LFA Scholarship Information
Looking to get into a great industry, and secure a healthy future? Lambton Federation of Agriculture is once again offering scholarships! If this is something that may interest you, check out our scholarships below.
The Lambton Federation of Agriculture will be offering seven scholarships for college and university students.
The criteria vary, while you do not need to be an LFA/OFA member, it is required that you have a valid FBR number.
Click here for the full listing of scholarships.
Soil Health Bus Tour
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See how local farmers manage cover crops and soil health.
Soil Health Bus Tour
Tuesday August 23, 2016
Meet @ A.W. Campbell Conservation Area, 8477 Shiloh Line, Brooke-Alvinston (follow signs for where to park)
Registration: 1:30-2 pm
Please register by August 15th at email@example.com or 519-245-3750 ext. 241Soil
Lambton Federation of Agriculture Regional Meeting
Wednesday August 24th, 2016
Armor’s Ale House
3255 River Street, Alvinston O
5:00 pm Social Time
5:30 pm Muskoka Brewery Demonstration
6:00 pm Dinner (pre-registration necessary)
7:00 pm Speaker Ingrid Willemsen from Sunripe Foods in Sarnia and London, will be speaking on trends that they have been recognizing in the retail food industry, consumer behaviour towards fresh food purchasing and meal preparations. Ingrid has a strong understanding of the food chain from the farm to the consumer, with her experience buying at the Ontario Wholesale Food Terminal 3-4 days per week and operating two local stores.
7:45 pm Business: Three 2017 Political Awareness Committee members will be chosen to represent LFA for the 2017 year, as well as the delegates for the 2016 OFA AGM
8:10 pm Lambton/Middlesex Zone Six (OFA) nominees will have 10 minutes to speak each, and an opportunity to address questions. The nominees are Don McCabe and Crispin Colvin.
Please RVSP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 519-864-4224.
OFA Zone Director Elections
This year, the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) will be holding elections for Zone Director in Zone 2, the region of Grey-Bruce, and Zone 6, the region of Lambton-Middlesex. The Zone Director will be elected this year for a three-year term. OFA members are eligible to vote for the Zone Director in their respective region to represent their interest on the Board of Directors.
The election will be held Monday, August 15 to Friday, September 9, 2016.
The candidates running for Zone 2 Director to represent Grey and Bruce Counties include:
Pat Jilesen – residing in Bruce County
Paul Wettlaufer – residing in Grey County
The candidates running for Zone 6 Director to represent Lambton and Middlesex Counties include:
Don McCabe – residing in Lambton County
Crispin Colvin – residing in Middlesex County
(Lambton's Candidate Meeting is Wednesday August 24th - see 'Lambton Federation of Agriculture Regional Meeting' notice in this issue)
Voting will begin on August 15 and close September 9. Letters will be mailed to all active members the week prior to the election. Members can vote by mail-in ballot or phone. One vote per IFM/FBR.
Appreciating Young Farmers
From the CFFO Blogs/ Franchesca Weeks
We’ve all heard the phrase “young farmers are the future of agriculture.” According to Stats Canada the average age of Canadian farmers is 54, and rising. But is this actually the average age of the farm business owner? In our observation, many of our family farms have 2 to 3 generations working on the farm. If all those working on the farm were included, this could bring the average age of farmers much lower. Maybe young farmers are not just the future of agriculture, but are in fact the farmers of today.
The CFFO organized our 2016 free barbeques for farmers under 40 to celebrate the work of today’s farmers. We want to recognize young farmers, show our appreciation and let them know that we admire their hard work on the farm. This is the second year we have travelled across the province inviting every young farmer in the area to come for an evening of fun and fellowship.
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July 6th County Council Highlights
Wyoming, ON – At its regular meeting Wednesday, July 6, 2016, Lambton County Council:
Welcomed and introduced Councillor Bev Hand, newly appointed Mayor of the Village of Point Edward.
Endorsed a resolution from the City of Ottawa requesting that the Province of Ontario make the necessary legislative and/or regulatory changes to grant municipalities a substantive and meaningful role in siting wind power projects and that the "Municipal Support Resolution" becomes a mandatory requirement in the Independent Electricity System Operator process.
Approved $22,500 in additional funding from its Opportunities and Contingencies Reserve to the Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership for the next phase of the Oversized Load Corridor Project, contingent on funding from the Rural Economic Development (RED) Program.
Approved the scheduling of a special public meeting of County Council, required under the Planning Act, for September 7, 2016 to consider the County of Lambton's draft Official Plan.
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County of Lambton Draft Official Plan
At the July council meeting, the scheduling of a special public meeting of County Council to consider the Draft official plan was set for:
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
County Administration Building
789 Broadway St, Wyoming, ON
Click here to review the Draft Official Plan
59th Annual Steam Threshers Show
August 19,20,21 2016
Forest Fair Grounds - 45 Jefferson Street
Featuring the Ram Rodeo Tour!
Tickets Available NOW!!
Advanced Tickets $5.00 off
Williamson Country Store – Forest
Wyoming Tree Service – Wyoming
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