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HURON & AREA Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural AffairsE-BULLETINJuly 2009
If you know someone who is interested in receiving this bulletin or if this has been forwarded toyou and you would like to receive a copy directly, please contact me.I would be happy to add you to my e-mail distribution group. Just email me at
 
IN THIS MONTH’S BULLETIN…
 
Coming Events and Dates of Interest – Pages 1 – 4 Area News and Information
 
Local Fairs – pg 4
 
Brandon McGavin – pg 4
 
Local Agri-Food Innovators Celebrated – pg 5
 
Summer Food, Glorious Food – pg 7
 
Growing Forward Environment & climate Change – pg 7
 
Building Better Returns for Agri-Food Industry– pg 8
 
 Agricorp Deadlines – pg 9
 
Ethnic & Specialty Food Expo – pg 9
 
What’s Cooking at REACH – pg 9
 
Livestock handling to reduce stress – pg 10
 
Highlights of Growing Forward – pg 11
 
Huron Small Business Enterprise Workshops– pg 11
 
OMIF – pg 12
 
Kit to Keep Your Birds Healthy – pg 12
 
Productivity using Microsoft outlook – pg 13
 
Working Smart with Blackberry – pg 13
 
OMAFRA Information and Resources Pg. 14
 
Last Words – One Person – pg 15COMING EVENTS AND DATES OF INTEREST(Input always welcome – pop me an e-mail or give me a call if you would like yournext event included)
 
June 27 – Release of 2
nd
Edition of Grey Bruce Agriculture and Culinary map
Owen sound Farmers’ Market
 
July 2 & 3, 2009 – Farm$mart Exposition,
Elora Research Station. Watch for detailsathttp://www.uoguelph.ca/farmsmart/expo/ 
 
July 4, 2009 – Farm$mart 4-H Expo,
Elora Research Station. Hands-on day of funand learning for children. Watch for details athttp://www.uoguelph.ca/farmsmart/expo/ 
 
July 7 /14 – Environmental Workshops – Day 1 & 2 – Bruce County – CallJayne Dietrich – 519-367-5930
 
 
July 8 & 9 – Southwest Crop Diagnostic Day,
Ridgetown Campus, University of Guelph. Check http://www.diagnosticdays.ca/for updates.
 
July 9 – Lambton College comes to Wingham –
Knights of Columbus Hall, 1 – 4and 5 – 8 – Your chance to look at all the programs they have available – 519-541-2403,info@lambton.on.caorwww.lambton.on.ca 
1 July 2009 Huron & Area E-Bulletin
 
 
 
July 10 – Caring for our Beaches Conference –
Midland Best Western Highland inn& conference Centre – For more infocoastalcentre@lakehuron.on.ca www.lakehuron.on.ca 
 
July 10 /17 – Environmental Workshops – Day 1 & 2 – Bruce County – CallJayne Dietrich – 519-367-5930
 
 
July 10 – 12 – Ontario Family Fishing Weekend.
If you or someone you knowwould like to try fishing in Ontario waters for the first time (or the first time in a longtime), circle the weekend of July 10-12, 2009 on your calendar. For those three days only(12:01 a.m. Friday to 11:59 p.m. Sunday), Canadian residents can enjoy the fun of fishing in Ontario without a licence during the annual Ontario Family Fishing Weekend.For complete details, visithttp://www.familyfishingweekend.com/Welcome.cfm 
 
July 15 – Ontario Forage Expo -
at the farm of Fritz & Gise Trauttmansdorff, DunleaFarms Jerseyville Ontario. Come and enjoy demonstrations, trade show exhibits and avariety of speakers. For further information visithttp://www.ontarioforagecouncil.com/ 
 
July 16 – 18 -
 
OMSPA Annual Meeting, Summer Tour, Conference & TradeShow in Perth Ontario.
 “Innovation in Production & Marketing”. 3 days of educationalworkshops, tours to maple operations, entertainment, and delicious local food.Workshops include topics such as ‘Maple Grading School’, ‘Value-Added Maple Products’,and ‘Identifying the Health Benefits of Maple Syrup’. As buses transport the conferenceparticipants to various maple syrup operations (a total of eight operations), participantswill be hearing from maple producers of 1,000 taps to 20,000 taps in the Lanark andDistrict area. Thursday evening begins with a renowned magician, Elliott Smith followedby the annual OMSPA fundraising auction. Friday evening is the banquet followed byaward presentations and entertainment. For further information or to register today,contact: Don Dodds, Summer Tour Chair Phone: 613-256-4045 Email:springdale@storm.caWeb Site: www.ontariomaple.com and follow the links.
 
