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.

Grey’s Ag Adventure

Grey County Jr Farmers

Grey County JF is very excited to tell you about Grey’s Ag Adventure that is running from July 17th – August 28th, 2021! This is a county wide agricultural based scavenger hunt. Travel around our beautiful county to find the information signs about many different crops and different types of animal productions within Grey’s borders. Don’t miss out on the local treats that we have along the way or your chance to win some awesome prizes for participating! Everyone is welcome and we look forward to seeing your pictures on social media! Download your passport to stamp and find the map for hunt at the following links.

Passport: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MUGj8-W623Lf0VBO24VSHE68rTKo_7JF/view?usp=sharing

Greys-Ag-Adventure2-passport

 

 

Grey’s Ag Adventure Passport.pdf

drive.google.com

 

 

 

Map: https://www.google.ca/maps/@44.378311,-81.0058757,10z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!6m1!1s1Cpl9Fk3ie-H_anxFtz_1Z7stINdMQNZp?hl=en&authuser=0

greys-ag2-map

Google Maps

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grey-County-Poster2

Financials In A Junior Farmer Club

MNP-screenshot

On Wednesday, June 9, JFAO members were invited to attend a bookkeeping and financials presentation by one of our sponsors, MNP. The presentation was held over Zoom with members tuning in from across the province. Jolande Oudshoorn, a member of Huron-Perth JF led the workshop along with her co-worker at MNP Susan McKinnon. Topics covered included bookkeeping, managing petty cash, the role of a treasurer in a club, and giving a report at a club meeting. It was an informative presentation with the members in attendance having the chance to ask questions at the end. It was recorded and is available for any members that are interested and were unable to attend. We would like to thank Jolande and Susan for giving us the opportunity to learn more about financials in a Junior Farmer club.

By Kylie O’Neil