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These stories about the dynamic agriculture and agri-food sector in Wellington County are made possible through the continued support of The GrandWay Event Centre as part of our Community Leaders Program.


Agricultural societies to benefit from new grant rules

Agricultural societies to benefit from new grant rules

The regulation outlines the new membership levels that agricultural or horticultural societies in Ontario must maintain to receive various provincial operating grants
County program helps with cost of regenerative farm practices

County program helps with cost of regenerative farm practices

Using financial and educational supports from the program, participants apply the new regenerative farming practice to their operations
Super fruit, haskap berries, popping up in Wellington County

Super fruit, haskap berries, popping up in Wellington County

'A haskap berry is a significantly healthier berry than blueberries'
Lack of rain impacting the size of pumpkins on local farms

Lack of rain impacting the size of pumpkins on local farms

The experts say pumpkins are a little smaller this year
Locally-invented hay feeder makes less waste and happier horses

Locally-invented hay feeder makes less waste and happier horses

'I really love working with people to optimize their care for their horses,' said Sue Wilson, one of two people behind the Hay Optimizer
New Terre Bleu store brings lavender farming store to Elora

New Terre Bleu store brings lavender farming store to Elora

'We want to show them what we have, that lavender is a beautiful product'
Better Food Co. seeks volunteers to help grow 15,000 lbs of food

Better Food Co. seeks volunteers to help grow 15,000 lbs of food

'The idea behind this project is increasing the opportunity for people to be part of our food system'
Guinea pigs inspire Guelph farmer to shift to growing unique type of hay

Guinea pigs inspire Guelph farmer to shift to growing unique type of hay

'I'm especially passionate about the idea of Canadian pets eating Canadian hay," said Jason Stoter
Youth volunteers from Wellington County Junior Farmers give back to community

Youth volunteers from Wellington County Junior Farmers give back to community

'You learn how to take on more leadership,' said WCJF president, Laura Shaw, about participating in the program
Concern for food security is why this Guelph resident became a first-generation farmer

Concern for food security is why this Guelph resident became a first-generation farmer

Felix Pozojevic became a farmer after becoming disheartened by the waste they were seeing working at a commercial greenhouse