Ontario PC MPP Celebrates Ag Week with Agriculture Open Houses
By Amanda Brodhagen, Farms.com
The first week of October marks Ontario Agriculture Week. This celebration has been an ongoing tradition since 1998, when former Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) Bert Johnson (Perth-Wellington) started the initiative.
Perth-Wellington MPP Randy Pettapiece is doing his part to ensure that Ontario Agriculture Week doesn’t go unnoticed. Pettapiece will be hosting two agriculture open houses in his riding on October 5th. The first open house one will take place at the Arthur Public Library from 9:30am-11:30am and the second one will take place in at the Royal Canadian Legions in Mitchell from 2:00pm-4:00pm. All interested constituents are asked to RSVP by calling 1-800-461-9701.
“The week leading up to Thanksgiving is the perfect time to reflect on the importance of agriculture in Perth-Wellington and in our province,” said Pettapiece. “It’s a chance to celebrate the contributions and accomplishments of our farmers and all those who work in the agriculture and agri-food sectors.”
The Ontario agriculture and agri-food sectors together contribute more than $33 billion dollars to the economy and employ almost 700,000 people in the province.