Public Speaking

Walkerton Rotary International 2014

Dan Needles Guest SpeakerDan is frequently asked to speak at conferences and banquets across the country, making us laugh about the old rural community and the way it meets the modern world. He has a variety of talks, including “Farmer Thinking”, “A Stroll Down the Seventh Line of Persephone Township” and “Land and Stewardship.”

For 30 years and from more than a thousand platforms, Dan has entertained audiences ranging from the Perth County Holstein Club Ladies Night to the Muck Soils Research Station in Bradford. He has appeared for the Canadian Club, The Canadian Bar Association, Royal Bank, the Royal Winter Fair, the Outdoor Farm Show, the Writer’s Development Trust, Read for the Cure, the Farm Business Conference, Innovative Farmers of Ontario and many other organizations from B.C to the Maritimes. In 2014, he spoke to an audience of 2,000 for the church service held during the International Plowing Match in Stratford, Ont.

Last year, in addition to his speaking appearances he gave the colour commentary for the Canadian Sheep Shearing Championships in Holstein, Ontario and held a number of creative writing sessions on scene writing at various libraries around Ontario. This year he gives his annual ‘Mayor of Mariposa’ address at the Awards Banquet for the Stephen Leacock  Associates in Orillia in June and is entertaining at a number of Federation of Agriculture 75th anniversary events around the province.

To enquire about getting Dan to speak at your next event, you may inquire through‎ or or contact us directly for fees and terms at .

An interview at the Lakefield Literary Festival with Richard Scarsbrook


Click to see Dan’s Speaking Engagement Schedule