Royal Agricultural Winter Fair makes dairy education a significant feature
October 31, 2022 by Manure Manager
The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair will expand upon its years-long partnership with the Dairy Farmers of Ontario, creating a new immersive, educational experience based around dairy for this year’s fair.
The Dairy Education Centre Presented by Dairy Farmers of Ontario is a 4000-square foot exhibit space space in the fair’s Farm‑to‑Table Discovery Zone. It will feature a new free stall cow enclosure with live cows and a custom-built, state-of-the-art milkhouse by Norwell Dairy Systems. Guests can get an up-close view of dairy cow care, dairy calves and the entire milking process. Scheduled milking demonstrations conducted by expert Ontario dairy educators will create an interactive learning experience for all attendees of the Royal this year.
Cheryl Smith, CEO of the Dairy Farmers of Ontario, says the centre will promote “learning for all ages through the journey of milk, while giving guests an up‑close view of a modern dairy farm.”
The fair will be held Nov. 4 to 13 in Toronto at Exhibition Place. This year’s fair marked the hundredth anniversary of the event.