Post#7 Toys R US…Farmer Version

An Ontario farmer and fellow social media enthusiast Wayne Black called Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show a Toys R US for farmers and after spending the day there it lived up to the billing.  At the end of the day, most of us farmers still have a little bit of the same boy or girl that loved playing in their sandbox with the “giant” dump truck and getting to play with big things is one of the best parts of our job.  COFS appeals to this love by collecting all of the biggest machines (and other various and sundry things associated with agriculture) into one tidy field.

COFS is the premiere farm show in Canada, there is no other venue that draws such a diverse set of exhibitors.  It could probably be asserted that if a company is in the business of agriculture in Canada then you will find them at COFS.

Today turned out to be an excellent day to attend, the weather was phenomenal and my feed salesman happened to show up which meant a very ‘important’ meeting had to take place in the beer tent.  In all seriousness, it was a great day and I picked up a couple ideas for to take back home.

The day started with an abbreviated version of chores and an hour long drive where I managed to take care of a couple things on the to do list from my Blackberry (don’t tell the OPP).  The morning was spent checking out the livestock exhibitors where I picked up a great idea for a cheap creep feeder at the Purina booth, (for you non-farmers, a creep feeder is something that holds feed for young piglets to help supplement their mothers milk).  Lunch may have been the highlight of the day; I enjoyed slow roasted Ontario Corn Fed Beef brisket that was out of this world.  The afternoon was spent browsing through some of the new equipment and chatting with lots of friends that I hadn’t seen in awhile, (along with my meeting with the salesman). I ended the day by attending a reception for Ontario Agricultural College alumni that was hosted by

That’s all for today, see you tomorrow,

To learn more about Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show visit

If you are interested in learning about Ontario Corn Fed Beef visit


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