Farm & Food Care Ontario Gala

Farm & Food Care Ontario hosted the tenth annual Harvest Gala on Thursday, November 2 in Guelph.

A sold out crowd of 210 farmers, agribusiness professionals and other Farm & Food Care supporters attended the event to celebrate Ontario food and farming and raise funds for Farm & Food Care’s outreach activities.

Highlights from the gala included the unveiling of 2017 edition of The Real Dirt on Farming, new virtual tours on the FarmFood 360° virtual tour initiative, and the presentation of the Ontario Association of Food Banks’ Paul Mistele Award.

The Real Dirt on Farming 2017 is the fourth edition of Farm & Food Care’s flagship publication. It is a nation-wide initiative that uses stories and credible science to help Canadians connect with their food and the farmers that produce it; who they are, what they do, and why they do it.

Wallenstein Feed & Supply Ltd. and CropLife Canada each made $100,000 dollar donations to the project. Both companies formally presented Farm & Food Care Ontario with the donations during the Harvest Gala.

Three additions to FarmFood 360° were also announced. It is an initiative using 360® camera technology to show Canadians real farms and food processing plants.

With support from the Ontario Sheep Farmers, Gray Ridge Egg Farms and the Canada Mink Breeders’ Association, virtual tours of a sheep farm, egg farm and mink ranch are being added to the FarmFood360 library.