Statement of Purpose
The Aberfoyle Agricultural Society aims to increase the awareness of, and to improve the quality of agriculture, home crafts, and the rural lifestyle, by presenting an annual Fall Fair to exhibit livestock, produce, home crafts, pets and equipment. It also assists in 4H and Junior Garden Club activities.
One of Puslinch’s first community organizations, the Society played a large part in the education and development of agriculture, home life, and nutrition at a time when 80% of the population was involved directly in agriculture and rural life. Our first Fair was held in 1840.
The Society has a board to direct its activities, and the executive and additions to the board are elected annually by the membership. There are working committees for light horse, heavy horse, tractors, crops, garden, home craft, 4H and others.
Financing is from donations: provincial, municipal, corporate and private, and from membership fees and fair admissions.
We are guided by our constitution (amended January 1996) which is consistent with the aims and objectives of the Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies, of which we are a member.
There are approximately 150 members, representing all community and area age groups and interests. We welcome all new members and their ideas and not just Puslinch/Aberfoyle residents and appreciate anyone supporting our aims and objectives.