Thursday, March 8, 2018

New farm publication competitor for Ontario

Glacier Publications has announced the launch of an Ontario agriculture newspaper to be published every second week.

John Greig, who is a former senior editorial staff member at competitor Ontario Farmer, will be in charge of the new venture.

“We see a bright future for Ontario agriculture and we’re proud to announce Farmtario will be part of it,” Glacier FarmMedia president Bob Willcox said in a release.

“While many farmers still like to read a farm newspaper, we also know online sources are increasingly popular and in fact, necessary for staying up to date in this rapidly changing world,” Greig said Wednesday.

Glacier FarmMedia’s operations across Canada include brands such as the Western Producer, AgDealer, Country Guide, Grainews, Canadian Cattlemen, le Bulletin des Agriculteurs and Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show.