Meet the 2021 Rockton Agricultural Society Board
Born in Burlington Ontario. I was so grateful to go from city kid to country kid by the time I was 5 years old. Growing up on a hobby farm in Carlisle was the best part of my childhood. I enjoy anything that has to do with the farm, from taking care of the livestock to bringing in the Hay. I have always attended the Rockton Fair from as far back as I can remember. And 20 years ago I was the first in our family to join the Rockton fair as a member. Since then I have convinced my husband and two girls to join me. Volunteering at the fair and Dinner Theatre.
1st Vice President
Born and raised on a dairy farm in Troy, Ontario; around the corner from the fair and have attended the fair since I was a baby. I have since moved from Troy and now call the city of Guelph my home. I am a past Rockton School Fair exhibitor, Junior Department exhibitor, scholarship winner, and 4-H dairy competitor. Now, sitting on the personnel committee, finance committee, 4-H dairy committee, and 4-H clipper competition committee. I graduated from the University of Guelph with a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Food and Agriculture in the spring of 2017. Currently employed at TD Agricultural Services as an Agricultural Account Manager servicing Mount Forest and surrounding areas.
2nd Vice President
Currently the Chair of Parking & Admissions, I have been a volunteer with the RAS for over a decade and have actually lost count. I was born and raised in the area, and while I didn’t grow up on a farm, have family in the farming business which led me to have my own experiences with farming, 4-H, and volunteering. My goal as the Chair of P & A is to ensure that everyone coming to our gates has a great customer service experience when they get there, and it extends to every aspect of volunteer interaction they have resulting in enjoyable memories of the Fair.
My name is Marjorie “Marj” Ford. I have been an active member of the Rockton Agricultural Society for over 25 years. I have taken on many roles here with the RAS including starting the collection of preemie baby blankets and antique committee, co-chair of scholarship committee,committee chair for AG ED, the craft building and kitchen chair for dinner theatre. I was also on the hobby committee and was lady chair in 2004. When I am away from the hustle and bustle of RAS life, I spend my time with my boys, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The people closest to me would say I am friendly, passionate and open minded and of course.. funny.
Born and raised in Wentworth County, I have been involved with the Rockton Agricultural Society since the age of 12, showing sheep through 4-H, volunteering for garbage cleanup, parking shifts, the Ag-Alive Tent, etc. I've sung "Oh Canada" for the opening ceremonies of the Fair on multiple occasions. I've entered baking and projects for judging. I have volunteered with the Rockton Dinner Theatre, both on and off the stage, as well as in the kitchen. In more recent years I have volunteered with the Demolition Derby cleanup. I am a 4-H alumni, a past member of the Wentworth Junior Farmers, and am proud to volunteer with the RAS. I look forward to seeing what the future holds in store for Rockton Fair.
Grew up in Greensville, Ontario. Oldest of three children, winner of 1956 Rockton Fair baby contest! My first job was a truck mechanic at Murrays' Mobile Service in Waterdown. From there I went on to work for corporate Mack Trucks Inc, In Toronto. Now I am working for Vision Truck Group in Cambridge. I have lived in Ancaster for 30 years. I have a 26 year old son Jamie, 24 year old daughter Alex and dog named Bear. My hobbies include antique trucks, sailing, cooking & travelling. Over the past several years my grandmother ,aunt, several cousins & friends have been involved in activities at the Rockton Fair, including the Fair Queen.
Josh Santa Barbara
Lifelong area resident who has been involved in the parking and admission committee for many years. Father of two teenage children. Past President ( 1999-2000 ) of the Rotary Club of Ancaster. Frequent helper of the Rockton Lions Club. Longtime server at the Rockton Dinner Theatre who now bakes pies for the same! Self employed financial advisor since 1992. Owned a farm with Texas Longhorn cattle up until 2013. Loves travel, cycling, pick up hockey, running and cooking. Looking forward to working with other board and committee members to make the fair even better than it is!