By Brian Sterling – Special to the Sydenham Current
The Essex-Kent Junior Farmers have been busy in the community over the last few months from monthly meetings, to attending the Thamesville Threshing Festival parade and the Harrow Fair.
The club had the opportunity to host five international exchange delegates for a week in June. Members were able to show the delegates around Essex County and Chatham-Kent with tours at many locations in both counties to showcase the uniqueness of southern Ontario.
A member of the club recently attended a Junior Farmers provincial event called Autumn Profile held in Lindsay, Ontario. This event consists of different stations which tests participant’s overall knowledge and skill in some activities that included: animal nutrition, machinery repair, obstacle courses, and livestock judging. The club plans on attending the next upcoming provincial event on November 18 in Ancaster, Ontario. This event called Sing Swing consists of several competitive activities such as euchre, baking, photography, dancing, singing, instrumental, public speaking and much more.
Members look forward to showcasing their skills in some of these categories.
Essex-Kent Junior farmers would like to welcome children along with their families to the Leamington Farmers Market on Saturday, November 12. There will be a fun obstacle course set up for the children to participate in and learn a little about agriculture, farm safety and what Junior Farmers is all about.
Junior Farmers is always looking to reconnect with past alumni. If you are a past alumni member, know someone who is, or interested in becoming a new member and are from the Essex or Chatham-Kent areas, please contact us at email@example.com. For more information on Junior Farmers, visit jfao.on.ca or our local club Facebook page “Essex/Kent Junior Farmers”.
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