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Life on the Farm

When:
April 3, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
2018-04-03T19:30:00-04:00
2018-04-03T19:45:00-04:00
Where:
Oshawa Civic Recreation Complex
99 Thornton Rd S
Oshawa, ON L1J 5Y1
Canada
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Durham Region Branch OGS
Life on the Farm @ Oshawa Civic Recreation Complex | Oshawa | Ontario | Canada

LIFE ON THE FARM: YOUR ANCESTOR’S PLACE IN ONTARIO AGRICULTURE

Meeting of Durham Region Branch OGS
We often think of farming as a traditional occupation—something that hasn’t really changed much. But that is not and was never the case. Farmers had to react and adapt to changing conditions like climate, technology, economics, new markets and new competitors. Some farmers did more than adapt. They set out to be the most productive by innovating with new techniques and processes, products, and marketing. Farm journals and business records survive in many archives. Farmers may have had help and encouragement along the way from agricultural associations, community groups, government agencies, or private patrons. Digitization of many of the records of these pro-agriculture organizations has made them a viable source to help us understand the changes that were happening around our farming ancestors—and whether they were leading the way or following the pack.

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