Sponsored by the Ottawa Valley Seed Growers Association
offering the latest in merchandise and services for farmers and other rural residents
The Ottawa Valley Farm Show is Ontario's longest running agricultural trade
show. From the beginning, it has been organized by farmers for farmers on a
non-profit basis.

The 89th edition of the Ottawa Valley Farm Show (OVFS) is gearing up. More than
350 exhibitors will be on hand at the Ernst & Young Centre offering a wide range
of farm machinery, equipment and services.

Thanks to all who helped to make the 2015 Ottawa Valley Farm Show such a great
Farm Show Dates are March 8, 9, 10, 2016
At the Ernst & Young Centre, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Hours of Operation
Tuesday, March 8, 2016:  9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday, March 9, 2016:  9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday, March 10, 2016:  9:00 am - 4:00 pm

See you at the 2016 Ottawa Valley Farm Show
March 8, 9, 10, 2016
EY Centre,
4899 Uplands Drive, Ottawa, Ontario
This logo represents the Farm Show Council
which comprises several major annual farm
shows across North America and beyond.The
Ottawa Valley Farm Show belongs to the
prestigious organization which strives to
improve the presentation and experience
supplied by its members through education,
communication and evaluation.
The Ottawa Valley Seed Growers Board of Directors met in Kemptville on January 19, 2016, to
discuss plans for the 2016 Ottawa Valley Farm Show. They posed for a group photo after the
meeting.   Click to enlarge photo.
Arlene Ross
Ottawa Valley Seed Growers Association
613 791-3900
Arlene Ross
Ottawa Valley Seed Growers Association
613 791-3900

Box 411
Russell, On
K4R 1E2
We're now on Twitter
Twitter @OttawaFarmShow
Future Farm Show Dates
2017:  March 14, 15, 16
2018:  March 13, 14, 15
2019:  March 12,13, 14
2020:  March 17, 18, 19
NEWS RELEASE (Jan. 26, 2016)


Parking for exhibitors and visitors, as well as Wifi services will be available free of charge at this year’s Ottawa Valley Farm Show, March 8-10 at the EY Centre.

During their recent regular meeting, the Ottawa Valley Seed Growers Association, sponsors of the show, made the decision as a way of rewarding their
customers for years of patronage. A $10 entrance fee for visitors will remain in place; there’s no charge for children under 12.

“Financial times are a little tough these days for some of our exhibitors and visitors,” said OVSG president Cecil Cass. “We saw free parking and Wifi as one way to
ease the strain a little.”  Cass added that directors hoped lifting the EY parking lot gates would help with traffic flow and eliminate congestion at the ticket booths: “It
should make attendance at the show a more enjoyable experience for exhibitors and visitors alike. It’s something the Seed Growers are pleased to do.”

In its 89th year, the OVFS is a non-profit event which channels much of its net proceeds back into worthy causes such as agricultural research, 4-H, farm fairs, and
the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario through the annual Pedigreed Seed Sale. Free parking and Wifi at the show are seen as another way of supporting the
agricultural community.

In other business, directors heard reports from Art McElroy, Scott Banks and Gilles Quesnel about field research programs partially funded by the
association; they renewed their $1,000 membership in the Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame; and they backed the 2016 Canadian Plowing Championships with a
$1,000 sponsorship and a full-page ad in the program. The championships will he held Aug. 23-27 at Anderson Links Golf Club.

Much of the meeting was taken up in planning the 2016 farm show which, once again, is fully booked with close to 350 exhibitors; some 60 applications remain on the
waiting list.

As described by director Barry Dean, one new attraction this year will be sale of collectable miniature 460 Model International tractors as a fundraiser for Vintage
Iron & Traditions of Eastern Ontario and for CHEO, with Number 1 in the series going into the show auction. A full-sized 460 will be on display with the toy tractors.
“We’ve got 50 to sell at the show on a first-come, first-served basis,” Dean explained, noting the price per boxed miniature is $75. “When they’re gone, they’re gone,
and we’ll have another model next year.”

In a final item of business, Dean was named chair of a special committee assigned to oversee next year’s OVFS 90th anniversary celebrations.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Tom Van Dusen, GM, 613-445-3407. tvd.ottawafarmshow.com