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|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 87th 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 2013 Ottawa Valley Farm Show such a great success.
| Since this Ottawa Valley Seed Growers website first opened on January 20, 2003,
this page has welcomed 75,690 visitors as of December 2, 2013.
|Farm Show Dates are March 11, 12, 13, 2014
At the Ernst & Young Centre, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Hours of Operation
Tuesday, March 11, 2014: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday, March 12, 2014: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday, March 13, 2014: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
See you at the 2014 Ottawa Valley Farm Show
|March 11, 12, 13, 2014
Ernst & Young Centre,
4899 Uplands Drive, Ottawa, Ontario
|The floor plan for the 2013 Ernst & Young Centre is now online.
The path is Exhibitor Information > Exhibitor List > Floor Plan
|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.|
GAY LEA TO RAISE FUNDS THROUGH MILK SALES AT 2014 OVFS
November 27, 2013
The Ottawa Valley Seed Growers have agreed to let Gay Lea Foods Co-operative sell personal portions of white and chocolate milk in its booth at the 2014 Ottawa Valley Farm Show, March 11-13.
In a 50-50 split, proceeds from milk sales will be donated to 4-H Ontario and to the Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada. Gay Lea has operated the program at other farm shows across the province including Woodstock, London and the Royal Winter Fair.
"We were approached and it was a no-brainer for us," said Seed Growers president John Roosendaal. "We already provide tremendous support to 4_H and we're willing to help with more."
However, Roosendaal pointed out, the proposal had to be cleared by Great Canadian Plates, exclusive caterer at the Ernst & Young Centre where the OVFS is held. The caterer has the right to veto food sales it sees as competitive. "To GCP's credit, it has gone along with the plan and may even handle some of the sales in its concessions."
A processing co-operative with 1,200 member dairy farms across the province, Gay Lea has been an exhibitor at the Ottawa show for the past decade. About 25 per cent of those members are in Eastern and Central Ontario.
"Our members have expressed their appreciation at being able to connect with us at your show," said Gay Lea corporate secretary Ove Hansen in outlining the milk sales program. "I appreciate your group reviewing and approving our request. It's great that Gay Lea and the OVFS will be able to raise some funds to support 4-H and the CDF."
Donations will be made on behalf of the Ottawa show as well as Gay Lea, Hansen explained. He added that milk purchasers have in the past indicated appreciation they're assisting local and international communities through their participation.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Tom Van Dusen, GM, OVFS, 613-445-3407.
|Ottawa Valley Seed Growers president John Roosendaal receives from Jeff Waldroff one of the first copies of the 2015 International Plowing Match cookbook at a recent gathering in Finch where the event will be held. Using several of the recipes, organizing committee members prepared a lunch for Roosendaal and other guests, including Ottawa Valley Farm Show general manager Tom Van Dusen. The Seed Growers donated $10,000 from the proceeds of their annual farm show to help fund the cook book containing 900 regional recipes. An IPM tradition, it sells for $12 a copy.|