2018 Convention

At the Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Toronto

See you February 15-17, 2018

Convention Info here.

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Kathryn Lambert,

Convention Administrator

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News of the Association of Ontario Agricultural Societies.

Would your society like to:

  • Clarify your vision and mission
  • Set goals that will make a difference, and
  • Develop realistic action plans, then here’s your opportunity!

Strategic Planning Train-the-Trainer Program

  • Free program for Agricultural Societies
  • Participants will learn how to facilitate the strategic planning process with their own society. 
  • A core team of five volunteers from each society is required to participate in the training.



Spring Meetings

District 1
District 2
District 3 April 22th at Stirling
District 4 April 20 at Lindsay Fairgrounds Host Lakefield Ag Society, Registration at 6:30 p.m.
District 5 Registration at 8:30 a.m.
District 6 April 20 at West Niagara fairgrounds.
District 7
District 8 Holding two Spring Meetings April 5 at OMAFRA office in Clinton, 7 - 9 p.m. and
              April 19th at
the Milverton Complex in Milverton, at 7 - 9 p.m.
District 9
District 10
District 11 April 22 in Magnetawan
District 12 April 8 at The Legion in Massey,  at 12:00 p.m.
District 13 April 27th at Forest fair grounds at 7:30 p.m.
District 14
District 15 April 29th hosted by the CLE

Judging Schools

District 1 April 1st at Richmond Fairgrounds at 9 - 3 p.m. see attachment
District 2
District 3 April 29 at Deseronto, Queen Anne Parish Centre at 9:00a.m. see news item
District 4 March 25th Vegetable Judging School now Full see news item
District 4 May 13th Ferndale Bible Church Peterborough
District 5 April 22th at Coldwater Ag Society at 9:30 a.m. see attachment
District 6 May 13th at West Niagara. Categories Knitting, crocheting, jewellery, beadwork & scrapbooking
District 7 March 11 at Paris Agricultural Hall
District 8 April 29 in the Seaforth Agri-plex dealing with culinary arts
District 9
District 10
District 11 in June
District 12
District 13
District 14
District 15

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Saturday April 22, 2017
9am to 3:00pm

Coldwater Agriculture Society & Fair Grounds
11 Michael Anne Drive, Coldwater L0K 1E0
Cost: $20.00
Please bring a bag lunch

Who Should Attend: Judges, Prospective Judges, Directors & Exhibitors

Registration begins at 9am. Program begins at 9:30am. Please arrive on time.

Pending update of the Ontario Fair site, the 2017 dates for Ontario Fairs
can be found in the pdf at this link.


Who should come? It is recommended that active judges attend regularly in order to remain current and to maintain their status. Anyone wishing to become a judge needs to attend. If you are simply interested in learning more about the process, you are also welcome.

TOPICS: Vegetables (3-hour class but must have registration of 10 to proceed)

INSTRUCTOR: Ken Brown GWA silver award winner GWA Region VII national director

DATE: Saturday March 25, 2017