Jim Beveridge, owner of B&H Grocer in Kemptville speaks at the 2018 North Grenville Rural Summit this past Saturday, April 7th. – Photo By Dale C. Elliott, Hometown TV12 News
Kemptville – The 2018 North Grenville Rural Summit was held this past Saturday, April 7th at the Kemptville Campus.
Close to 150 people came out for the all day event that featured an opportunity to learn, share and network with local farmers, business owners and related industry professionals.
It featured workshops, a moderated panel discussion and a catered farm-to-table lunch of local foods.
The Key Note speaker was Moe Garahan, the Executive Director of Just Food in the Ottawa region.
Some of the topics discussed through-out the day included, Agritourism, Kemptville Farmer’s Market, Farming Industry Financiing, agribusinesses, farming internet technologioes, drones used in agriculture, greenhouses, the B&H Grocer story and more.
As well at the end of the day a panel discussion was held lead by Katie Nolan from the Ontario Minstry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) and featured Jim Beveridge, Owner of Kemptville’s B&H Grocer and Pat Remillard, Project Manager of the Kemptville Campus Education & Community Hub.
From kitchen gardens to livestock operations to small-scale farms, local agriculture makes a big contribution to the local economy. The job of the annual rural summit is to help people get the information they need to build a business that will support them and their family.