One-Of-A-Kind Facility Coming To Central Huron
McGuinty Government Invests in Equine and Agricultural Centre
Ontario is helping the Municipality of Central Huron and its partners transform an existing school building into a state-of-the-art equine and agricultural centre.
The province's $500,000-investment will help create the Regional Equine & Agricultural Centre of Huron. When completed, the facility will be used for education and recreation, offering innovative programs developed with industry partners.
The funding is part of the Rural Economic Development Program which invests in community-based projects in three priority areas:
- Revitalized communities and downtowns
- Enhanced skills training
- Improved access to health care services.
- Since 2003, Ontario has invested $53 million in 167 projects through the Rural Economic Development Program.
- The new facility will provide services unavailable in any other rural community in Southwestern Ontario.
- The Central Huron area has been home to numerous famous trotting and pacing.
“This project will provide opportunities for young people to attain skills and access to higher education, apprenticeship training and better paying jobs. Flexible educational programs will also provide farmers with needed skill sets to run existing family farm operations and will help them stay on top of emerging trends.”
“Through this project, we will have the resources to heighten interest in local agricultural and equine businesses. Horse owners, enthusiasts and urban visitors will have a place to attend trade shows, fairs and sales within our community.”
Reeve Bert Dykstra