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|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
4899 Uplands Drive, Ottawa, Ontario
|TENTATIVE FARM SHOW DATES
2017: March 14, 15, 16, 2017
|SEED GROWERS WELCOME NEW PRESIDENT
Aug. 21, 2015
A Prescott County farmer who traces his involvement in agriculture back to “the horse and buggy days” is the new president of the Ottawa Valley Seed
Growers Association. "It’s a pleasure and an honour,” said Cecil Cass. “I’ve been part of several other organizations but the Seed Growers is my favourite.”
The Cass operation near l’Orignal grows beans and hay, produces maple syrup, and cuts firewood. He has been an active member of the local agricultural
society, county plowmen and Soil and Crop.
At the Seed Growers annual meeting held at Winchester Aug. 18, Cass took over the reins from Dundas County cash cropper John Roosendaal who
occupied the president’s chair for the past two years. As part of the change in command, David Blair moved from 2nd vice-president to 1st VP, and Robert
Dessaint stepped into the 2nd VP slot.
In presenting Roosendaal with the traditional past-president’s pin, Cass thanked him for a job well done. The departing president said he had a pretty easy
time of it because the complex transition of the Ottawa Valley Farm Show from Ottawa’s Lansdowne Park to the EY Centre occurred before his term. Past
president Bruce Hudson oversaw the transition.
The farm show has been sponsored by the Seed Growers for 89 years. It’s an annual exhibition of machinery, equipment, seed and services of particular use
to the agricultural industry. Proceeds from the event are used to support 4-H, Junior Farmers, rural fairs, agricultural research and education, and the
Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario.
Under Roosendaal, the Seed Gowers general operating bylaw, operating policies and insurance requirements for the farm show were completely overhauled.
He thanked director Roy Carver and other members for “countless” hours put into the review process. The bylaw and policies have been approved.
Resident Seed Growers prankster Barry Dean presented Roosendaal with wooden shoes in honour of his Dutch heritage, and he gave Cass a pair of rubber
boots for the tough slogging ahead.
In other business, the annual financial report was presented by Secretary-Treasurer Arlene Ross and the auditor was reappointed for 2015-16. Directors
discussed the association’s presence at the 2015 International Plowing Match at Finch Sept. 22-26 and at the Ontario 4-H 100th anniversary gala in Cornwall
Sept. 26, and they voted to assist l’Union des cultivateurs franco-ontariens with a $500 donation.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Tom Van Dusen, GM, OVFS, 613-445-3407.
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