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Thursday, March 2, 2017

As our thoughts turn to the outdoors the Home and Outdoor Show will usher in spring with hundreds of exhibitors, products, services and entertainment this April. The Home and Outdoor Show is also pleased to announce four keynote speakers.   Mike Holmes Jr., contractor and co-host of Holmes + Holmes on HGTV will take the stage Saturday April 22nd and offer attendees a glimpse into all his contracting knowledge he has built since starting working with his father – celebrity contractor Mike Holmes – when he was just 14 years old.  For 11+...

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

The London Farm Show is back at Western Fair District in its 79th year. The show, presented by Farm Credit Canada, is the largest spring farm show in Eastern Canada and will feature the top agricultural exhibits, displays, technology, seminars and education. The three day show boasts over 370 exhibitors and 300,000 square feet of show space, bringing together agri-business in preparation for the 2017 farming season.  "The show continues to grow and adapt to support the ever-changing business of agriculture and 2017 is no different. We ...

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

By Joe Dales, Farms.com One of my favourite activities during the year is attending farm shows, both as an attendee and as an exhibitor. Here are a few tips we have learned over the years to make your visit productive. Prepare ahead of time. Check out the farm show website. As a tradeshow attendee, there is a lot to see in a short period of time. All of the major farm shows have great websites where you can learn what special events are being held, this will help you plan your day and get the most out of your walk through the show Make a list of exhibitors you want to visit. Do...

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Monday, February 13, 2017

The London Golf Show and Sale is back this weekend providing golf enthusiasts and beginners alike with the opportunity to shop, learn and perfect their swing. The best deals will be available from both retailers and golf courses. Top brands and manufactures are offered at up to 75% off from Cambridge Golf and Fashions, Fore Golfers Only and Golf Liquidators. Brands available at the blow out sale include Ping, Callaway, Cobra, Loudmouth Golf, Orlimar, Ecco, TaylorMade, and Tour Edge Exotics. Back this year are the early bird draws, each day the first 100 guests will win prizes from...

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Meet London Dairy Congress Speaker Dr. Steven Larmer. Dr. Steven Larmer Steven works at the Semex Alliance as the Global Dairy Solutions Coordinator. His job focuses on the Immunity+ profile, where he acts as a technical specialist. Steven also plays a role in Semex’s global genetic education as well as working with the genetic strategy and research teams. He has also played a role in the development of a new mating program from Semex, where he provided technical expertise. Steven acquired his Bachelor’s in Animal Biology, before going on to pursue a Master...

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Monday, February 6, 2017

Meet London Dairy Congress Speaker Dr. Reg Clinton. Dr. Reg Clinton Dr. Clinton was raised on a dairy farm and has been involved in the agricultural community most of his life. After attending the University of Guelph as an Ontario Agriculture Collegiate 96 'Aggie', Reg went on to graduate from the OVC in the class of 2000. Shortly after that he moved to the Kirkton area and started his career as a mixed animal practitioner gently evolving into a bovine specialist. In 2001 the KVC began embryo transfer and with the addition of Dr. Haight in 2005...

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

The Middlesex County Agricultural Hall of Fame, founded in 2000, recognizes the history and tradition of agriculture in Middlesex County. The primary objective of the Agricultural Hall of Fame is to recognize those who have demonstrated unselfish achievements within the realm of agriculture and service to the rural community in Middlesex County and beyond. In 2017, Richard Albert & Henry Noel Gibson; Dr. Donald Grieve; and Meredith Robb will be honoured at a Hall of Fame Luncheon during the Western Fair Farm Show.  RICHARD ALBERT (1814-1911) & HENRY NOEL GIBSON (1878-1966)...

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Meet London Dairy Congress Speakers Dr. Bethany Muir & Owain Harries. Dr. Bethany Muir - Sales & Marketing Manager, Cogent Canada Dr. Bethany Muir, is responsible for all sales and marketing related activities and the total performance/profit of the Canadian sales business, as Sales and Marketing Manager for Cogent Canada – an aggressive and progressive dairy genetic company. After completing her PhD in Animal Genetics at the University of Guelph, Dr. Bethany Muir was a geneticist at The Canadian Dairy Network (CDN) where she conducted research and...

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Meet London Dairy Congress Speaker Dr. Katharine Found. Dr. Found graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2009 and started her career at Kirkton Veterinary Clinic as one of the food animal veterinarians. Katharine grew up on a beef and swine farm in Courtice, and has always had a strong interest in animal agriculture and the family farm. Her professional interests include cow comfort and pain management as well as small ruminant herd health and production. Katharine and her husband Andrew are proud parents to their two young boys, Zachary and Ryan. They also have a dog...

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

London’s most anticipated night out is just around the corner as the 12th annual Wine and Food Show, presented by White Oaks Mall, returns to Western Fair District. Three days dedicated to sampling the finest foods, wines, spirits, and beers, while being entertained by everything from stage cooking presentations, tasting seminars, music, fashion shows and more. Thursday kicks things off with Connoisseurs’ Night. Whether you’re a wine connoisseur, foodie or somewhere in between, Thursday is a chance to experience the tastiest day of the show, crafted specifically for...

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