Our 2019 conference celebrated 40 years of local farmers putting together relevant programming for their peers. The idea started on Tuesday September 12, 1978 when representatives of Simcoe County livestock clubs, soil and crop improvement associations met with county staff of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food to discuss the possibilities of organizing a “Farmers Week”.
The first program was offered in January 1979. That program has evolved from “Simcoe County Farmers Week” to “Ag Info Days” and now to “Central Ontario Agricultural Conference”.
We owe a great debt of gratitude to the vision of our fellow farmers that night so many years ago.
2019 COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Dairy: Eric Wright
Organics: Chris Litster
Sheep: John Hemsted
Backyard Farming: Bruce Gillies & Pat File
Equine: Holly Sanders & Wendy Eagles
Crops: Paul Maurice & Andy Van Niekerk
Chairman: Paul Maurice
Vice-Chair: Andy Van Niekerk
Exhibit Coordinator: Connie Brown
Treasurer: Mary Lynn Vander Wielen