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Reminder: Nominations for the Agricultural Innovation Award are due November 30th, 2022

The Peterborough Agricultural Roundtable is pleased to announce the new Agricultural Innovation Award. This annual Award will recognize local farmers who have applied ingenuity, tried something new and been successful in achieving positive results on-farm. The innovation could relate to a wide range of goals such as time-saving, reducing inputs or improving soil health.

A cash prize of $500 will presented along with a Recognition Certificate in early 2023. Our thanks to Sponsor Sunderland Co-op for their support!

Any farm in the area – City of Peterborough, Peterborough County, Hiawatha First Nation or Curve Lake First Nation – may receive this Award. 

Nominate yourself - or another farmer!  


The deadline for 2022 Nominations is November 30

Fill out the online Nomination Form easily and quickly here:



Note: If needed, a paper copy may be downloaded and mailed in. The form is available at the bottom of the online form above.

Peterborough County Cattlemen & Victoria Beef Farmers - Stocker Sale

There will be 2 upcoming stocker sales hosted by the Peterborough County Cattlemen & the Victoria Beef Farmers at the Woodville sales barn.  The sale dates are November 2nd & November 16, 2022.  Please note that the November 2nd sale will be a certified sale.  

For more information please contact Wayne Telford 705 292 9531

2023 Cattlemen's BBQ

The Peterborough County Cattlemen Association heard you and are excited to announce that due to popular demand, the annual summer BBQ will be returning in the summer of 2023.  The planning has already begun and we are now in search of a farm to host this event. If you are interested in hosting this always popular BBQ, please contact any Cattlemen director or send an email to the

Successful 2022 Farm Showcase Tour!

The Peterborough Agricultural Roundtable hosted local elected officials, staff, municipal candidates and agricultural leaders on a bus trip to visit three local farms on Thursday. The Tour was intended to familiarize participants with farming in the area, ensuring local decision-makers have a good understanding of agricultural issues.

Participants visited Millen Farms, Squirrel Creek Farms and Three Roads Farms over the course of the Tour. These operations cover dairy and chicken production, cash crops, grain drying and maple syrup. See pictures from the Tour HERE

They were also treated to a lunch including foods grown in the County and processed nearby. Featured were dairy products from Kawartha Dairy and Empire Cheese, whose milk is sourced from farms throughout the region. In addition, local tomatoes, eggs, apples and maple syrup were used as ingredients in sandwiches and dessert.

The Farm Showcase Tour will become an annual event, visiting different farms each year.

We are grateful that this event was made possible with sponsorship by Peterborough and the Kawarthas Economic Development.

Environmental Farm Plan Workshop - Douro, Sept. 9 & 16, 2022 - Free, registration required

The Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) is an assessment voluntarily prepared by farm families to increase their environmental awareness in up to 23 different areas on their farm. Through the EFP process, farmers highlight their farm’s environmental strengths, identify areas of environmental concern, and set realistic action plans with time tables to improve environmental conditions. The EFP can then be used in conjunction with cost-share programs to begin implementing their action plans.

Workshop is FREE, Spaces are limited, and Pre-registration is required at