May 12 – Midwestern Ontario Ag Calendar

Fourth Edition Environmental Farm Plan Workshops for producers are coming up.
A chance to learn more about best management practices, develop an action plan for your farm and learn more about cost-share funding opportunities.
– May 15 & 22nd – Simcoe-Grey
– May 29th & June 5th – Bruce-Huron
– June 5th & 12th – Perth-Wellington
– June 13th and 20th – Bruce-Huron
– June 19th & 26th – Simcoe-Grey
Register and get more information at www.ontariosoilcrop.org

Biosecurity workshops coming up:
May 22nd – for goat producers – @ Mount Forest Library
May 23rd – for beef producers – @ Grey Ag Services
May 28th – for sheep producers – @ Elora OMAF/RA office
Register on line at www.ontariosoilcrop.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.

June 15 – South Bruce Tourism’s 15th annual Father’s Day Vintage Tractor Tour
Runs 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
(Some sites open June 14th – same hours)
Self-guided tour includes on farm displays of tractors, road construction equipment automobiles and memorabilia.
Near the villages of Mildmay and Teeswater
Map and site listings at www.southbrucetourism.org
or call 392-6668.

July 8th – Ontario Forage Expo 2014 – ‘Hay Making In Motion’
@ Wrico Holsteins – Robert and Roberta Wright and Family
2064 Russel Road, Midhurst (North of Barrie) in Simcoe County
Starts at 10 a.m.
Includes farm equipment demonstrations, speakers and trade show.
Free admission to the farm community.

July 18 – Bruce County Cattlemen 43rd Annual Beef Barbecue
Dinner – 5-6:30 p.m.
@ Chesley Community Centre.
Musical entertainment.
Tickets $20 each – available from county directors.
Call 519-373-2569

August 7-9 – Beef Sense
Presented by 4-H Ontario and the Beef Farmers of Ontario
Peterborough, Ontario
Ages 18-25 are eligible to participate.
For information visit the 4-H Ontario website.
Deadline for applications – July 3rd.

August 13th – Organic Meadow dairy co-operative annual meeting & 25th Anniversary
@ Arboretum, Guelph.

August 20th – Day For Bees And Agriculture
1-4 p.m.
At Osprey Bluffs Honey Company, Grey Highlands
Hosted by Grey Ag Services, Independent Commercial Beekeepers Organisation and Georgian Soil and Crop Improvement Association.
Topics include bee education and neonicotinoid/bee research.
For more info: Grey Ag Services – 986-3756 – or beekeeper@ospreybluffshoney.ca.

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
Woodstock.
www.outdoorfarmshow.com

September 16-20 – International Plowing Match and Rural Expo
Ivy, Simcoe County
www.plowingmatch.org/index.php/home-2014

November 17-19 – 5th Annual Canadian Forage and Grassland Association Conference and Annual General Meeting
Hosted by Quebec Forage Council in Bromont, Quebec.
Theme – ‘Closing the Forage Gap’
Details on the CFGA website – www.canadianfga.ca