Beef Day starts the 55th Annual GBFW

Grey-Bruce Farmer's Week Coordinator Lorie Smith. (Photo by Kirk Scott)

Grey Bruce Farmers’ Week has become a tradition each year in the first week of January.

It started Wednesday.

While in years past the event has held been at the Elmwood Community Centre, this year it’s a week long virtual event. Participants can sign in and see speakers and presentations related to all the important commodities.

The week is put on by Grey Agricultural Services. Coordinator Lorie Smith says the week has become important part of the Grey Bruce farm community.

“It’s the 55th anniversary of Grey Bruce Farmers’ Week so for 55 continuous years the Grey Bruce Farmers’ Week committee has been putting on an outstanding show where we have educational content for the producers of Grey Bruce and beyond,” said Smith.

She says an important part of the week is producers meeting with one another and exchanging information and ideas. She says they’ve arranged for that to happen virtually.

“We are going to have producer mingles so in the morning and at the end of the day there will be an opportunity, kind of like a giant Zoom call, where they’ll be able to chat with each other and importantly they’ll also be able to engage with agri-business as well,” added Smith.

Grey Bruce Farmers’ Week runs through January 12th. Each day is devoted to a different commodity.

To register go to the Grey Bruce Farmers’ Week website.