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2015 suggested potential OSCIA farmer projects listing

March 9, 2015 - Information regarding a lit of potential field project topics can be found on the OSCIA Grant Blog

The list of potential field project topics is meant to drive a discussion on projects that individual Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA) local and regional associations might want to consider.

It has been complied by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) Field Crop Unit and others in light of OSCIA's mandate to collaborate on projects more widely for the 2015-2018 funding cycle.

Some of these projects are ongoing while others are new ideas. There is always interest in adding more data and opportunity for collaboration on any of the projects.

If any of these ideas are of interest to your group, please feel free to contact Ian McDonald (ian.mcdonald@ontario.ca or 519-239-3473) who will put you in touch with the right Field Crop Unit contact or supply assistance on protocol and procedures as appropriate.

Please remember the deadline to submit Tier 2 applications is March 31, 2015. This is a competitive process; successful projects will be selected on merit.

The opportunity to submit applications for Tier 1 begins April 1, 2015. Tier 1 is not a merit-based process. Applications for one-year proposed projects will be received throughout the year until the local/regional Association has reached the $1,500 maximum grant, or available funds have been exhausted for the year.