Wednesday, November 9, 2016
PETERBOROUGH, ON, November 9, 2016: The Peterborough County Federation of Agriculture and the Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announce the Buck family, of 1576 Centre Line, Norwood as the 2016 Farm Family of the Year.
Jim and Barb Buck have been farming for 42 years. Their 375-acre farm includes 35 head Black Angus beef cattle and 40 head replacement Holstein heifers. They also harvest hay for feed and several horse farms, soybeans, and mixed grain and/or wheat.
They raised four daughters – Julia, Amanda, Jamie, and Ashley – who provided tremendous help and support, and they are now proud grandparents to Madeline (Julia and Tim).
Over the years the Bucks have earned numerous awards and recognitions, including the Peterborough County Agricultural Award, Peterborough County Plowman’s Award, Peterborough County Forage Master’s Award, 10-year 4-H Leader Pin/Award, and Holstein Canada 30-year Breeders Pin. They have also won several milk quality certificates.
Jim and Barb are active volunteers in the farming community. Jim is the secretary/treasurer of the Peterborough County Soil & Crop Improvement Association, past president of the East Central District SCIA, a 4-H Crops Leader, and chairman of the Heavy Horse Show & Field Crops Competition at the Norwood Fair. Barb is a member of the Norwood Fair Homecraft Division, past social convenor at Trinity United Church in Hastings, and past committee member of the Peterborough County Queen of the Furrow. The Bucks have been members of East Gen for 40 years. They frequently donate baking and farm product for fundraisers by local community groups, including the 4-H Club, Lions Club, Trinity United Church, and the Norwood Fair Board.
The family farm has hosted many organizations for events including 4-H Judge-It Day, Hay Demo Day, and the Tillage Demo Day, as well as various bus tours. In 2015, they hosted the Peterborough County Plowing Match.
Congratulations to the Buck Family on being selected as Peterborough County’s 2016 Farm Family of the Year!
The award will be presented at the Peterborough County Federation of Agriculture Annual Banquet, to be held on Friday, November 18th, at the Holiday Inn Peterborough Waterfront. For tickets, please contact Karen Jopling (see contact information below).
For further information contact:
Karen Jopling or Stuart Harrison
Peterborough County Federation of Agriculture Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce
Phone: (705) 927-5677 Phone: (705) 748-9771 x202
More on the event: http://bit.ly/2fI7OTm
The Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce is a member-based organization. Our main focus is to channel the collective strength of the business community to improve the economy. This includes providing representation on numerous committees, conducting surveys, issuing discussion papers and developing policy positions on issues of significance to our members.