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Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show officially kicks off

Woodstock event is the largest outdoor farm show in Canada

By Diego Flammini, Farms.com

Sunshine, technology and opportunity greeted the attendees on the first day of Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show being held in Woodstock, Ontario.

Welcome to Canada's Outdoor Farm Show

 

The three-day event will run until Thursday, September 17th and feature more than 700 vendors and will see upwards of 40,000 visitors explore the newest technology in agriculture.

The show kicked off with an official ceremony at the Ginty Jocius Memorial Waterfall, named after the man who founded the show and dedicated his life to improving Canadian agriculture.

Canada's Outdoor Farm Show Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 2015

Malcolm Campbell, Vice President of Research at the University of Guelph officially opened the show with a ribbon cutting ceremony, joined by Jonathon Kennedy, President and CEO of Glacier Media Group and Doug Wagner, President of Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show.

As part of the opening ceremony, Ontario Agri-Food Education presented Jody Triano, who teaches Grade 10 Food and Nutrition, and Grade 12 Food and Health at Nelson High School in Burlington, with the Teacher Recognition Award.

Welcome to Canada's Outdoor Farm Show

The award recognizes teachers that implement agriculture into the classroom. Triano did so by having students grow and harvest their vegetables. The produce is then made into meals that are distributed back into the community.

Woodstock Mayor Trevor Birtch said the show wouldn’t be possible without its organizing committee.

“This is very rewarding when we see the initiative of people in Oxford County,” he said. “To put on an event like this, all of the work that goes into it and all of the recognition is well deserved.”

Join the conversation and tell us if you’ll be attending Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show.

Check back often as Farms.com will continue to provide updates and breaking news from the show as it happens.


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