OFA President Don McCabe was recently invited by the Huron and Perth County Federation’s of Agriculture to accompany county federation directors on a local tour of Huron and Perth counties. McCabe was given a tour of the Emergency Services Training Centre in Blyth, ON accompanied by James Marshall, Fire Prevention Officer. The Emergency Services Training Centre included a tour and discussion of fire prevention, safety protocols and carbon monoxide detection and regulations. McCabe also took part in a G2G Trail Issue Tour and Adjacent Landowner meeting where he met with landowners and discussed many issues related to trespassing, cost, biosecurity, safety and the current state of the proposed trail.
Both counties hosted a roundtable discussion session where county federation directors and OFA members could speak with McCabe about current agricultural priorities. The topics included climate change, natural gas infrastructure, neonicotinoids, carbon trade system, working with municipalities and federal government issues.