­cepts. The prac­ti­cal skills of cro­chet­ing, us­ing na­ture in crafts, needle­work, paint­ing and quilting can all be de­vel­oped.

Home decor

Learn tech­niques to add the touches to make a house a home. De­velop your own style by adding per­sonal flair to your dec­o­rat­ing plan through win­dow treat­ments and home ac­cents. This pro­ject is sure to bring out the in­te­rior de­signer in you.

Scrap­book­ing

Ex­pe­ri­ence the cre­ative process of build­ing won­der­ful pages and mem­o­ries through the art of scrap­book­ing. Learn the how-to’s, in­clud­ing photo care, crop­ping, stor­age, scrap re­cov­ery and jour­nal­ing. An ad­vanced level pro­ject cov­er­ing dig­i­tal scrap­book­ing, mini al­bums, ge­neal­ogy and much more, is also avail­able.

You’ll be in stitches

This pro­ject is a great op­por­tu­nity to get ac­quainted with the world of sewing. You’ll learn how to use a sewing ma­chine, how to se­lect and read a pat­tern, how to mea­sure fab­rics and fine tune the fit. Once you’ve learned the ba­sics, you’ll have the op­por­tu­nity to de­sign and con­struct your own clothes. There is also a pro­gram where you take your gar­ments to the next level. You’ll add a lit­tle flair and piz­zazz to your newly con­structed cloth­ing by learn­ing sewing tech­niques for pock­ets, fac­ings, col­lars, cuffs, top­stitch­ing and hems. Cool games like “Big Shirt Bingo” and “Sewing Cross­words” will help you re­mem­ber these help­ful tips.

Re­cy­cling

Have some old sil­ver­ware that you don’t know what to do with? Want to cre­ate new items out of clothes you don’t wear any­more? Need a unique gift for some­one? Then this pro­ject is for you! Turn your trash into trea­sures, or into cash. What is wearable art? How do you make it? How is it worn? All the an­swers are up to you and your cre­ativ­ity. Cre­ate your own jew­elry and ap­pliqués and learn to work with leather, me­tal, thread, pa­per and dye.

Wood­work­ing

Ever wanted to try your hand at wood­work­ing but didn’t have the tools? This pro­ject is a great op­por­tu­nity to par­take in some wood­work­ing fun and all you need to bring is your cre­ativ­ity. Bird feed­ers and mu­si­cal in­stru­ments are just a cou­ple of the things you could make. Two pro­ject lev­els are of­fered—one for be­gin­ners and one for the more ex­pe­ri­enced.

Knit­ting

Learn the ba­sics of knit­ting. From the history to mak­ing ba­sic stitches, dye­ing, and carding there are plenty of ac­tiv­i­ties to ex­pand your fleece and yarn cre­ation hori­zons.

Your par­ents are right

There’s a rea­son your par­ents told you to eat your fruits and veg­gies; they re­ally are im­por­tant for vi­brant health. In this pro­ject you’ll learn why fruits and veg­gies are nec­es­sary in your diet and how to pre­pare some de­li­cious, and nu­tri­tious, fruit and veg­gie foods.

A lo­cal fo­cus in­creases aware­ness of the va­ri­eties grown in On­tario.

Red meat

Red meat is an im­por­tant el­e­ment in our diet. Choos­ing the right kind of red meat and un­der­stand­ing how to prop­erly han­dle and cook it can be a tricky task to master. This pro­ject will teach you ev­ery­thing there is to know about red meat to make you an in­formed and safe con­sumer.

LO­CAL PRO­DUCE: Mem­bers can learn more about fruits and veg­eta­bles.

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