Durham Agricultural Advisory Committee (DAAC)

2014 Farm Tour

On September 11, 2014, the Durham Agricultural Advisory Committee (DAAC) hosted its 12th annual farm tour in the Municipality of Clarington at "Gallery on the Farm".

The theme for this year's tour was "The Evolution of Gallery on the Farm". The event began with a luncheon featuring local food including organic beef from the host farm. Landowner Eric Bowman delivered the keynote address to provide a first-hand glimpse into the evolution of his family's property. Four generations of Bowmans have been land stewards in Enniskillen, dating back to 1929. Eric is also a painter who sells his art in the on-farm store (La Ferme Bow-tique) with the other local artists who co-op with the Bowmans.

Four demonstration areas were set up across the Bowman's property, including:

Participants in this year's tour included representatives from various levels of government, the educational sector and public agencies. Attendees had the opportunity to meet and hear from agricultural leaders, ask questions, and learn firsthand about issues and trends affecting Durham's vital agricultural industry. Approximately 100 people took part in the event.

A group of cows