Congratulations to the 2015 Lambton Federation of Agriculture Scholarship Winners
Abraham Scholarship : Shawn Vandenboer
Kerrigan Scholarship: Mallory Straatman
Stewardson: Nicole Soetemans
Wakefield: Matthew Gerrits
Anderson Scholarship: Deric Coolman (The Anderson Scholarship is in partnership with Sarnia Community Foundation)
All entries were outstanding! We encourage all students in post secondary education to keep the scholarship program in mind, and apply for 2016. Click here for more information on the LFA Scholarships.
Draft Lambton County Official Plan
A special session was held on Wednesday October 21, 2015 to discuss the draft of the Lambton County Official Plan.
The matter of farm lot sizes was to be discussed, as well as other related topics.
Follow lambtononline.ca for further updates.
Lambton Farm Safety
The Lambton Farm Safety Association meets about 6 times per year. Our biggest event is our Progressive Ag Kids day held this year on July 7, 2016 in Alvinston but we also take part in many community events around the county such as Ag. In the Classrooms, fairs, and other events to bring awareness to safety. We hope to update our trailer display, add a pto display, and any other hands on displays we can put together.
We need more volunteers with an interest in safety to help carry out these projects. Anyone interested is welcomed to our next meeting Jan. 18 at Petrolia OPP station at 8pm and our Annual Meeting is Feb. 4 at Wyoming Christian Reformed Church at 7pm. Anyone wanting information or tickets to the Annual Meeting contact George or Agnes Dickenson 519 344 7858 or email@example.com or Earle Woolaver 519 882 1180 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Lambton's Don McCabe acclaimed as OFA President
The Ontario Federation of Agriculture held its AGM entitled 'How to Talk Farming' in Toronto in November, and Don McCabe, from Lambton County, was acclaimed as President for a second term. Congratulations Don!
Click here to read the full article from farms.com
Six young farmers from Lambton also participated in the Ontario Young Farmers Forum held next to the OFA AGM. They were able to enjoy guest speakers such as:
Andrew Campbell, Fresh Air Farmer
Kevin Stewart, AGVision Media
Lambton Federation of Agriculture AGM
The LFA has elected a new board for 2015:
Thanks go to outgoing directors:
And a warm welcome to new directors:
The Annual General Meeting and Banquet for the Lambton Federation of Agriculture was held November 20th at the Wyoming Fair Grounds. A large crowd gathered for a delicious meal and to honor the winners of the LFA scholarships along with the two new inductees to the Lambton Agricultural Hall of Fame.
We would like to welcome three new board members to the LFA, who were elected at the AGM. Gary Martin from St. Clair Joins the board and brings an accounting background with him as well as farming. Cole Dortmans and George Dickenson were also elected onto the board. George has served on the board in the past and we look forward to having him back.
To end the night off a pie auction was held with the proceeds going to the Lambton County 4H Association. Thank-you to Lee Brien for auctioneering, and to everyone that donated and bought pies. We hope to see everyone out for next year’s AGM!
Congratulations to Debbie Gilliard of Lambton Shores on winning the 50/50 draw!
Unvented Gas Heaters - New rules and Regulations
Livestock ventilation systems with propane and natural gas appliances have to meet the Natural Gas and Propane Installation Code CSA-B149.1. The Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) is a private company delegated by the province of Ontario to enforce this Code.
The TSSA will enforce new regulations which come into effect January 1, 2016 for existing operations with unvented gas heaters. The current revision of the CSA standard is Natural gas and propane installation code B149. 1-10 (reaffirmed 2015).
Click here to read the full advisory from Ontario Pork.
Business and Government Services and You Seminar
Representation from various government agencies an crown corporations all in one spot!
Have a look at the attached flyer, pre registration is required.
Lambton Young Farmers Meeting
Lambton Young Farmers have been meeting over the last few months, and have been working on ideas, speakers and tours for the upcoming year. If you would like to attend, here is the information:
Young Farmers Meeting Tuesday January 5th with
MPP Monte McNaughton
All young farmers under 40 welcome
Text Sarah at 519-339-6228 for more info.
Council Highlights Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Wyoming, ON – At its regular meeting Wednesday, November 25, 2015, Lambton County Council:
Recognized the following winners of the My Best Day at the Beach writing contest:
o Mike and Freida Malone representing their granddaughter, Natasha Malone of Swansea, MA - Elementary School Student
o Kelly Wilks - Secondary School Student
o Norma West Linder - Adult Professional
o Janet Oliver - Adult Amateur
Heard an presentation from the Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership (SLEP) updating Council on the Partnership's recent activities.
Heard a presentation from Wilsondale Asset Management and MIG Engineering regarding current progress at and future plans for Bayside Mall.
Heard a presentation from the Lake Smith Conservationists regarding the Lake Smith Cairn project and passed a resolution to support the project in principle.
Heard a presentation regarding successes of the Masterworks from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery exhibition at the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery to date.
Agreed to waive the condition of securing funding from FedDev and released the $25,000 allocated in the County's 2015 Budget to the Bowman Centre through SLEP for work on the Sarnia-Lambton Advanced Bitumen Energy Refinery (SABER) project.
Directed staff to undertake a preliminary design for a Lambton County Gateway Sign along Highway 402.
Accepted the tender from Agri-Urban Buildings Incorporated for the construction of a new Emergency Medical Services (EMS) station in Forest.
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