Mark Lumley (left) and Jeanne Fox (far right) present Grace Mullen and Paige Handsor with the first Brian Fox Memorial Scholarships.

Brian Fox Memorial Scholarship BARnBQ Saturday June 27

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In support of the:

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the Ontario Sugarbeet Growers’ Association presents . . .

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In honour of the late Brian Fox, the ­Ontario Sugarbeet Growers’ Association (OSGA) founded the Brian Fox Memorial Agriculture Scholarship in 2013. The first scholarships were awarded in 2014.

2015 Scholarships will be awarded at BARnBQ on June 27th.

“Brian Fox was a true believer in encouraging and mentoring the next generation of farmers. Through ­donor ­generosity, Brian’s mission will be passed on”

Many times you hear someone being referred to as a “Giant.” To say that Brian Fox was a giant of the agriculture industry in Ontario iscompletely true, but one of the most interesting facts about this man is that he was a giant in so many aspects of his life.  It did notmatter if it was farming, family, travel, or life in general – this man led a “giant’s” life.

Most people knew Brian as the President of Fox Farms, an operation that farms 4,000 acres in Southern Ontario. Few people canremember when sugar beets were not commonplace in Chatham- Kent, but it was not that long ago that Brian and three other local growers started growing 350 acres of sugar beets for the Michigan Sugar Company. Today there are over 90 farmers working more than 10,000 acres in our area.

Excerpt of article from The AgMag 2013,  used with permission from  A. Thiel Marketing & Graphic Design Inc.

About BARnBQ

This is an annual event held in support of the farmers of tomorrow.  The Fox family graciously donates their property on Baldoon Road in Dover Centre for the event which is attended by approximately 150 farming families.  BARnBQ 2015 will be held on June 27 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

All proceeds go to the Brian Fox Memorial Agriculture Scholarship Fund, administered by the Ontario Sugarbeet Growers’ Association. Earnings from this fund will be used to award 2 scholarships each to a student from Lambton & Chatham Kent entering an agricultural post-secondary program in the fall.

Date:  June 27 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Location: Fox Family Driveshed, 26528 Baldoon Road, Dover Centre

Why: in support of the Brian Fox Memorial Agriculture Scholarship – 2 scholarships awarded annually

What: Full Meal BBQ with soft drinks and cash bar; Door prizes and auction items

Who: Bring your family and friends

Price: Advance tickets $30, Tickets available by emailing “tickets@ontariosugarbeetgrowers.ca

For more information contact:

Patti Watson, Administrator

Ontario Sugarbeet Growers’ Association

1 (519) 628-5264

admin@ontariosugarbeetgrowers.ca

 

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