The first semester is completed for the 26 students attending the new Business-Agricultural College Program at Algonquin College , Perth Campus. Support has been excellent for the optional co-op part of the program. Students are enjoying the welcome they have received in Perth. Algonquin will be present at the Ottawa Farm show with info for students who want to register for the program next year.Algonquin College Business-Agriculture students visited North Gower Grains owned by Kemptville College Alumnus Dwight Foster who graduated in ‘86. They are shown in the photos below along with instructor Blair Dow a ‘84 grad.
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.
Mervyn Tripp, a 1939 graduate of Kemptville College will celebrate his 101st birthday on October 23. Congratulations from the Kemptville College Alumni.
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.