We’ve had a busy winter so far, with finishing up late harvest, and then planning and hosting our Annual Meeting on January 17.

Thank-you to all who were able to attend.

At the LFA Annual Meeting, the Lambton Agricultural Hall of Fame inducted Leonard McNeil, former Mayor of Brooke-Alvinston, and organizer for the 1991 International Plowing Match.

Our guest speakers were Josh and Emma Butler from Croton ON. They operate J&E Meats which they’ve recently opened. They’ve built a store on their farm to help educate consumers and make dollars more local. They also spoke about farm succession, and the importance of talking one-to-one with customers to raise honesty, transparency, and respect.

A new board for the Lambton Federation of Agriculture was elected at the Annual Meeting. Board Directors are very important to the Lambton Federation of Agriculture Community.

Here is the new Board for 2020/2021:

President

  • Gary Martin

1st Vice President

  • Darcy Fuller

2nd Vice President

  • MIke Belan

Directors At Large – Board Members

  • Bradey Couwenberg
  • George Dickenson
  • Doug Krall
  • Burt McKinlay
  • Don McCabe
  • Matt McRae
  • Lauren Van Ewyk

OFA Policy Advisory Council Representatives (2019/2020)

  • Burt McKinlay
  • Gary Martin
  • Lauren Van Ewyk

Our first meeting is happening on February 10 at 7pm, at which the new Board will undergo orientation, and new committees will be struck.

We will be focusing on communications, the environment, political awareness, scholarships, farm safety, bringing agriculture to the classroom, and bringing other organizations that affect farming in Lambton County together.

If you have any questions or wish to have a Lambton Federation of Agriculture representative attend any meetings, please let us know.

Also at the meeting, we received updates from the Ontario Federation of Agriculture and the Lambton Farm Safety Association, and introduced a few of the promotional videos that the Lambton Federation have been working on.

Websites:

We are excited to announce that the LFA website has undergone a significant redesign.

Check out (and please consider signing up for) the Lambton Ag Link Newsletter. The Lambton Ag Link has been created to focus on news and events of Lambton County Commodity and Agricultural Groups.

If you have any questions or suggestions or submissions, or have any great photos to share, let us know at lambtonfederation.ca/contact

We are also excited to say that last year’s launch of our Locally Lambton Food & Fun Map online reboot has been quite successful. We are getting new signups weekly.

  • Were you a participant in our last edition of the printed Map?
  • Are you a farm-gate producer and seller, or run a farm market?
  • Are you an artisan or run an attraction in Lambton County?

Let us know, check out all the categories on the Map, or apply to be a participant at locallylambton.com/apply

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January 2020 Update
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