Whitby, Ont. – Yesterday the Durham Agricultural Advisory Committee (DAAC) efficiently hosted its twentieth annual farm go to to Sargent Household Dairy in Enniskillen. The theme was ‘Multi-Generational Household Farming in Durham Area’ and coated quite a lot of subjects together with on-farm dairy processing, dairy farming and the significance of media manufacturing in showcasing farms.
The tour started with a keynote deal with from John Henry, Regional Chairman and Chief Govt Officer of the Regional Municipality of Durham, adopted by a particular screening of movies from the Durham Area Farm Workforce Undertaking, a undertaking developed to coach residents about careers in agriculture and agribusiness. meals manufacturing and their important function within the area, and to encourage residents to pursue careers within the agricultural business.
Over 120 contributors attended this 12 months’s tour, together with elected officers, representatives from numerous ranges of presidency, chambers of commerce, farmers and farm organizations, the training sector and public businesses.
“Agriculture and agri-food manufacturing are Durham Area’s major financial drivers; and careers on this dynamic sector are important to our rising communities. Sargent Household Dairy is a superb instance of multi-generational farming primarily based on onerous work and custom. They proceed to innovate within the agri-food sector to supply the best high quality merchandise for residents of Durham Area and past.
– John Henry, Regional President and Basic Supervisor, Area of Durham
“The DAAC Farm Tour showcases the financial and cultural significance of the agricultural business in Durham Area by highlighting the area’s revolutionary and profitable farm operations. This 12 months’s tour centered on a vertically built-in, multi-generational dairy farm that produces the best high quality milk and dairy merchandise.
– Zac Cohoon, DAAC President
- The DAAC is a volunteer advisory committee that gives recommendation to the area on agricultural and rural points. Because the inaugural tour in 2003, the DAAC has showcased greater than 40 farms and different agricultural amenities to greater than 1,500 attendees.
- Durham Area has a robust agricultural business and is a number one agricultural producer contributing over $350 million to Ontario’s whole agricultural manufacturing. It’s residence to 1,200 farms with a complete agricultural land space of 264,518 acres.
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