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The West Nipissing East Sudbury Soil & Crop Improvement Association held their annual Forage and Seed Fair on Wednesday, April 11 at the Verner Arena. Each year, area producers are encouraged to bring both forage and seed samples to the fair for judging in various classes. Included in the day’s events were crop research updates from area test plots, reports from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) and information on the planned 2019 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo to be held in Verner.
Assocation Secretary Normand Delorme was pleased with the day. “We had 45 people that attended the day to listen to the speakers. We had 12 participants in the forage and seed competition, with 35 samples. We also had a safety promotion for exchanging our old SMV (Slow Moving Vehicle) sign for a new one, sponsored by Groulx Equipment in Cache Bay. This is to make our roads safer to travel on. The worst sign exchanged was by Mitch DesChatelets (president of the organization, Leisure Farms),” he says.
The big winners of the day were Jérôme Rainville for best Hay & Forage classes (his father Clement Rainville received the trophy); Gérald Beaudry and Murray Jantzi tied for best Cereal and Pulse crops (shown below); and the Grand Champion across all classes, Normand Venne.