Emma Lackey
Courtesy Lackey photo

OTTAWA – The Ottawa Valley Seed Growers Association announced last month that Emma Lackey will be joining the OVSGA as General Manager of the Ottawa Valley Farm Show, effective Dec. 1.

Lackey brings a wealth of agricultural communications, marketing and trade show experience. Her vast knowledge of Eastern Ontario agriculture will be a tremendous asset as the OVSGA celebrates 91 years of the Ottawa Valley Seed Growers and plans ahead to the 2018 Ottawa Valley Farm Show.

In an email to AgriNews, Lackey said she earned a BAH from Queen’s University, has a background in dairy farming, and a deep-rooted passion for agriculture. She grew up in North Gower and later moved to Navan but currently lives in Russell county. “I’m excited to be a part of the success of the Ottawa Valley Farm Show and to work with such a reputable association as the Ottawa Valley Seed Growers. Over the past couple of years, I have been the Marketing Communications Coordinator at Sevita International, a company committed to the success of crop producers across Eastern Canada. This opportunity with the farm show seems a natural association,” Lackey said.

The Ottawa Valley Farm Show is an excellent event for those in the industry as well as consumers who have become removed from agriculture. It showcases the advancements farming as an industry has made in terms of sustainability and responsibility and provides a venue to meet, share, and educate.