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Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show proposes to buy part of land base and build demonstration farm

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 15, 2020

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The Ontario government plans to sell a portion of the Woodstock Research Station to the owners of Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show (COFS), Glacier FarmMedia.

Currently, the farm show leases Section 1 of the Woodstock Research Station property from the Agricultural Research Institute of Ontario (ARIO) for the purpose of operating Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show, held each September.

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This proposed sale of 100 acres would secure a permanent home for COFS, the province says. The additional land the site uses would continue to be leased.

The company says it plans to build a demonstration farm on site, including a soil health and sustainability centre, and a student-centred learning area in partnership with Grain Farmers of Ontario.

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Finalization of the sale is contingent on fulfillment of the duty to consult and all legal requirements, the province says. The financial details of the proposal were not disclosed.