April 7 – Midwestern Ontario Agricultural Calendar

April 9 – Ontario Pork Industry Council Annual General Meeting
@ Arden Park Hotel, Stratford.
Includes a roundtable on PED and emerging diseases.
Pre-registration by April 4th.

April 9th – Beef Code of Practice Workshop
Melvin and Joanna Steckle’s farm, Harriston
1st session starts at 4 – 2nd at 6.
Beef on a bun served at both sessions.
$10 per person

April 10 & 11 – 20th Anniversary Roots of Bruce
Offers local youth valuable insight into the agriculture and food industry and the importance of local farmers.
@ Walkerton Agricultural Society Buildings.
Hosting junior grade students from Bluewater and the Brudce-Grey Catholic District School Boards.

April 11-12 – Ontario Institute of Agrologists Conference and 55th Annual General Meeting
Holiday Inn, Burlington

April 12th – Round Table Discussion on Issues Facing the Farming Community
Spnosored by Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound and Huron-Bruce Federal Liberal Associations
Featuring Liberal MP Wayne Easter
@ Elmwood Community Centre
1:30 p.m.
Free event.
Supper with Wayne Easter from 5-7 to follow
Tickets $20 each (by April 7th)

April 15-16 – Farm and Food Care Conference & Annual Meeting
Teatro Conference and Event Centre, Milton
April 15th program free for Ontario farmers – although pre-registration is required and space is limited.
Annual meeting is April 16th.
More information on the Farm and Food Care Ontario website – www.farmfoodcare.org.

June 8th – Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
@ Country Heritage Park, Milton.
2014 inductees: George Arnold, Bobcaygeon – Robert Hutton, St. Marys – Art Bolton, Dublin – and Doctor Gord Surgeoner, Fergus.

August 21-22 – Annual Huron County Plowing Match
On the Shortreed farm – 42227 Blyth Road – Walton.
Warden Joe Steffler will be co-hosting.
Day 1 is Junior Day practice and competition – main competition is August 22nd.

September 9-11 – Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show

September 16-20 – Inernational Plowing Match and Rural Expo
Ivy, Simcoe County