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Growing Interest in Local Food and Agritourism -Webinar January 31st, 2023

Join the OFA and OMAFRA for a webinar on how to support the direct-to-consumer and agritourism businesses in your community.
• Join Farm Fresh Ontario (FFO) to learn more about farms who have opened their doors to the public and the growing agritourism industry.
• Hear from the Ontario Federation of Agriculture about a recent farm member survey and enabling policy options for municipalities that reduce the financial burden on farmers.
• Learn from farm businesses that have seized opportunities and navigated hurdles to diversify their farm operations.


Jan 31, 2023 10:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Peterborough/Victoria County Stocker Sale

Stocker Sale to be held at the Kawartha Lakes Community Sales Barn on Wednesday, February 8, 2023.   Expecting to have 500 head sell.  For information or to consign, please contact Wayne Telford 705-292-9531

Attention Dairy Farmers

From Darling Insurance: 

As you are aware the severe weather storm of Christmas 2022 created milk pick up challenges for many local dairy farmers. The ripple effect from this ended up affecting all dairy farmers as many producers did not have an enhanced Milk Coverage Endorsement.  


Did you know that coverage is available for loss of milk due to failed pick up.  This is one of those cases that coverage is extremely reasonable and is combined as an endorsement with the produce portion of your policy.  This same endorsement also carries milk contamination coverage. These 2 coverages help protect the loss of your tank milk due to either weather or contamination.


Please note, not all companies offer this endorsement so please reach out to your current insurance broker to determine whether you currently have this coverage on your policy or to discuss whether it would be beneficial to add to your policy


As always, please feel free to give us a call to discuss your farm insurance needs at any time.

Dave and Ed,


Dave Cavanagh,

Ed McGriskin

Your Farm Service Team

RIBO Brokers

Phone: 705-742-3037 X 833

Fax: 705-651-8901

Toll-Free: 1-800-387-1627 X 833 


Environmental Farm Plan Workshop - Douro Community Centre Feb. 15 & 22, 2023

Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association Logo

This free 2-day workshop runs from 10am to 3pm. You will learn more about on-farm environmental best management practices, develop action plans and learn about cost-share funding opportunities. Books and materials are provided. 

Refreshments and snacks will be available.  Please bring your own lunch. 

A reminder e-mail will be sent out to all registrants one week in advance with further details. 

Please register here -

Or contact Jenn Nash,, 705-991-3909 with questions.

Registration is required
Douro Community Centre, Harvest Room
Peterborough, Douro-Dummer

Season's Greetings!

Happy holidays from all of us at the Peterborough Ag Roundtable. Wishing you all a wonderful 2023!

Congratulations to Our New Warden!

Warden Bonnie Cark was sworn in on December 1 as Warden of Peterborough County for a two-year term. Bonnie is also Deputy Mayor of Otonabee South Monaghan. 
Warden Clark's family has a history of farming in the County dating back to1903. Today, Millar Farms is owned by Bonnie and her brother John who produce eggs, roasting chickens, beef cattle, wheat, soybean, hay and pumpkins. In her inaugural greeting, Warden Clark directly addressed agriculture:
 "Our farmers and farming families will continue to be the backbone of our economy and communities for decades to come and beyond. As Warden, I pledge to support our agriculture industry and the people that make it flourish in Peterborough County."
The new Warden continues to be a valued member of the Peterborough Agricultural Roundtable.
As head of county council, Wardens hold a number of responsibilities under the Municipal Act, including chairing county council meetings, sitting on various county committees, acting as a public spokesperson for county council and working alongside other wardens through the Eastern Ontario Wardens Caucus.