Welcome to the Peterborough County Federation of Agriculture
The Peterborough County Federation of Agriculture is one of 51 county and regional federations supported by OFA across the province. Peterborough County Federation of Agriculture represents the voice of agriculture in the local community and advocates on behalf of farm families in Peterborough County on local agricultural issues.
President: Karen Jopling
MSR: Mark Torrey
If you’re interested in getting involved with the Peterborough County Federation of Agriculture, contact the Member Service Representative (MSR) in your region and ask about attending an upcoming meeting.
Register today for the Peterborough Chamber of Commerce Excellence Awards event
Have you reserved your spot for the Peterborough Chamber of Commerce Excellence Awards? New this year, will be the presentation of the 2020 Farm Family of the Year.
The Peterborough Business Excellence Awards event is going digital, featuring a fun pre-show Zoom party, followed by a fully-recorded, edited and produced show! Airing on the evening of Wednesday, October 21, the event will once again showcase the amazing businesses in our community and viewers will see the recipients announced “live”.
The Chamber is proud to be partnering with the Women’s Business Network of Peterborough to present the Businesswomen of the Year Awards, and with the Peterborough County Federation of Agriculture to recognize the Farm Family of the Year. In addition, the 4-Under-40 Profiles, which recognize business and community leadership in individuals under the age of 40 and are sponsored by BDO Canada LLP, will now honour the memory of former Chamber Board Chair Kathy Windrem.
In total, awards will be handed out in over 20 categories, including the prestigious Business Citizen of the Year.
To purchase your digital tickets and reserve your spot, click on the following link: https://www.excellencepeterborough.ca/tickets.
Peterborough County Federation of Agriculture and Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce Announce 2020 Farm Family of the Year, to be Presented at Excellence Awards Event
PETERBOROUGH, ON: The Peterborough County Federation of Agriculture and the Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announce the Klompmaker family, of 1378 6TH Line Asphodel, Hastings as the 2020 Farm Family of the Year. This award recognizes a farm family that has demonstrated good farming practices, an interest in the farming community, and interest and participation by the family in its operation.
For 7 years, Chris & Angela Klompmaker have owned and operated their 89-acre broiler chicken farm, K & H Poultry LTD. Chris is a 4th generation chicken farmer and serves as a District Committee Representative for district 9 with the Chicken Farmers of Ontario (CFO). Angela also grew up heavily involved in agriculture, and when she’s not working as an RN, you can find her helping on the farm.
In 2015, the farm was certified organic by Pro-Cert Organics Systems LTD. The farm has also earned certifications for high animal welfare standards from Global Animal Partnership and the Chicken Farmers of Canada Animal Care Program, as well as for exceptional sanitation and food safety practices from the Ontario Farm Food Safety Assurance Program.
After upgrading each of the original 3 barns, the Klompmakers expanded and built a modern 24,000 square-foot barn, featuring a state-of-the-art computer system, as well as a high-volume heat exchanger to increase efficiency. The farm now produces 50,000 chickens every 8 weeks, and the family donates 700kg of fresh chicken to local food banks each year, through the CFO Cares Program.
The Klompmaker family expanded in August of 2019 as they welcomed their daughter, Isabella. The same year, they purchased a 200-acre farm to fulfill their dream of getting involved in field crops.
Congratulations to the Klompmaker family on being selected as Peterborough County’s 2020 Farm Family of the Year!
Since it is not possible to gather together for the Peterborough County Federation of Agriculture’s Annual Banquet, the award will be presented at the Peterborough Business Excellence Awards digital event on Wednesday, October 21st. The Chamber is proud to include this long-standing and prestigious award in the Excellence event. The awards show can be viewed for free on the Peterborough Chamber of Commerce Facebook and YouTube pages, beginning at 7 pm, or viewers can purchase a ticket to attend the Pre-Show Zoom Party and receive a swag bag featuring a $15 Gerti’s gift card, a donation to Showplace and more! For event information, please visit www.excellencepeterborough.ca or contact Stuart Harrison.
For further information contact:
Peterborough County Federation of Agriculture Phone: (705) 927-5677
Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce Phone: (705) 748-9771 x202
The Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce is a member-based organization. Our main focus is to channel the collective strength of the business community to improve the economy. This includes providing representation on numerous committees, conducting surveys, issuing discussion papers and developing policy positions on issues of significance to our members.
2020 Board of Directors
Steve Brackenridge, OFA Provincial Director
Elmer Buchannan, County PAC Representative
Karen Jopling, President
Larry Jinkerson, 1st Vice
Ralph Cooke, 2nd Vice
Member Service Representative
Mark Torrey, MSR Representative for OFA
Dave Cavanagh, PCFA Secretary, 705.740.5212 or email email@example.com
2020 Farm Family of the Year in Peterborough County
We are excited to announce that The Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce is once again a contributing partner in this acknowledgement of pride, sponsoring the Farm Family of the Year Award in Peterborough County. This award recognizes a farm family that has demonstrated good farming practices, an interest in the farming community, and interest and participation by the family in its operation.
We are contacting organizations & individuals to submit a nomination of farm families whom you feel would be worthy of consideration for this award. Self-nomination is an option too!
A link to the questionnaire is below for nominees to complete. Please note that where more than one family is involved in the farming operation, the nomination should include all families. Please notify the families of your nomination and direct them to complete this questionnaire.
Those families completing the questionnaire will then be judged on the content they provide within this document and any attachments by a panel of three individuals. Only the Winner will be announced, others will remain anonymous.
Presentations to the winner will be made in October at a special virtual event. Details to follow.
Your submission of nominations & self-nominations should be forwarded by Monday August 17, 2020 to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Peterborough County Federation of Agriculture and The Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce appreciate your continued interest and support for this program.
PCFA makes donation to Kawartha Food Share
President of Peterborough County Federation of Agriculture, Karen Jopling, is pleased, on behalf of her fellow Board and full membership, to announce a donation of $3000 to Kawartha Food Share.
In a letter addressed to Kawartha Food Share, she wrote that over the last number of weeks, our community has been experiencing a situation that most of us never would have dreamed possible. She hopes that this donation will comfort those who have been deeply impacted by this international situation.
She also wrote that we in the agricultural sector have been hit too, as we try to adapt to the side effects of COVID-19 and navigate new policies and process, as well as deal with supply and demand situations. We do however still feel truly fortunate and optimistic for a new growing season and will continue to produce high quality food.
She concluded by stating that we are all in this together and together we will get through this.
PCFA created a TV ad campaign reminding farmers and rural motorists about road safety during the harvest season.