Farm Show Hospitality Room

Over 75 people attended the Hospitality Room in Hall B. The Alumni appreciate the kindness shown to them by the Ottawa Farm Show. This year saw grads from  ‘53, ‘54, ‘59, ‘64, ‘65, ‘66, ‘67, ‘68, ‘69, ‘70, ‘71, ‘73, ‘74, ‘75, ‘76, ‘77, ‘79, ‘80, ‘81, ‘83, ‘84, ‘85, ‘89, ‘04, ‘08, and ’15. Previous staff members were also there. Next year drop by for coffee, chatting and cookies and you may see a long lost classmate. Mark your calendar for March 18th, 2020.


4-H Volunteer Recognized

Cathy Stockdale ’91  ( in middle ) was recognized for her 25 year service as a 4-H volunteer. Congratulations for your community work.


Walnut Lane & Bonhaven Open House

Ed Cooper graduated from Kemptville in 2013. He is farming with his dad as a fifth generation farmer. Ed is a third generation Kemptville grad. He bought his first Jersey in 2012 and his prefix is Walnut Lane. They milk Holsteins and Jerseys and the open house celebration was held to celebrate his dad’s first homebred excellent Bonhaven Holstein. Ed is President of the St.Lawrence Jersey Club which generously donated to the Alumni Historical Building. 

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Spring is just around the corner !

Terri Reid ‘70 grad ( on the left ) and her friend Kim were looking for fun things to do in Martintown. They mixed up food colouring and water and painted  flowers in the snow in front of the Martintown Historic Mill. Let’s hope their paintings bring spring a little more quickly.

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2019 Scholarships

The Kemptville College Alumni Association is pleased to announce the two recipients of the 2019 Scholarships. 

The recipient of the Agricultural Scholarship is Ashley DeJong from Baltimore ON. Ashley is in her second year of the Agricultural Diploma Program at the University of Guelph’s Ridgetown Campus.  

The recipient of the Food related Scholarship is Marie- Josee Levac from St- Bernardin, ON. Marie-Josee is in her second year of the diploma course in Hospitality – Hotel and Resort Management at Fanshawe College in London, ON. 

The selection team was very impressed with the number and quality of the applicants and congratulate Ashley and Marie-Josee. Students entering their second year in a Food or Agriculture related program at an accredited college in September 2019 are encouraged to check out the Kemptville College Alumni web site at www.KCalumni.ca later in the year for the new 2020 scholarship form.


Weeberlac Holsteins Wins Master Breeder Shield

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Tim and Diane Groniger , daughter Olivia, and their son Scott and his wife Kristin are one of the newest recipients of the Master Breeder Shield. Scott graduated from Kemptville College in 2009 and returned home to farm with his parents at Weeberlac Holsteins in Carlsbad Springs. Tim credited his son for the final push to the shield. “ I started the base, he finished her,” said Tim. Congratulations to the Groniger family who will receive their shield at the Holstein Convention , Charlottetown PEI, in April.

Picture credit: Farmers Forum, January 2019  Vol.28 No 1.  https://farmersforum.com