WELLINGTON CTY. - United States President Donald Trump has taken aim at the Canadian dairy industry, calling treatment of American dairy farmers “unfair.” Ian Harrop, Centre Wellington dairy farmer and Dairy Farmers of Ontario board member, says the industry is staying calm, but Trump’s comments are “totally wrong.”
WELLINGTON CTY. - The federal government has introduced new marijuana legislation and acknowledged its current approach to cannabis is failing. “It has allowed criminals and organized crime to profit, while failing to keep cannabis out of the hands of Canadian youth,” states a government press release.
Rose Anne Desmarais of Mount Forest poses with County Composter during the composting workshop held at the Arthur library branch of the Wellington County Library on April 22.
CELP tree planters - Students from the Norwell District Secondary School Community Environmental Leadership Program (CELP) volunteered to plant trees on the farm of Marty and Joanne Pronk near Harriston on April 22.
For the past 10 years the Wellington Junior Farmers have hosted a spaghetti dinner fundraiser to raise money for local food banks. Every year the event has been held in Drayton and many businesses throughout Wellington County and the surrounding area have supported the dinner.
ELORA - The Grand River Agricultural Society (GRAS) has launched a new Community Mini-Grant program.
MIMOSA - The second meeting of the Mimosa 4-H Computer Club was held on April 12 at Mimosa United Church.
A weekly report prepared by the staff of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA). If you require further information, regarding this report, call the Elora Resource Centre at 519-846-0941. Office hours: 8:30am to 4:30pm. For technical information, call the Agricultural Information Contact Centre at 1-877-424-1300 or visit the OMAFRA website: www.ontario.ca/omafra.
ABERFOYLE - Despite impassioned pleas from Aberfoyle Farmers’ Market president Blair Moch, Puslinch council has not altered the township’s financial agreement with the market.
HARRISTON - The Town of Minto is discontinuing the farmers market it has operated in Harriston for the past seven years due to a lack of vendors and volunteers.
DRAYTON - Mapleton resident and avid bird watcher, Susan Warren took fellow bird enthusiasts through an informative workshop on common summer birds.
MAPLETON - Scale farming, or carpet farming - call it what you like - there is a group meeting weekly at Jolley’s Farm Toys working on 1/64th scale farm scenes.
Mapleton’s Green Legacy tree distribution day was April 22 at the municipal maintenance facility on Sideroad 16. By 9am a steady stream of Mapleton residents was picking up the 5,500 pre-ordered trees.
GUELPH - University of Guelph researchers are delving into equine contact patterns for the first time. PhD candidate Rachael Milwid and investigators Amy Greer and Terri O’Sullivan are conducting a study to determine who comes into contact with whom in equine racing, as well as sport and competition, facilities.
WELLINGTON CTY. - A sunny morning in June, a lovely ride throughout the countryside with good friends, followed by lunch at a local restaurant or a barbecue at the home of one of the riders – Eglinton and Caledon Hound Club officials say it can be a great way to spend a summer day.
PUSLINCH - The idea of owning a racehorse may just be a dream for some, but The Stable’s Amy and Anthony MacDonald are hoping to make it easier for people to get into the industry.
The Centre Wellington Equine Trade Show and Used Tack Sale took place at the Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex in Fergus on April 9.