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Introducing the Faces of Farming calendar


October 30, 2015
By Dave Harrison

Oct. 30, 2015, Guelph, Ont. – The 11th edition of the Faces of Farming calendar was unveiled last night at Farm & Food Care’s Harvest Gala in Kitchener, Ont.

The annual calendar, produced by Farm & Food Care Ontario, showcases Ontario agriculture by highlighting the farmers that produce our province’s food, and the passion they have for agriculture.

Since its inception in 2006, the Faces of Farming calendar has showcased 150 different farmers and farm families from across the province; further information on all of them and their farms can be found on www.facesoffarming.ca.

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Annually, the calendar is sponsored by many Ontario agribusinesses and commodity groups. Once again, the photographs were taken by Kitchener photographer Terry Scott White, who has been with the project since its inception. Videos were recorded and produced by Farm Boy Productions.

BROAD CROSS-SECTION OF PRODUCERS

The farmers featured in the calendar come from a wide range of backgrounds and commodities – from poultry and dairy to corn and greenhouse vegetables – providing a diverse cross-section of an even more diverse industry. Here are just a few examples from the 2016 edition:

• Three award-winning, cattle-showing sisters with their own beef cattle farms.

• A multi-instrumentalist mink farmer.
• Long-time airline pilot turned drone operator, farmer and educator.

• A family that breeds, grows and sells their own brand of corn and soybean seeds.

• Siblings carrying on a multi-generational chicken farming tradition that began in Europe.

QR CODES

Scanning the QR codes found on the bottom of each calendar page directs viewers to video interviews with each of the farmers and farm families.

Almost 4,000 politicians, grocery stores, butcher shops and media sources will be mailed copies of the calendar. Copies can be ordered by filling out the online order form at www.farmfoodcare.org, or by calling 519-837-1326.

Farm & Food Care Ontario is a coalition of farmers, agriculture and food partners proactively working together to ensure public trust and confidence in food and farming. Farm & Food Care provides a coordinated approach and credible information on food and farming in Ontario.


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