The London Farm Show is moving to a virtual format for 2021.
London Farm Show Connect, presented by Ontario Mutuals, will kick start spring with three days of speaker presentations on a wide variety of topics for farmers.
An in-person event was not possible this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic which led to the transition of the Western Fair District Agriplex into a temporary field hospital and vaccination centre.
The virtual show will run during the original event dates - Wednesday March 3 through Friday, March 5.
Each day will feature concurrent sessions from 10 a.m. – Noon and 1 p.m. –
3 p.m. in a fast-paced virtual format.
There are more than 15 speakers and panelists confirmed, focusing on topics such as Off-Farm Income Strategies, Barn Fire Prevention, Stock-cropping, Agricultural Waste Recycling, Biosecurity, Agricultural Rights and the Law and Careers in Agriculture.
In addition to the speakers, farmers are invited to nominate friends and neighbours for the ‘Nominate a Neighbour’ competition, running until March 5. Nominees should be someone in the community who is an all-round great neighbour, team member, or industry representative in the agricultural industry. The winner will be drawn randomly and will receive a $50 curbside kitchen gift certificate from the Western Fair District.
Tickets to the event are $20, taxes included, and a portion of each ticket sold will be donated to 4-H Ontario.