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 90th edition of the Ottawa Valley Farm Show (OVFS) is gearing up. More than 350 exhibitors will be on hand at the EY Centre
offering a wide range of farm machinery, equipment and services.

Thanks to all who helped to make the 2016 Ottawa Valley Farm Show such a great success.
Farm Show Dates are March 14, 15, 16, 2017
At the EY Centre, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Hours of Operation
Tuesday, March 14, 2017:  9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday, March 15, 2017:  9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday, March 16, 2017:  9:00 am - 4:00 pm

See you at the 2017 Ottawa Valley Farm Show
March 14, 15, 16, 2017
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.
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Future Farm Show Dates
2018:  March 13, 14, 15
2019:  March 12,13, 14
2020:  March 17, 18, 19
April 22, 2016

Long-time supporters of the Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame, the Ottawa Valley Seed Growers are formally questioning the
organization's decision to shift to a mainly electronic display in Guelph.

The Hall of Fame decided to move from its home for 36 years at Country Heritage Park in Milton to the second floor of Guelph’s Ontario
AgriCentre where only current inductees and 20 of 210 past inductees’ portraits and citations will be on display.

The new gallery will offer an “electronic kiosk” where visitors will be able to search and find any of the inductees. Portraits and citations
not on display will be archived nearby at the University of Guelph where they can be viewed by appointment.

During an OVSG meeting April 19, directors requested that a letter be sent from the association seeking an explanation as to why enough
space wasn’t acquired in the move to allow all inductees to remain on display. For the past several years, the OVSG has supported the
Hall of Fame with a $1,000 annual membership. At one point, the association gave $5,000 for improvements to the Milton site.  In
addition, it has often sponsored nominations to the Hall of Fame and even paid to establish a mini gallery featuring Eastern Ontario
inductees now housed at Kemptville College.

Because of their support, the Seed Growers received two complimentary tickets to the 2016 Hall of Fame induction ceremony to be held
June 12 at Country Heritage Park.

In other business, directors discussed the OVSG-sponsored 2016 Ottawa Valley Farm Show held March 8-10, heard committee reports,
and received written thanks from various groups they assisted. Association president Cecil Cass thanked all members for their hard work
in staging the 2016 show.

Directors also approved funding from farm show proceeds for several organizations including $8,000 for the Children’s Hospital of
Eastern Ontario, $10,000 each for agricultural researchers Scott Banks and Gilles Quesnel, $2,000 for the 4-H Regional Show in
Metcalfe, $2,000 for Junior Farmers, $250 for membership in Farm & Food Care, $500 for the Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame,
$3,300 in assorted regional 4-H grants, $1,200 to agricultural societies, and $4,000 in Soil & Crop grants.

“In all over the current fiscal year, we’ll allocate $50,000 in support for assorted Eastern Ontario and agricultural organizations,” said
OVSG Secretary-Treasurer Arlene Ross.

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

tomvandusen99@yahoo.com   tvd@ottawafarmshow.com
  Arlene Ross
Ottawa Valley Seed Growers Association
613 791-3900

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