Coordinating land management surveys and soil sampling for 300+ farmers across 11 sub-watersheds in Ontario to update agricultural models.

The annual Innovative Farmers conference attracts Ontario's most progressive farmers. I have the privilege of organizing the February 2018 conference in London, ON. 

Supporting a farmer-led initiative to connect and share knowledge related to soil best management practices.  A pilot course in leadership and communication for 30 farmers.  

MAR-COMM STRATEGY

Marketing & Communications strategy related to soil health in Ontario. 

Farmland rental is a growing concern as it relates to the management of soil and water. In partnership with the Ontario Farmland Trust, Farm & Food Care created an online resource for farmers and landlords to start an important discussion. 

HURONVIEW FARM VIDEO

Created a video and brochure for the Huron Soil & Crop Improvement Association to communicate 'sustainability in action' on the Huronview Demo Farm near Clinton, ON. 

PAST & ONGOING WORK

BPBA Farmer Outreach
POLICY TOUR FACILITATOR

18 stops across Ontario hearing from CFFO members about the EFP and AIA policies.  

Supporting a farmer-led initiative to connect and share knowledge related to soil best management practices.  A pilot course in leadership and communication for 30 farmers.  

GENERAL MANAGER

Strategic planning, member engagement, database development, communications, administration

Coordinating funding, installation and field day for an innovative drainage project near Clinton: contoured, controlled drainage with contour berms.

WEBINAR

Webinar for environmental professionals about conservation cropping and crop insurance. 

Case studies on 15 farmers using soil health practices in the Greenbelt. 

Video on agricultural drainage and the importance of wetlands, meandering channels. Highlighting the oasis of the Middle Maitland.

BARN FIRE PREVENTION

A sociological review and stakeholder interviews to create recommendations on programs and messaging to prevent barn fires in Ontario.

Outreach and engagement for national land-linking platform to encourage non-traditional farm succession.

Coordinating land management surveys and soil sampling for 300+ farmers across 11 sub-watersheds in Ontario to update agricultural models.

SOIL HEALTH & EXTENSION

Research report on program factors that influence success of soil health extension programs. 

The annual Innovative Farmers conference attracts Ontario's most progressive farmers. 

HOLLAND MARSH SUSTAINABILITY PLAN

Interviewed farmers and stakeholders in the Holland Marsh to develop recommendations for economic, social and environmental sustainability. 

Farmland rental is a growing concern as it relates to the management of soil and water. In partnership with the Ontario Farmland Trust, Farm & Food Care created an online resource for farmers and landlords to start an important discussion. 

MAR-COMM STRATEGY

Marketing & Communications strategy related to soil health in Ontario. 

HURONVIEW FARM VIDEO

Created a video and brochure for the Huron Soil & Crop Improvement Association to communicate 'sustainability in action' on the Huronview Demo Farm near Clinton, ON. 

CALL ME

Tel: 519-820-2358

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@MelLuymes

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