The Crites family from just east of Ingleside hosted an open barn tour at Critesdale Farms. The Crites family are also grads of Kemptville College. In the photo are Pamela ( McNeely) ‘83 Food Grad, Calvin ‘79 grad and their son Adam a 2014 grad. Adam is the fourth generation to farm at their current location.
The two DeLaval VMS Supra + robots milk their herd of just over 90 cows and they can expand to 150 cows if they install a third robot.Their new barn and milking system allows more flexible hour and is less labour intensive.
The Kemptville College Alumni presents the Champion Intermediate Dairy Showperson Award each year, at the 4-H Regional Championship Show held in Metcalfe, Ontario. This year the winner was Vanessa Birt from Leeds County. Isabel Kinnear, Alumni Board Member, presented the plaque and chair to her. Vanessa went on and became the Grand Champion Dairy Showperson and she will be attending the 4-H Show at the Royal Winter Fair in November. Congratulations Vanessa.
On Sept. 28th the Kemptville Campus held an Education Day. The Kemptville College Alumni was asked to be present to show some memorabilia from the days when they were students at Kemptville. Manning the display are Alumni Members (L to R ) Isabel Kinnear ‘69, Grace & Joe Allison ‘68, Kim Link ’69, and Audrey Baker ‘70. Many alumni stopped by to check out the display and get info on the Farm Show, 2020 Reunion and the new Historical Building at Lombardy Fairgrounds.
The Kemptville College Alumni is pleased to accept an oil painting from Nancy Curtis, the wife of John Curtis, a former principal of Kemptville College. This painting will be hung in the Kemptville College Alumni Historical Building and it will bring back many memories of the meals the Food and Fashion Grads had to prepare at Leahurst to obtain college credits to graduate. Thank you very much Nancy.