‘Agriculture Awareness Day’ is being held at the Brigden Fairgrounds on Friday October 6, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Coliseum / Barn area.
Organizers are inviting people to join them for a day program, as producers share their knowledge of the agriculture industry.
Pre-school and elementary students are free and regular admission is $5.
“This year’s Brigden Fair Agriculture in the Classroom program is being presented as an Agriculture Awareness Day due to it being a PA Day for many Lambton Kent students,” Irene Jardine, the event organizer told the Sydenham Current.
“In 1988, Bob McGee ‘planted a little seed’ and together with a dedicated group of forward thinkers “A Little Bit of Country” was developed. This seed has become a full Agricultural Awareness day that brings approximately 800 students plus their teachers and chaperones to the fairgrounds on the Friday of the fair to learn from our local commodities about the importance of agriculture and where their food comes from.”
Jardine added: “Mona May was the Chair of the AITC program since its conception and many of the original volunteers are still actively involved. Last year, she stepped down and I became the new chair. Due to the success of this program members of the Brigden AITC assisted with an Agriculture in the Classroom program being developed at the Forest and Wyoming Fairgrounds. As well a program for Lambton County held independently from a fair for a few years. To its credit this program has grown and been recognized not only locally but at the Ontario level winning the Award of Excellence for Agriculture and Food four times at the OAAS Convention in Toronto.”
Dana Haggith caught up with Jardine for an interview. Listen, below:
Here is a detailed break-down of the day:
More details are available at https://www.brigdenfair.ca/.
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