MPP Randy Pettapiece, marked the 20th Anniversary of Ontario Agriculture Week yesterday by asking the Legislative Assembly to reflect on the importance of the industry across Ontario and in Perth-Wellington.  Petttipiece gave credit to the MPP who started things 20 years ago who was the MPP for this riding.
Pettapiece said“It is a time to recognize and give thanks to the farm families who grow the nutritious and healthy food we enjoy year round.”  Perth County, agriculture represents in excess of $837 million in farm cash receipts. Former Perth-Middlesex MPP Bert Johnson established this annual celebration of agriculture in 1998 through a Private Member’s Bill. MPP Pettapiece had an opportunity to thank him this afternoon in the Legislature.