On April 13, 110 famers, processors and agriculture business representatives gathered in Elora for the first time since 2019 to participate in Farm & Food Care Ontario’s (FFCO) annual conference.

Forty participants also joined FFCO virtually from across the province to listen to speakers like Tim May, known as Farmer Tim on social media, comedian Bill Carr and others.

A panel discussion gave the perspectives of four FFCO members. Marianne Edward, Sheldon Creek Dairy; Mike Buis, Buis Beef and Bloomfield Feed Company; Kevin Snyder, Snyder Heritage Farms and Erin McLean, McLean Berry Farms talked about lessons learned during Covid - both the challenges that they faced and successes that they've experienced.