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Environmental Farm Plan Workshop - Douro Community Centre, June 12 & 19

Registration is required - https://www.ontariosoilcrop.org/workshops-and-events/ 

The Environmental Farm Plan is a free, 2-day, facilitated workshop where farm families complete a voluntary assessment of their farm against established Best Management Practices, highlighting their farm’s environmental strengths, areas of concern, and set realistic action plans to improve environmental conditions. Updates on new practices and cost-share programs will be discussed. 

Registration is required
rbrown@ontariosoilcrop.org
Douro Community Centre - Harvest Room
Douro-Dummer

Market Animal Show & Sale

REMINDER: it's not to late to sign up, deadline is June 1st.   The Peterborough County Cattlemen's Association is pleased to announce that they will be hosting the 2nd annual Market Animal Competition and Sale.

Once again this year, it will be held in conjunction with our annual barbecue, scheduled to take place on August 10, 2024 and hosted at the farm of Paula & Scott Cornish & family of Whiskey Lane Livestock.  

The Market Animal Competition & Sale Committee is currently asking for consignments.  The entry deadline will be June 1, 2024. The rules and entry form are attached to this email. 

To receive a copy of the rules and entry form or to find out more information regarding the show & sale please contact Mike Fallis at sunsetacres@nexicom.net

Peterborough County Agricultural Impact Study Presentation with Margaret Walton

The Peterborough County Federation of Agriculture is inviting you to a presentation on our recent Agricultural Impact Study for Peterborough County and City of Kawartha Lakes, facilitated by Margaret Walton of Planscape. 

 

This presentation will take place Thursday, April 25th at 2 pm in the Harvest Room of the Douro Community Centre. This session is in person only. 

 

Please let us know if you are attending by registering here: https://forms.gle/pXfugddUNJjkUTQu7

 

Registration is required
Douro Community Centre, 2893 Highway 28
Douro-Dummer

Ontario Developer & Peterborough County Farmers in project to Alleviate Hunger

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Ontario Developer teams up with Peterborough County Farmers in project to Alleviate Hunger

For the first time the Canadian Foodgrains Bank is partnering with an Ontario builder in a project to alleviate hunger. Mason Homes, a Stouffville-based builder of homes is allowing Peterborough-area farmers access to a 100-acre parcel of land to grow crops for the Foodgrains bank.

A special information session on the project will be held on Thursday, March 28th at 10 a.m. at St. Stephen’s Presbyterian Church which is located at 1140 St. Paul’s Street. Guest speaker will be Julie Derksen who grew up on a grain farm in Saskatchewan. She is the Supporter Relations Manager with the Foodgrains Bank and will share more information on the Foodgrains Bank growing projects and in particular some highlights of her recent visit to Kenya where she saw firsthand the impact Canadian farmers are having in alleviating hunger in that region. The meeting is expected to last a little over an hour.

Registration is not required

Nominations Being Received for Peterborough County Agricultural Wall of Fame

The Peterborough Country Agricultural Wall of Fame Committee is seeking nominations for the 2024 Induction Ceremony to be held on Sunday, August 25th at Lang Pioneer Village Museum in the Agricultural Heritage Building.  Farm and rural leaders in Peterborough County who have made contributions to the agriculture and agri-food industry at the local, regional, provincial or national levels can be nominated by organizations or interested individuals.  The deadline for nominations is May 1st.

 

Nominators must submit a nomination form, found on the committee’s website, which includes the name, address and description of the nominee’s achievements, leadership role and contributions to the industry.  The Peterborough County Agricultural Wall of Fame Committee will review all nominations.  Recipients and nominators will be notified by July 1st.  Previous nominations may be resubmitted with additional information. 

 

Nomination forms are available on the website: ptboagwall.com
or by contacting one of the following committee members: 
Carolyn Doris, Chair (705) 295-2755 or Joan Larmer, Secretary (705) 932-5242, Paula Cornish,
Francis Crowley, Glenn Darling, Patrick Leahy, Mary Ellen McCamus, Don Richardson, Colleen Terpstra.

Peterborough County Agricultural Wall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Please join us for the 2024 Peterborough County Agricultural Wall of Fame Induction Ceremony, celebrating excellence in the agriculture as we honour local farm and rural leaders. 

Sunday, August 25th at 2pm, Lang Pioneer Village Museum - Agricultural Heritage Building.

The deadline for nominations is May 1st, 2024.  

For more information, please visit our website at ptboagwall.com

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

Building with Sustainable Materials

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Join Farms at Work and Green Economy Peterborough for an in-person event on Sustainable Building Materials on Thursday, March 28 at 6pm at Camp Kawartha Environment Centre (2505 Pioneer Rd, Peterborough). We’ll be exploring the benefits, characteristics, and agricultural applications of straw bale, rammed earth, hempcrete, and much more. 

We’ll have a presentation by Sylvia Cook of Aerecura on building with rammed earth, a material renowned for its durability, thermal mass and beauty; a talk and tour with Jacob Rodenburg on the many green and innovative building materials and projects at the Camp Kawartha Environment Centre, and; a discussion with Sharyn Inward of Inward Design & Consulting on designing with sustainable materials.

 

 

Registration is required
Peterborough

Last Chance!

Agricultural Benefit Auction! 

If you haven't consigned anything to sell in the Auction, now's the time! Remember, if you consign items totalling at least $100 retail value, you will receive 70% of the proceeds, plus get new customers and lots of promotion!

Press releases have started going out to the general public and bidding starts on Monday. If you want your farm to appear on the Auction site, you should post items for sale immediately. There are already over 150 lots up for sale, including a tractor! So you might want to bid in the Auction as well.

NOTE: Your products do NOT need to be available now. You can post items that will be ready in season later in the year!

All the information you need is included at this link. 

Visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/16ZdEuMw0h8LTaKfKpX0-8hotV3oEUOH6xVsI_aK_vuc/edit?ts=65a9893f

 

 

Call for Volunteers for Committees

The Peterborough County Cattlemen are asking our members to consider volunteering for a couple of committees that are being established.   

As many of you are aware the Peterborough County Cattlemen have 4 sales/year at the Kawartha Lakes Community Sales Barn in Woodville.  These sales are held in conjunction with the Victoria Beef Farmers.   Wayne Telford has been involved with organizing these sales for over 40 years!!!  We all appreciate the time and dedication that Wayne and others have dedicated each year to host these sales, through the good times and not so good times.  In order for these sales to continue into the future, we are asking for volunteer(s) to assist Wayne.  If you would like to find out what goes into organizing these stocker sales, please contact Wayne email: margtelford1@gmail.com or call 705 292-9531 or contact Mike Fallis sunsetacres@nexicom.net for more details.

After the success of the Larry Leahy Memorial Peterborough County Steer Show and Sale, last year at our barbecue, the board has decided to set up a committee to further expand this event.  If you are interested in having your input for this show and sale and would like to find out more information, please contact Mike Fallis, sunsetacres@nexicom.net.

If you are attending the Farm Show on March 6 or 7, be sure to stop by the Peterborough County Cattlemen/Victoria Beef Farmers booth.