Keep the Cows Moooving

Keep the Cows Moooving

Things have been busy in Carleton throughout the summer months and into the beginning of fall. Our main initiative was to “Keep the Cows Moooving!” to raise funds for a local family who suffered a devastating barn fire earlier this year. We were blown away by the support of our community and far surpassed our goal. Check out our Facebook page to see all the lawns our cows were grazing on! Each year our club offers a scholar award to a student attending a post-secondary institution in the fall semester in a program related to agriculture. This year’s scholar award committee received applications from across the province and were happy to present this year’s award to Jasmine Uhr. We also cleaned our adopted roadway in June and plan to do so again this October. Our members have volunteered at local fairs throughout the past two months and were able to get together for a fun softball and pizza social in August!

In Person Meetings In Oxford

in person meetings in Oxford

Oxford Junior Farmers is happy to have been able to have a variety of in person event again. We enjoy being together as a group and being able to meet in person again. We have had some in person meetings and events including soccer baseball, a barbecue, and a fundraiser at the Oxford Drive In. We look forward to more meetings and events for the remainder of the year!

Summer Fun with Middlesex JF

Middlesex JF summer 2021
The Middlesex Junior Farmers were excited to get back to in person events and have some fun during the month of August. On Sunday, August 15, we enjoyed brunch together on a member’s lovely deck as we had our monthly meeting. Following this, we headed off in teams for our annual car rally. This year, the car rally travelled through parts of Huron, Middlesex, Perth and Oxford counties. There were the typical questions involving searching for someone in a cemetery, counting OFA signs, identifying crop varieties, taking a picture with a stranger and reading different signs along the way. A highlight was visiting a mini chapel outside of Kintore where you could go inside, albeit it only fit a couple people, check it out and sign the guest book. We had 3 teams take part and the winning team of Will, Hadley and Christena had both the fastest time and a perfect score. The day was topped off with a trip for ice cream at Hern’s in St. Mary’s. The next weekend, our club headed out on the water. We explored the Grand River on our turbo tubes near Paris. Our group of 15 had a great time floating down the river and visiting with each other. There were some parts where the river went faster and some where we had to paddle. Whenever we got hot, we would set our tubes up on the bank and enjoy a swim. We had a great adventure and highly recommend Grand River Rafting to other clubs in the area. This summer, we also wrapped up our Who Let The Cows Out fundraiser and are happy to report we raised $1300. The community had a lot of fun sending the cows to each other and trying to decide where to send them next. We are looking forward to supporting the Do More Ag Foundation and a local charity with the money raised.