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Congrats to Chamber of Commerce Award winners!

Great photos celebrating Jason McIntosh Auctions and Traynor Farms here!May be an image of 2 people, outdoors and text

May be an image of 5 people, animal, outdoors and text that says '207 EXCELLENCE RNGNN STRENGTHENING BUSINESS Peterborough County Farm Family of the Year The Traynors Photography Sponsor Bmo'

Growing Your Farm Profits workshop October 21 and 28

Posted for Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association:

There are still a few places left for the free Growing Your Farm Profits workshop. This workshop helps new or veteran farmers to assess their current farm management practices and develop realistic long-term skills to move their farm management forward. The workshop helps you to build business strengths in the following 7 areas: Marketing, Production, Financial Management, Business Goals, Social Responsibility, Succession Planning and Human Resources

October 21st and October 28th    (10 am to 3 pm each day). 

Sign up at this Computer Link  GYFP Workshop | OSCIA ( OR   e-mail Paul at

Registration is required: Yes
Douro Community Centre, just East of Peterborough.

The Roundtable is looking for an Administrative Coordinator

The Peterborough Agricultural Roundtable is looking for a special person to support the farming community in Peterborough through working with the Peterborough Agricultural Roundtable. We are a pretty dynamic group and we do have fun!

The Coordinator receives an annual stipend to organize meetings, take minutes, help with getting out newsletters, and a range of other interesting tasks!

For more details, click HERE

To apply, send a brief email explaining your interest and a resume (if you have one) to by October 15.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Darling Insurance Seeks Ag Specialist to Join Their Team

Darling Insurance is looking to hire someone with an Agriculture background to join their Farm Department, helping our current Farm clients with their insurance needs. To view the job posting visit…


GO-VAXX Bus Coming to Lang Pioneer Village Museum!

From Peterborough Public Health:
BEEP BEEP! The GO-VAXX bus is on its way. Sunday October 3rd from 10:00am - 12:30pm.Peterborough Public Health, Lang Pioneer Village Museum and GO-VAXX have partnered up to bring you vaccine.Still need your 1st or 2nd dose of a COVID-19 vaccine? The mobile vaccine bus will be at Lang Pioneer Village Museum in Keene on October 3rd from 10:00am- 12:30pm. 

No appointment needed.

Registration is required: No
104 Lang Road, Keene, ON

Peterborough Soil Data Collection by Plane

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From Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs:

Landowners and farmers in Otonabee South-Monaghan, Douro Dummer and Selwyn may notice a low-level plane flying in the area in mid September.  This is work commissioned by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs related to the soil mapping project for Peterborough County.  This will be a series of north-south flights over an area about 10-12 km wide (east-west) from Rice Lake south of Keene to roughly Buckhorn in the north. The aircraft will be collecting data from the landscape that will be used to help OMAFRA soil scientists assess properties of the soil such as texture and clay content and help create updated soil survey maps for the County of Peterborough. If there are questions, feel free to call Peter Doris, OMAFRA Environmental Specialist 613 921 6380 or email 

Walk-in Vaccine Clinics in the County!

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Apsley, Ennismore, Indian River, Keene, Lakefield – but watch for more locations!

No appointment is necessary. 

From Peterborough Public Health: For the month of August and September, Peterborough Public Health is hosting walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinics, open to all residents turning 12 or older in 2021 who require a first or second dose of the COVID-19 vaccines. We strongly recommend residents review our walk-in clinic calendar at for the most up-to-date clinic information.

Obituary: Larry Leahy

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Sincere condolences to Pat Leahy and family on the passing of Larry Leahy. A full obituary can be found here:…;

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Peterborough in the News!

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Here is the recent article in the Ontario Farmer about Peterborough's webinar meeting to talk about On-Farm Diversified Uses. Planner Margaret Walton was the guest presenter and provided excellent answers to many questions from the farm community.

Link to article:…

Link to the full recording of the webinar:


Workshop Leader Position Available

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Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA) is looking for a Workshop Leader!

This position will be located mainly east of Peterborough in the counties of Northumberland, Hastings, Lennox/Addington, and Prince Edward.

For full details and to apply: