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September 21, 2021

56th Annual Grey Bruce Farmers Week 2022

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Grey Bruce Agricultural Services in Markdale has announced that the format for the Grey Bruce Farmers' Week Conference will be online in January of 2022.

The Grey Bruce Farmers' Week Committee, with the support of their Premier Sponsor FCC, plan to deliver their conference virtually, for the second year in a row. GBFW has taken place for 55 years. It will continue in its 56th year, online. To co-ordinate this online delivery to its fullest potential, the committee decided to choose this path now, rather than rushing to Plan B closer to the conference dates in January. GBFW is recognized as one of the most well-organized conferences in Ontario. By pivoting now, coordinators can ensure that the quality is maintained.

The GBFW is available to anyone, from anywhere. Without the requirement for speakers to travel, the conference can draw from a broader pool of presenters – Sheep Day will feature a veterinarian from the UK. There will still be industry updates, producer mingle periods, speaker Q&As, producer panels, and of course, the top-notch educational content that is expected of GBFW.

"Our Virtual #GBFW21 was incredible, and we learned a lot!  So, we will build upon the strengths of our first ever virtual conference, to tweak and create an even better Virtual #GBFW22.  An example of one of our adaptations is that our first day, Jan 4, will be Check Your Tech Tuesday (CYTT). This will be an opportunity for everyone to get comfortable with the platform, make sure their technology works, check out the sponsors and supporters, and listen to some dynamite speakers!  Anyone with a ticket for any of the days will get a complimentary ticket to CYTT", says Lori Smith Vice President and Office Co-ordinator at Grey Bruce Agricultural Services.

To find more information about Grey Bruce Farmers’ Week 2022, including speaker profiles, daily agendas, sponsors, exhibitors, and how to register, please go to the website,

Lastly, don’t forget to mark the GBFW22 dates on your calendar – you sure won’t want to miss them!

Check Your Tech Tuesday – January 4th, 2022 

Beef Day – Wednesday, January 5th, 2022 
Dairy Day – Thursday, January 6th, 2022 
Goat Day – Friday, January 7th, 2022 
Sheep Day – Saturday, January 8th, 2022 
Ecological Day – Monday, January 10th, 2022 Crops Day – Tuesday, January 11th, 2022

Follow GBFW on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @GBFarmersWeek #GBFW22.  

Go to the GBFW website at or email,

Between now and January, the GBFW Committee hopes that everyone remains safe and healthy! They look forward to seeing familiar names and faces, and new ones, during the #GBFW22 virtual conference.


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