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Posted by on Jan 3, 2013 in Agriculture, County Wide, Events - Local, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Grey Bruce Farmers Week

ELMWOOD — The 47th annual Grey Bruce Farmers Week begins Thursday at the Elmwood Community Centre.

There are seven days of events dedicated to a sector of agriculture as well as a trade show that features more than 90 exhibitors.

Organizers have also lined up keynote speakers and panel discussions — and spokesperson Lorie Smith tells us they will discuss dry weather. Smith believes the drought may be another issue for farmers this summer.

Thursday is Dairy Day, and there will be an update from the Dairy Farmers of Ontario. There will also be discussions about high feed costs and supply management. Friday is Goat Day, Saturday is Sheep Day and Sunday is Horse Day.

Monday is Beef Day, Tuesday is Ecological Day and Wednesday is Crops Day, the final day for this year’s Grey Bruce Farmers Week.

Grey Country Agriculture Services along with agricultural commodity leaders from Grey and Bruce Counties are hosting the event. Manager Ray Robertson says each day will feature at least one high profile speaker that will target the issues facing that agricultural sector.

Hundreds of farmers are expected to attend the show at the Elmwood Community Centre, north of Hanover. Registration is at the door and cost 25 dollars for each day which includes a lunch or dinner. Information is available at www.greyagservices.ca.

From Dan McLean, 97.9 The Beach, Port Elgin