Perth County celebrates excellence in agriculture and the people who make it happen

At the Gala, John and Mary McIntosh were presented the Annual Agricultural Recognition Award to honour their contribution to agriculture in Perth County.
This past Saturday, Nov. 21, Perth County Federation of Agriculture (PCFA) held its inaugural Harvest Gala. With almost 300 tickets sold, Perth County’s producers, processors, and business allies celebrated the work of the agriculture industry.
In deciding to hold the event, the PCFA felt that, as other county sectors often hold such events, agriculture is also worthy of such a celebration. The Harvest Gala was a social event to bring together those who appreciate and recognize the importance of agriculture to the local economy and culture. The night was an opportunity to network, as well as to celebrate Perth Agriculture’s economic, social and cultural leadership.
For numerous years, the PCFA has awarded an Agricultural Recognition Award. The award is in honour of individuals’ contributions to Perth agriculture and community initiatives. The recipients for 2015, John & Mary McIntosh of Avonbank, demonstrated not only a strong commitment to agriculture, but also to the betterment of their community and Perth County as a whole. The Gala crowd was well aware of their noted involvement and many, many contributions to agriculture and the community.
The Perth Harvest Gala focused not only on celebration but also supporting local food and business. The services and food for the Gala were all either Perth County sourced, or products of Ontario. Thus, organizers and attendees enjoyed a high quality event due to all of the individuals and businesses involved.
The organizers thank all that attended, supported and were involved; the enthusiasm for next year is already building. The proceeds of the Gala will support education for agriculture efforts within Perth County.
Perth County Federation of Agriculture will be hosting their Annual Meeting Friday, Dec. 4, at the Mitchell Golf & Curling Club beginning at 6:00 pm. For tickets, contact Perth County Federation of Agriculture at or call 1 866 829 8866.