Keeping The Flamingos Moving

Stormont-Glengarry Junior Farmers volleyball tournament

The Stormont-Glengarry Junior Farmers have been trying to keep busy despite the pandemic. We have been keeping the flamingos moving and did some 911 Farm sign installations. We also participated in a volleyball tournament to raise money for one of our local community centre’s (see attached picture).  We would also like to congratulate member, Maxime Quesnel and Hélène Lauzon on finally saying “I do”. We are thankful to finally be back to in-person meetings. 

Grey Busy Summer With Ag Adventure

Grey JF Ag Adventure

Grey has been busy this summer with our Ag Adventure which went over really well.

We enjoyed seeing all of the pictures that everyone submitted!

We have been enjoying having in person meetings again and are looking forward to more in-person events! We were proud to be apart of the Markdale Virtual Calf Show & the Rocklyn 4H Calf Show this year as well.

We were also happy to bartend at an alumni’s wedding!

Huron Perth JF Embraced Warm Weather

Huron Perth roadside cleanup

Huron Perth honeyOver the summer, Huron Perth Junior Farmers embraced the warm weather and toured the counties. In June, we were able to do our annual roadside cleanup on a portion of Road119 outside of Stratford, followed by an ice cream social. In July, we helped out at Lucknow’s Ag Society Movie Night with helping to park cars, and were able to enjoy the movie afterwards. August was a big month, touring Koskamp Family Farms near Stratford, to learn about milking Water Buffalo and their biogas operations. We followed the tour by canoeing and kayaking down the Thames River in St. Mary’s with some members from Waterloo JF, Oxford JF, and alumni. We ended August by holding a mini-golf tournament at Point Farms near Goderich. In September, we got to learn more about honey bees and help process some honey from one of our member’s hives(Sam Knechtel).

Renfrew Staying Connected This Summer

stay connected this summer
Renfrew has been doing our best to interact and stay connected this summer. We kicked off the summer by hosting our second ever spring and third consecutive curbside bottle drive. Seeing as we had organized a bottle drive the previous December we were not expecting the amount of donations we received. After a couple days of sorting we returned over 13,000 cans, a LOT of bottles and we raised a total of $3,054 for the Bernadette McCann House, a local women’s support center. This was our biggest bottle drive to date and we couldn’t have been happier to donate the funds to such a great local organization. We hosted our first in person social event in July and had a great time playing radio bingo and eating smores together. Being able to do more things in person led to us volunteering with the Cobden Fair during their one day event that included a trivia tour, BBQ and entertainment. Everyone also enjoyed being able to go to some local fairs that held COVID adapted events including Shawville and Renfrew Fair. Closing out summer and leading into fall we hosted an East Zone social of Cow Patty Golf. After a bit of a rain delay members from Renfrew, Carleton, Stormont-Glengarry and a couple alumni enjoyed a hilarious afternoon of golf at the Schultz backyard country club. Some items that became favourites for golf were a shovel, baseball bat, hurling stick and a paddle. The day finished with a great BBQ and catching up with people we hadn’t seen in a very long time. As the leaves continue to change and fair season comes to an end, we’ll start to plan some other club socials and work on plans for our winter bottle drive hoping we have a big enough trailer to haul all of the donations.

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!

Zone 1 – More Then Just a Host, A Family

I talked to the delegates after they left Zone 1 and I was so inspired to hear that Zone 1 was more then just a host to these girls. Zone 1 was like a family to our international guests! I heard nothing but great things about how the

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