Welcome to the OFA
OFA is the trusted, farmer-led organization for Ontario’s farming community. We use our grassroots voice to advocate for a sustainable farming and food sector on issues that impact our more than 38,000 farm members, our industry and our rural communities. We are working for Farms and Food Forever.
OFA Travel Discount Program
OFA members have access to a worldwide inventory of hotels and car rentals at exclusive discounted rates through the OFA Travel Discount Program.
OFA Research Day 2023
OFA is pleased to be hosting our third annual Research Day virtual event on Tuesday, March 28. The event will educate members and stakeholders on some of the current projects, initiatives and…
March 30, 2023
Ontario Processing Vegetable Growers 2023 Annual General Meeting
Mark your calendars to attend the Ontario Processing Vegetable Growers 2023 Annual General Meeting on March 30.
April 5, 2023
Canadian Dairy XPO
Located in the heart of Canadian dairy country, the Canadian Dairy XPO is Canada’s largest dairy showcase.
Latest Tweets by @OntarioFarms
A definite highlight of the Healthy, Vibrant Communities Summit was the facilitated discussion portion of the agenda. Thank you to the farmers, government reps, researchers, first responders & #mentalhealth advocates for brainstorming how we can continue to grow🌱this initiative… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1641514631016374288
🗣Psychotherapist,🐑farmer and advocate Lauren Van Ewyk shares “that the most critical piece is to consider others. The reality is that when we consider others and 🌱grow our concern for others we win the #mentalhealth stigma battle and build community” #ruralON #ontag
🗣A heartfelt thank you to Diane Bergsma of Three Oaks Respite Cabin for sharing your story and heart with summit attendees today. For more information on the cabin designed for farmers, first responders and their families visit https://www.threeoakscabin.com
🗣#TeamOFA’s Eastern Team Manager @JanineLunn provides a #mentalhealth resource update for #ontag. There are 3 programs under the Agriculture Wellness Ontario umbrella available to #ruralON and farmers. Visit http://AgricultureWellnessOntario.ca for more information.
🗣Paramedic Chief Randy Mellow of Peterborough County addresses summit attendees sharing first responder #mentalhealth concerns, research and resources. Highlighting many similarities between #ruralON #ontag and paramedics https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1641468335933071361
District Chief of Emergency Services Mike Robinson talks Fences, Fields, and Firetrucks: Remember to strengthen your wagon, mend your fences and keep your equipment ready when it comes to your mental wellness #FWI #ruralOn #mentalwellness
🗣Lessons from District Chief of Emergency Services Mike Robinson from the Township of Hamilton. “If you’re mentally weak you’re not ready. #Ontag spends hours prepping for planting & harvesting. Remember to prioritize your #mentalhealth so you show up at your best for others… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1641459928010293250
🗣Vice Chair of Eastern Ontario Warden’s Caucus & Warden of Peterborough County Bonnie Clark addresses attendees. Stressors are everywhere including ⬆️costs of crop inputs, unknown markets, health of livestock etc. Her advice is to talk more, share your stress, don’t keep it to… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1641456597439217665
Thank you to the @OntarioFarms for the invitation to speak at the Farmer Wellness Initiative.
Chair of the Western Ontario Warden’s Caucus Glen McNeil & Warden of Huron County addressing attendees. We agree it’s amazing what can be accomplished when we collaborate. Today’s room is full of farmers, government reps, first responders, researchers & advocates. Glen reminds… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1641453459562983424