Networking opportunities. Information exchange. Social connection. And of course, a bouncy castle.
All these add up to the annual CFFO Farming Under 40 BBQs. This July, the Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario will host young farmers and their families at four events across southern Ontario. Open to both members and non-members of the CFFO, the barbeques are a chance to celebrate the hard work and entrepreneurship of young farmers.
“The CFFO believes in the future of Ontario farming,” says President Clarence Nywening, who will host a barbeque at his farm near Thamesville. “We want to encourage young people to get involved and be the next group of leaders.”
During the events, adults can meet fellow farmers and hear a guest speaker from Farm Credit Canada. Children will be busy enjoying provided entertainment, including carnival games, face painting and cotton candy.
Farming Under 40 BBQs are free to young farmers and families, but tickets are required. Click the links below to register in your area, or visit www.christianfarmers.org
Niagara: Thursday, July 6, 2017, 6-9pm. Tickets
Quinte: Friday, July 28, 2017, 6-9pm. Tickets
The CFFO would like to thank our annual partners, Farm Credit Canada, Country Guide, Egg Farmers of Ontario, Grand Valley Fortifiers, Grain Farmers of Ontario, Jay-Lor, and Meester Insurance, as well as our regional BBQ sponsors, Ampersand, Alpine, DBK Accounting, and Ducks Unlimited for their support for these events.