July 16 /23 – Environmental Work Plan Workshops Day 1/ Day 2– HuronCounty – OMAFRA Boardroom – contact Lois Sinclair 519-357-3416
 
 
July 25 - 27 – Zurich Fair
 
 
 Aug 7, 8, 9 – Dungannon Fair
 
 
 August 11 – 13 – International Goat Symposium
, Lindsay, Ontario. Completedetails athttp://www.goatsymposium.com/main.htm 
 
 Aug 14 & 15 – Bayfield Fair
 
 
 Aug 16 – 19 – AMO – Association of Municipalities of Ontario – Ottawa
 
 
 Aug 20 / 27 - Environmental Work Plan Workshops Day 1/ Day 2– HuronCounty – OMAFRA Boardroom – contact Lois Sinclair 519-357-3416
 
 
 Aug. 21 & 22– Zurich Bean Festival –
 
 
 Aug. 24 - 30 – Tastes of Huron Food Festival –
pig roast, vendors market, cookingworkshops and special menus prepared by local chefs. Visitwww.ontarioswestcoast.ca 
2 July 2009 Huron & Area E-Bulletin
 
 
 
 August 24 – 28 – Innovative Farmers Association of Ontario 2009 Bus Tour
Illinois. Check for details athttp://www.ifao.com/IFAO-Events.html 
 
 Aug 27, 28 - The Annual Huron County Plowing Match
will be held at the farm of Bob and Pat Down located at the corner of Hurondale Road and Hwy #4 between Exeterand Hensall. Junior Day on Aug 27 will feature the 4-H Sodbusters achievement dayand the Princess of the Furrow competition. On Fri. Aug. 28 there will be plowingcompetitions, antique displays, a mini tented city, plowmen's breakfast, Queen of theFurrow speeches and plowing, food booth and awards BBQ for everyone to enjoy.Freewill donations at the gate. Come enjoy a day in the country!
 
September 8, 2009
Swine Liquid Feeding Association Fall Producer Meeting
.Mark your calendar and watch for details athttp://www.slfa.ca/ 
 
Sept 10 /18 - – Environmental Work Plan Workshops Day 1/ Day 2– HuronCounty – OMAFRA Boardroom – contact Lois Sinclair 519-357-3416
 
 
Sept 11, 12, 13 – Seaforth Fair
 
 
Sept. 12 – Stratford Garlic Festival
 – for more infowww.stratfordgarlicfestival.com 
 
Sept 15 / 16 – Brussels Fair
 
 
September 15 – 17 – Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show,
Canada’s Outdoor Park,Woodstock, Ontario. Check often for details athttp://www.outdoorfarmshow.com/ 
 
September 22 – 26 – International Plowing Match and Rural Expo,
District of Temiskaming [near Earlton, Ontario]. Visithttp://www.ipm2009.net/for regularupdates.
 
Sept 28 – Oct 2 – Grey Bruce Children’s Water Festival,
Chesley – Grade 4 studentinvolvement
 
Oct 2, 3, 4 – Howick Fair
 
 
Oct 2, 3, 4 – Pumpkinfest, Port Elgin
 
Oct 5 & 6 - Ethnic & Specialty Food Expo including All Things Organic™,
International Centre, Toronto. A two-day targeted business opportunity for the foodindustry, with emphasis on cultural, specialty and organic products and suppliers. Thisfocused forum addresses the trends and needs of the food industry, both retail andfoodservice, as it responds and evolves to the wants of consumers. For full details,please visithttp://www.ethnicandspecialtyfood.com/ 
 
Oct 15 – Women’s Institute London Area Convention,
 
Oct. 16 – World Food Day
 
Oct 17 – Woodstock Fleece Festival – More info atwww.fleecefestival.com 
 
Oct 30 – Bruce County Federation of Agriculture Annual Meeting – Location & Speaker TBA 
 
3 July 2009 Huron & Area E-Bulletin

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