Community Resources and Links

http://www.moomilk.com

This website is a fun and educational website about cows and milk with facts, contests, games, and recipes.

http://www.fs4jk.org

Farm Safety 4 Just Kids is an interactive site for junior/intermediate children, as well as adults, who are interested in learning about farm safety and educating about farm safety. It is user friendly and does include children’s games, quizzes, safety tips, and colouring pages.

http://www.kidsfarm.com/

This website is for children to learn about farm animals and wild animals, animal sounds, wildlife, what can grow on a farm, and farm equipment. It has many puzzles, colouring pages, spelling games and other fun activities.

LINKS for EDUCATORS (and those interested!)

http://www.teachnutrition.org/

These websites, by the Dairy Farmers of Canada offer a variety of nutrition education programs to elementary and high school educators in Ontario. These are dynamic and effective support programs that provide tools to help educators positively influence healthy lifestyles and habits to aid in children’s healthy development.

http://www.agfoundation.org/

This website is an American site. It provides numerous links to various agricultural sites, expanding on not only animal agriculture, but conservation, biotechnology, gardening, agriculture history, aquaculture, crops, the environment, family farms vs. large industries, soil, water and trees. Also, there are videos to answer student’s questions about farming methods and ideas for field trips. There is a recommended book list with several annotated bibliographies for you to peruse through.

http://www.agr.gc.ca/eng/home/

This website is brought to you by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and includes up to date information and the latest news on agriculture in Canada and around the world.

http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/aet5608

This website has many farm safety links as well as fact sheets and websites on child farm safety. Also, there are interactive websites to educate children about the farming lifestyle and farm safety. Please see: http://www.fs4jk.org/ Farm Safety 4 Just Kids (explanation above).

http://www.cfa-fca.ca/pages/home.php

The Canadian Federation of Agriculture is the countries largest farmers’ organization. By visiting the Canadian Federation of Agriculture homepage you can choose to learn about the CFA and read about recent news.

http://www.ofa.on.ca/

By visiting the Ontario Federation of Agriculture homepage you can choose to learn about the OFA, policies, issues, and events.

http://www.ofa.on.ca/about/county-federation-sites/york.aspx

York Federation of Agriculture does not have its own website, but this website focuses on what some local regional municipalities and their federations of agriculture are working on. The Greater Toronto Area Agricultural Action Committee (GTA AAC) is a partnership involving the four regional municipalities of Halton, Peel, York, and Durham; their Federations of agriculture for each region; the City of Toronto, Toronto Food Policy Council Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, and the food sector.

4-H Clubs of Ontario For further information please see: http://www.4-hontario.ca/

As the website says, “The Ontario 4-H Program is about opportunities, personal development, making friends, and having fun. 4-H helps young people (10-21 years of age) learn self-confidence and new skills. Members also learn communication and leadership skills, problem solving, and goal setting. 4-H Ontario Members can choose to be involved in any of over 60 different projects, ranging from drama to woodworking, life skills to livestock, and square dancing to conservation.” There are 4-H clubs in every county, region and district of Ontario. For contacts and information about your area, take a look and locate your club on this website. Yes, York Region has a 4-H club and the contacts are listed!

Junior Farmer’s Association of Ontario (JFAO) For further information please see: http://www.jfao.on.ca/

JFAO is an organization run for youth, by youth to cultivate leaders through education, travel, fun, and community involvement. People aged 15-29 from all occupations and walks of life are welcome to join. There are clubs all over the province, and new clubs getting started. York Region does have a club and all are welcome to join! Junior Farmers develop personal leadership skills and contribute to our communities; hold dances and social events; compete locally and provincially in friendly sports, music, and cultural events; travel across the province country and/or the world; meet new people and form lifelong friendships; and promote agriculture and an awareness of rural life.

Brooks Farms – Mount Albert For further information and event listings please see: http://www.brooksfarms.com/

Homestead Orchard – Sutton For further information and event listings please see: http://www.homesteadorchards.com/index.html

MacWilliams Farms – East Gwillimbury For further information and event listings please see: http://foundlocally.com/York/Travel/Intown-EastGwillimbury.html

Georgina Pioneer Village – Keswick For further information and event listings please see: http://www.georginapioneervillage.ca/

Bruce’s Mill Conservation Area – Stouffville For further information and event listings please see: http://www.ontariotrails.on.ca/trails-a-z/bruces-mill-conservation-area-trails

Holland Marsh – Holland Landing For further information and event listings please see: http://www.hollandmarshgold.com/

Whittamore’s Berry Farm – Markham For further information and event listings please see: http://www.whittamoresfarm.com/

Georgina Arts Centre and Gallery – Free admission public gallery. Come and see us we’d love to show you our beautiful collection and gift shoppe.
http://www.gacag.com/

Agricultural Fairs of Ontario To see the listing of fairs and dates go to: The Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies at http://www.ontariofairs.org/cms

Canadian Agriculture Museum – Ottawa For further information please see: http://www.agriculture.technomuses.ca/english/indexhpnagr.cfm

Canadian National Exhibition – August/September in Toronto For further information and event listings please see: http://www.theex.com/

Ontario Agriculture Museum – Country Heritage Park For further information please see: http://www.countryheritagepark.com/about.html

The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair – November in Toronto For further information and event listings please see: http://www.royalfair.org/

Park Motel
26925 Hwy #48 Box 587 Sutton West, Ontario L0E 1R0 Phone: 905722-9249 Contact: Lidwina Gho Ng

Sutton Motel
26274 Hwy #48 R.R. #2 Sutton West, Ontario L0E 1R0 Phone: 905-722-5621 Contact: Tereza Troster

Briars Resort
55 Hedge Road R.R. #1 Jackson’s Point, Ontario L0E 1L0 905-722-3271 email: briars@ils.net web: http://www.briars.ca/ Contact Person: Sandi White

Elm Grove Trailer Park
R.R. #1 456 Catering Road Sutton West, Ontario L0E 1R0 Phone: 905-722-3693 Fax: 905-722-3693

 

The Sutton Fair would like to thank Claire Bunnik for her extensive work putting together this Agricultural Links page. If you have any relevant links you would like to see added to this page or any comments and/or suggestions, please drop us a line at info@suttonfair.com.