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Announcing the 2022 Peterborough Ag Innovation Award!

The Peterborough Agricultural Roundtable is launching the first annual
Innovation Award for agriculture in Peterborough. You can self nominate or
nominate a friend or neighbour!

Visit this link on the Ag News website to complete and submit the online form: Nomination Form. If needed, the form may also be downloaded, completed on paper and mailed. 

There will be a cash award (details to come!). 

The application deadline is August 15th.

Storm Recovery Webinar

On Tuesday, June 21, 2022 from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., join the Durham Region Federation of Agriculture for a webinar on storm recovery.

Webinar details include:

  • Working with your insurance company and understanding key terms of your policy  - Steve Johnson, Co-operators AVP, National Product Portfolio, Farm and Commercial and Mark Walmsley, Co-operators Farm Underwriting Manager 
  • Where to go for help (mental health, counselling) - Abarna Kannan, Ontario Federation of Agriculture
  • Rebuilding or fixing barns and other structures – permits, requirements, etc (to be announced)
  • Q & A, & discussion

Register here:


For more info:…

Regional Emergency Relief Fund (RERF) Announcement

Our local Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC) office, with the support of the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), will be providing 0% interest-free loans through FedDev Ontario’s Community Futures Program (CFP). Eligible applicants will receive up to $50,000, with 18-month terms (or less) in regions that have declared a “state of emergency” (City of Peterborough, Douro-Dummer, Cavan Monaghan and North Kawartha) following the storm on May 21, 2022, (some conditions apply).

Businesses will be required to demonstrate loss/damages as a result of power outages, road access limitations, damage to physical property, business closures or others. Call to assess the needs of your business at 1-705-745-5434 or email

Rehabilitation of Firehall Bridge in Millbrook

The County of Peterborough is preparing to rehabilitate the Firehall Bridge, located in Millbrook on County Road 21 (King Street East) east of Tupper Street (CR 10).

Construction is to take place from June 13 - October 31, 2022, with the removal and replacement of the concrete deck, sidewalks and railings.

During this period, passage of over-width vehicles and equipment will be restricted due to a 3.5 metre wide single traffic lane restriction that will be in place at the bridge.

Please be prepared to find an alternate route for oversized equipment to avoid the lane restriction at Firehall Bridge.

Contact the County at 705-775-2737 ext. 3200 for any additional information.

Public Meeting on Official Plan-May 18th

On May 18th, 2022 at 9:30am Peterborough County Council will host a virtual Public Meeting to consider the draft Official Plan.

Request for registration to speak at the meeting and written submissions must be directed to Kari Stevenson, Manager of Legislative Services/Clerk at or 705-743-0380 ext. 2101 no later than 9:00 a.m. May 18th, 2022. Written and verbal comments received prior to and during the public meeting will be considered by Council prior to the adoption of the draft Official Plan.

Peterborough 4-H Beef Club First Meeting for 2022

When: Monday May 2nd, 2022 at 7pm

Where: Fallis Farm 1273 Smith 6th Line, Selwyn Township

Who: All Peterborough County 4-H members interested in beef cattle

For More Info: contact one of the beef club leaders

Andrea Stillman 705 957 7890

Heather Sherry 705 877 3823

Mike Fallis 705 740 4878