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Farmersville Exhibition 2024 at Centennial Park and Centre '76 Athens Ontario Canada

July 19, 2024 at 6pm to July 21, 2024 at 9pm
Feature tractor: International HarvesterAll makes are welcome.Admission Fees (as of January 4th 2024):$30 - weekend passor daily rates as follows...$15 - Friday night$15 - Saturday$15 - SundayReturning Events:Friday - Truck PullSaturday - Vintage Tractor PullSunday - Horse Draw and Lawnmower PullPlease check out the Schedule of Events page for more information.Exhibitors - Bring your vintage tractor, farm equipment, car, truck, motorcycle, small engine, homebuilt buggy - we are always looking…See More
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Kemptville college Alumni Reunion at Lombardy Agricultural Society Fairgrounds

August 17, 2024 from 10am to 7pm
The Alumni Board is preparing for annual reunion on Saturday, August 17th, 2024. It will be held at the Lombardy Agricultural Society Fairgrounds, 7 Kellys Road, Smiths Falls (just off Hwy 15), where Kemptville College Alumni Historical building has been constructed.Money raised from the auctions will go towards the Scholarship Fund. Donations are always welcome to support Alumni Operating costs & Functions.All Donations will be receipted at the reunion.No meal tickets sold on the day of…See More
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Clarington Agriculture Summit at Solina Community Hall

April 5, 2024 from 9am to 1pm
Members of the agriculture community in Clarington and surrounding area, the Clarington Agriculture Summit has returned! Join us, the Clarington Board of Trade, and partners in agriculture who have a passion for initiatives that celebrate agriculture, promote opportunities in agriculture, and support members of a community who invest so much more than time, to provide for and feed the world. We look forward to seeing you, welcoming our guest speakers and creating a space to cultivate…See More
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Brindley Auction Services presents a Spring Farm Equipment Online Auction Sale at BASE EQUIPMENT

April 17, 2024 from 8am to 5pm
Selling approximately 150 farm tractors, 400 pieces of new and used farm equipment, 50 pieces of construction equipment, quantity of unused Alo loaders and buckets, trucks, tools, tires and rims, duals, lawn and garden, and much more! Over 1,500 lots.YOU MUST REGISTER TO BID ONLINE THROUGH PROXIBID.COM. Please read all terms and conditions when registering.**NO IN-PERSON BIDDING**Preview of items can be conducted in person at BASE Equipment starting now until April 16th.Preview times are as…See More
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The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair at Exhibition Place

November 1, 2024 at 9am to November 10, 2024 at 8pm
The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair takes place every November in the City of Toronto. Come celebrate the best in agriculture, local food, and equestrian competitions from across the country.The Royal is the largest combined indoor agriculture fair and international equestrian competition in the world. It is where Canadian and international breeders, growers and exhibitors are declared champions and where hundreds of thousands of attendees come to learn, compete, shop and have a great time with…See More
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Ontario Biomass Producers Co-op AGM at Country Heritage Park - Puslinch Hall

March 19, 2024 from 10am to 2:30pm
It's almost time for the Ontario Biomass Producers Co-op AGM! Join on Tuesday, March 19th for the OBPC AGM at Country Heritage Park - Puslinch Hall in Milton. Learn about the latest research and market updates, and get a chance to chat with fellow producers. Lunch is provided for those attending in person, and the event will also be streamed online.Please register…See More
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Milestone equipment : Open house at 4072 Line 72, Millbank

February 28, 2024 from 10am to 4pm
Milestone Equipment is a service-based dealer of quality farm and rural lifestyle equipment servicing the Millbank and Wellesley area.See More
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Veal Farmers of Ontario Annual General Meeting & Producer Education Day at The GrandWay Events Centre

March 13, 2024 from 9am to 3:30pm
The Veal Farmers of Ontario (VFO) Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Producer Education Day will be returning to The GrandWay Events Centre in Elora, Ontario on Wednesday, March 13, 2024.Join us as industry leaders share an overview of the projects and issues directly impacting veal cattle and dairy calf producers that VFO has undertaken in 2023, along with a presentation from the Canadian Beef Check-Off Agency.Our dynamic speaker line-up also includes Steve Duff, Chief Economist from the Ontario…See More
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Ontario Pork Partners with Kitchener Rangers to Restock Food Bank Shelves at The Food Bank of Waterloo

