August 8th Midwestern Ontario Ag Calendar

August

9th
Lambton SCIA Twilight Tour, 4:44 pm at Ken Nicholson’s Farm, 3178 Kimball Road,
Brigden, ON. $5 for dinner.

10th
Elgin SCIA Summer Tour Central Elgin County

10th
Grey County Federation of Agriculture Board Meeting
Grey Ag Services – Markdale
Starts at 8:00pm

10th
Oxford County Cattlemen’s Association Annual BBQ
Tavistock Memorial Hall
Meal served from 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Tickets – $15 adults and $7.00 for children ages 6-12
For more infromation, contact: John Kaufman at 519.421.2327

15th to 17th
Canadian Beef Industry Conference
Calgary, Alberta
Registration open

16th
Perth County Federation of Agriculture Director’s meeting
Rostock Hall Board Room
Begins at 8pm

17th
Middlesex Cattlemen’s 60th Annual Beef BBQ
5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
For tickets or information call 519-660-2935

18th
Huron County Plowing Match
Hosted by John & Kathy Gielen, and Warden Jim Ginn
69881 Babylon Line, South Huron (Mount Carmel, ON)More information: Call Neil Vincent: 519-357-2336

18th to 21st
Fresh Food Fest, Tiny Township, corner of Conc 3 and Crossland Rd
Friday night: A Three Sister’s Feast celebrating the Indigenous
and French culture in the area
Saturday night: A 100 Mile meal
www.farmfreshfoodfest.ca

22nd
Middlesex SCIA Summer Tour, Dietrich Farms 33973 Roman Line, Lucan

22nd and 23rd
Soil Conservation Council of Canada Summit on Canadian Soil Health,
Delta Hotel, Guelph. The Costs and Consequences of Soil Degradation
http://www.soilcc.ca/soilsummit/2017/index.php

24th
Lambton SCIA, St. Clair Region CA, Lambton Cattlemen’s Twilight Pasture Tour
2449 Cameron Road, Alvinston,
Speaker: Doug Wray, Alberta Rancher “Grazing in a competitive cash crop environment”
Pasture walk: Jack Kyle, former Provincial Grazing Specialist, Tim Prior, Brussels Agri
Services.
Please RSVP: Melissa Forbes 519-332-6783 or [email protected]

26th
Perth County Plowing Match
Urquhart Family Farm
More information, contact Sara Woods at 226-820-2239

28th
Bruce County Federation of Agriculture Directors meeting
Bruce County Building – Walkerton
8:00pm

28th
Huron County Federation of Agriculture Board Meeting
Vanastra Office
8:00pm

September

7th
Innovative Farmers of Ontario Compaction Day. Shawridge Farms, Arthur
9 am to 3:45 pm, Featuring European compaction researcher, Mathias Stettler
with tools and technology to measure compaction. www.ifao.com to register

11th Oxford SCIA Fall Meeting, Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show thamesvalley.wordpress.com

September 12,13,14
Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show, Woodstock www.outdoorfarmshow.com

September 19-23
International Plowing Match & Rural Expo, Walton, Huron County
plowingmatch.org/ipm-2017

26th
Livestock Emergency Response Course in Listowel
9am to 4pm
This course will cover decision making for accidents involving livestock, trailer design and extrication, animal behaviour; means to calm, rescue, capture and temporarily confine animals, laws, euthanasia protocols and how to develop response teams.
Cost
$200 + HST, cost includes training manual and lunch

30th
Dufferin Town & Country Farm Tour
9:00am – 4:00pm
A one day, self-guided driving tour, visiting farms in Mulmer and surrounding area.
Cost: donation to the food bank
For more details, visit www.dufferinfarmtour.com

October
19th
CAFA’s Farm Tax Update: The Delta in Guelph. Contact CAFA at 1-877-474-2871.

30th
Livestock Day
Hosted by the Grey Bruce Farmers’ Week Committee
Program featuring Dr. Temple Grandin who will be discussing the importance of good stockmanship and design of livestock handling facilities
A hot roast beef dinner will be served at noon. Cost is $40.00. Pre-register by calling 519-986-3756, or emailing [email protected] .

November
3rd to 12th
Royal Winter Fair, Toronto, www.royalfair.org

14th to 17th
8th Annual Canadian Forage & Grassland Association Conference
Delta Guelph Hotel and Conference Centre
Guelph, ON

30th
CAFA’s Farm Women’s Update at the Arden Park Inn, Stratford.
For Information: www.cafanet.ca or 1-877-474-2871.