Busy time for Essex Kent Junior Farmers

SMV sign exchange at the Essex Peavey Mart on April 2nd. From left; Ian Pollard, Alex Richardson

Tilbury Times Reporter

April has been a busy month for the Essex Kent Junior Farmers. 

We started the month holding an SMV (slow moving vehicle) sign exchange at the Essex Peavey Mart on April 2nd, where farmers could bring their old beat-up signs and get a new shiny one for only $5. 

Thanks to the support from the Essex County Federation of Agriculture, we were able to replace 38 signs. 

Our second event was a joint social event in London on April 9th. 

We joined members from Huron-Perth and Middlesex clubs for an afternoon of bowling and socializing. 

Axe throwing at the monthly meeting of the Essex Kent Junior Farmers.
From left; Nic Willemsma, Derrick Leclair, Alex Richardson

We held our monthly meeting to finish the month, followed by some axe throwing and dinner at a local restaurant in Chatham. Junior Farmers’ Association of Ontario (JFAO) provides opportunities for young people aged 15-29 of all backgrounds, but especially those in rural Ontario, to take on the challenge of exploring their individual talents and potential to develop personally while being involved in bettering their communities, networking, and having fun.

Members across the province have the opportunity to participate in exchanges with several countries, as well as provincial sport, cultural, and skills competitions. 

For more info on JFAO, email Essexkentjf@gmail.com, find us on Facebook or Instagram, or go to jfao.on.ca