The Pre-Seeding Barbecue

Better known as the Farmer’s Stag

2024 Pre Seeding BBQ - April 12, 2024

Launched in 2001, the annual Farmers’ Pre-Seeding BBQ has become a tradition within the area’s agricultural community. Each year, tickets are sold for the steak dinner and more than 100 local businesses support the BBQ’s charity auction. Many of those businesses have supported the BBQ throughout its 20-year history. The event has raised over $300,000 to date. 

After a three year absence due to COVID, the Farmers’ Pre-Seeding BBQ returned and was held on April 14. We look forward to hosting the BBQ again in 2024! The proceeds from the BBQ and the Annual Ladies’ Night Out support the Palmerston Fair and donate to these local services:  Palmerston Fire Department, Palmerston Community Centre, Minto Mental Health, Minto After School Program, Palmerston Hospital Foundation, Norwell District Secondary School LEAF Program, Palmerston School Snack Programs, Rural Women’s Shelter, Ambassador Scholarship, and Palmerston Railway Museum.

THANK YOU to the VOLUNTEERS who organize this networking event and to the FARMERS and BUSINESSES who support it. The communal effort is essential for the BBQ’s success year after year.


Tony Johnson, Jason Schneider, Keith Sweeney, Dale Connell, Darrell Schneider, Cole Schneider, Jeff Steenbergen, 

Michael Holzworth, Luke Hartung

Thank You to all of our Sponsors

Ace Strong Excavating
Advanced Construction Equipment
Allan Johnston Limited
Argis 2000 Ltd.
Atwood Farm Supply
Ashland Transport
B & B Seed Supply
Bailey Repair Service
Blacks Financial Services Inc.
Bluewave Energy
Bogaert, Chris & Sheila
Boyd’s Farm Supply
Bramhill Truck Centre
Bridge Country Feeds
The Brown Group
C&M Seeds
Calray Automotive
Capri Hair Styling
Cargill Ag Horizons
Chalmers Fuels
Conestoga Agri Systems
Connell Seeds

Conway Furniture
Country Air
Craig Financial
Daco Laboratories Ltd.
D’Arcey Construction
D’Arccy Sand & Gravel Ltd.
Donegan’s Haulage
Dundee Wealth Management
Dynamic Maintenance
Elma Steel
Elmer Ellison
Elmira Farm Service
Eric Cox Sanitation
Ernewein Ltd.
FS Partners – Drayton
Farm Credit Canada
Grant’s Service Centre
Gray’s Auction Service
Hanna & Hamilton Construction Ltd
Harkness Equipment
Harriston Home Hardware
Harriston Motors
Harriston Packing
Hasta Farms
Heartland Animal Hospital

Heritage Builders Ltd.
Hohnsteln Excavating
Holborn Farms
Holmes Agra
Huron Tractor
J.H. Keeso & Sons Ltd.
Jones Feed Mill Ltd.
Ken Black Electric
L&M Market, Palmerston
Larry Grummett Insurance Broker Ltd.
Larry Hudson Pontiac Buick
Lincoln Smith & Sons Lumber
Listowel Farm Supply
Long’s Home Hardware
Mapleton Trailers
Marquardt Farm Drainage Ltd.
Matco Tools Cory Purcell
Meulensteen Tire and Auto Service
Midwestern Equipment
Murphy’s Tim-BR Mart
Murray Group
Nlieuwland Feed & Supply
Noble Enterprises
Norsco Sports
North Wellington Co-operative
Norwich Packers

Palmerston Grain
Palmerston Home Hardware
Palmerston Rent-All
Palmrose Plaza
Perth Ag Partners
Pete Henderson Carpentry
Pit King Ltd.
Pride Seeds
Roberts Farm Equipment
S&S Trucking
Shantz Car Wash
Southbrae Enterprises Inc.
Speare Seeds
Stoltz Sales & Service
Stones ‘n More Landscape
TD Tech Solutions
W.R. Checkley Ltd – Custom Farming
Watson’s Home Hardware
Weber Contracting
Williams Drainage J
W-S Feed & Supply
Zemmelink. Richard & Tracy