Scholarship Recipient

Danika Carmichael is the scholarship recipient for 2020. She is from Spencerville ON and is attending Ridgetown Campus – U of G, in the Associate Diploma Program. Danika hopes to have a career in Agri-Business when she graduates. Congratulations Danika.

Danika Carmichael

Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame: John Curtis

John Curtis will be inducted into the Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame

June 14, 2020
at the
County Heritage Park
8560 Tremaine Rd., Milton ON
Doors open at 1:00 p.m.
Induction Ceremony starts at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets are available to attend the ceremony at a cost of $25 per person before May 25, 2020 and can be purchased directly from the OAHF office: 519 669-3350 ATTN: Susan Fitzgerald OR on line at www. oahf.on.ca  

A group booking to stay in Milton on Saturday June 13, 2020 has been arranged under “Agricultural Group Tour” at the Holiday Inn Express Milton 905-876-4955 at a Special Rate: $129.99 +HST (reg. $159). 

The hotel agrees to hold this block until Friday May 8,2020.   After this date rooms will be subject to availability and prevailing rates. Limited rooms are available. Under the group block rate cancellations must be made 72 hours prior to arrival date to avoid extra charges.

Please feel free to circulate.  It would be great opportunity to have a mini reunion and to celebrate John Curtis’s Induction into the OAHF. 

Hope you are able to attend.


Curtis Clark Award

Andrew is accepting the Curtis Clark Award from Orville Schmidt, Chairman of the Award Committee

Curtis Clark Award

The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair with Kemptville College Alumni Connections

Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

Addison Dwyre from Elgin, attended the Royal this year to show her Jersey calf. She showed in the Novice Class of the Jersey Youth Showmanship Competition. Addison, 12 years old, did not graduate from Kemptville College but her family and calf have Kemptville College connections. Her mom Tessa is a 2003 grad. Her dad Michael is a 2000 grad and her grandpa Bill Dwyre graduated in ‘72.To top all that, her calf shown with her in the picture is Lorivale Tiquila Hydro. Lorivale Farm has another Kemptville grad, Lori Chamberlain who graduated in ‘83. She farms with her husband and son in Marmora.

Curtis Clark Achievement Award

Another highlight at the Royal was the presentation of the Curtis Clark Achievement Award.  Andrew Vander Meulen, a ‘89 grad was the 33rd recipient of this award which was established to honour Curtis Clark, a respected Alberta Holstein breeder. Andrew, with his wife Jennifer,and family own Avonlea Genetics Inc. in Brighton.