February 13, 2024 all day
To celebrate Canada’s Agriculture Day on February 13, 2024, Ontario Pork, the Kitchener Rangers, The Food Bank of Waterloo Region and Feed Ontario will make an announcement regarding the upcoming Ontario Hockey League game between the Kitchener Rangers and the Guelph Storm. Details of this initiative will be unveiled on how the public can help support Feed Ontario and The Food Bank of Waterloo Region. Date: Wednesday, February 7, 2024 TIme: 1.30pm Refreshments will be provided. Media…See More
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Visiting a citrus cooperative

AALP class 17 left Seville the morning of January 15 heading to Sunaran Citrus Coop near the town of Palma De Rio. We were greeted by our tour guide Rosa for an informative tour of one of the biggest citrus coops in Spain. The coop consists of 98-100 members, all of which are farmer members.

The coop has 1500 acres of land growing a wide variety of orange variety’s with the main being “Salustiana” which is a juice press variety. Besides oranges they also do grapefruits with the main…

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Posted by AALP on January 16, 2020 at 4:00am

Picking strawberries in January

Day 7 of AALP Class 17 IST contintued with one of the highlights so far on the trip, a fruit cooperative named Cuna De Platero. We were lucky enough to be taken on a tour of their greenhouses where they allowed to try some of the different varieties of strawberries that they grow.  The greenhouses are once again made with plastic and are of similar style to our previous visits this trip. They have a cooperative structure, which is something we have come to find is very common here in Spain.…

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Posted by AALP on January 14, 2020 at 4:00am

Exploring traditional and modern agriculture in Spain

Jan 12 - Sunday

Our day began leaving the sunny Mediterranean coast and travelling to the small rural village of Alameda. We visited the Centre Tematico del campo Andaluz. This was a museum dedicated to teaching people about the past farming practices and traditions. We were met by a museum guide, and two local farmers, a father and son – Antonio Sr. and Antonio Jr. Antonio Sr. was 90 years old and had, in his lifetime, farmed in the traditional way which, for olive oil production,…

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Posted by AALP on January 13, 2020 at 7:00am

Ag and city tours make up our first few days in Spain

The AALP Class left the beautiful Toledo to head to a feedlot outside the city. We were toured around a feedlot that is part of a cooperative that consists of 9,500 head of cattle. Our host, who is the president of the cooperative, has two feedlots and 600 hectares of crop land. It was interesting to learn that the cooperative’s major export market outside of Spain are Lebanon, Turkey and Israel. These destinations have particularly stringent standards for how the beef must be treated and…

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Posted by AALP on January 10, 2020 at 11:00am

AALP Class 17 leaves for Spain

Sadly, one class member, Bernice Weber Passchier, is ill and was unable to join us for our rescheduled International Study Tour. The rest of AALP Class 17 met at Pearson airport and boarded the plane to Philadelphia; after a short layover we were on an overnight flight to Madrid, Spain. 

Once we landed, we met up with Rafa, our bus driver, and Ismael, our tour guide. We were happy to learn that Ismael had an agricultural background and has been doing ag-focused tours for the last five…

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Posted by AALP on January 9, 2020 at 11:00am

Telling our story in Plano

Out last day in Texas had the AALP Class visit BNSF Railway headquarters (the air traffic control of the railway) a 23-billion dollar company situated outside of Fort Worth in an impressive, modern facility. We were greeted by James Titsworth, General Director of Business Development. We viewed the impressive state-of-the-art dispatch area, where over 250 people work together 24/7 ensuring safety of the railway system West of…

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Posted by AALP on July 18, 2018 at 4:30am

Going back in time in Dallas

Sunday, July 15th saw AALP Class 17 visit the Sixth Floor Museum Sixth Floor Museumin Dallas. This is the floor…

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Posted by AALP on July 15, 2018 at 4:00am

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