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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 https://www.ontariosoilcrop.org/oscia-programs/workshops-webinars/ 

 

ALUS Peterborough Bus Tour

Are you interested in learning more about local farms and ALUS Peterborough? Join us on a bus tour across Peterborough and Kawartha Lakes to see four amazing farms and their projects in action, and to learn more about the great benefits of working together to restore marginal areas of farmland. We will be visiting grassland, hedgerow, and constructed wetland projects, and enjoying a free barbeque lunch!

This event is FREE, and runs from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.

We will be boarding the coach bus at the Ontario Federations of Anglers and Hunters Head Office, 4601 Guthrie Drive, Peterborough. 

Registration is required
kate_powell@ofah.org
Peterborough and Kawartha Lakes

Peterborough County Agricultural Wall of Fame Induction Ceremony

OUTSTANDING LEADERS TO BE INDUCTED INTO
PETERBOROUGH COUNTY AGRICULTURAL WALL OF FAME

After a two year hiatus due to covid-19 restrictions, the Peterborough County Agricultural Wall of Fame Committee is pleased to announce they will be hosting their 2022 induction ceremony on Sunday, August 28th at 2 p.m. in the Agricultural Heritage Building at Lang Pioneer Village and Museum, Keene.  The purpose of the Wall of Fame is to recognize those who have made an outstanding contribution to the agricultural industry.  Two individuals and two couples will be inducted, all of whom excelled in the agriculture/agri-food industry.  This year’s inductees are:  Dr. Bill and Mary Belch, Peter English, David Nelson and Roy and Christina Sanderson.

Registration is not required
Agricultural Heritage Building, Lang Pioneer Village Museum
Keene / Otonabee-South Monaghan

New Funding Opportunity: The Ontario On Farm Climate Action Fund

The Ontario On-Farm Climate Action Fund (OFCAF) provides cost-share funding to farmers to support the implementation of best management practices (BMPs) to tackle climate change through reducing emissions of GHGs and supporting increased carbon sequestration. Cost-share support to farmers is available under the project categories of nitrogen management, cover cropping, and rotational grazing. 

https://www.ontariosoilcrop.org/ontario-on-farm-climate-action-fund/