ATTENTION FELLOW FRIENDS OF THE COMBER FAIR
It is unfortunate that an in-person Fair is not able to be held this year, but the Comber Agricultural Society have put on our thinking hats and are working to keep Comber Fair alive once again during these unprecedented times. It’s been a tough go since March 2020 but we made it through and can clearly see the light at the end of the tunnel!
What are we planning?
Well, we are planning a Reverse Parade for August 7th, 2021 and we are looking for participants to enter “floats”. As many know, a Reverse Parade means that the Parade floats/participants remain stationary while the spectators drive by viewing your creations. So, we need you to get thinking, get creative, and join our Reverse Parade.
There will be prizes for best family float as well as best corporate float and possibly a few other prizes. There will not be a fee to enter a float, you will be assigned a designated spot and will be asked to stay in that spot for the duration of the Parade.
If you and/or your business are interested in entering a float, please contact one of the committee members listed below with your name/name of business and how much space you will be needing.
Deadline to enter a float will be no later than Tuesday, August 3rd and once you send us the above information, you will be informed of further details needed for the day of the Reverse Parade. We hope to see lots of creativity and support for our wonderful community!
Shelley Ashley- firstname.lastname@example.org.
Laura Roy- email@example.com.
The Comber Agricultural Society
2020 COMBER FAIR BURSARY RECIPIENTS
Thanks to our generous sponsors we were able to offer the Comber Fair Bursary this year. We had a record number of impressive applications. It was inspiring to see so many young adults wanting a career in the agriculture industry.
Here are our 2020 recipients:
(Top Left) - Chloe Blondin, Windsor
- Second year Integrated Business and Humanities Program minoring in Sustainability at McMaster University.
- Future plans include improving the efficiencies of the food supply chain, particularly in produce and other fresh foods offered at grocery stores.
- Aspires to open her own chain of grocery stores partnering with local producers limiting imports.
(Bottom left) - Jeannine Masse, Comber
- Second year in Associate Diploma in Agriculture at University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus.
- Future plans include operating her own goat and sheep farm selling meat and dairy products as well as specialty products sourced on site and locally.
- Aspires her farm to be a center for educating consumers on the importance of knowing where their food comes from.
(Bottom middle) - Matthew Sterling, Pain Court
- First year in Mechanical Engineering Technology - Robotics and Automation at Conestoga College.
- Future plans include improving precision ag equipment in order to give farmers more accurate information to optimize their yields and reduce costs.
- Aspires to increase sustainability through technology and innovation for a safer and more secure food supply.
(Bottom right) - Morgan Anderson, Ridgetown
- First year in Food and Agricultural Business Program at University of Guelph.
- Future plans include working in the dairy industry focusing on agricultural lending or business planning and helping farm families structure their operations to allow for succession planning for the next generation.
- Aspires to work with grass roots agricultural groups to share the agricultural message and become an advocate for agriculture.
Congratulations to all our 2020 applicants. The Bursary Committee wishes you success in all your future endeavors.