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The Co-operators offers unique and flexible insurance plans

August 18, 2017

Are you thinking about insurance? The Co-operators offers OFA members access to exclusive insurance coverage and savings.

OFA members have the option to choose from farm insurance, home, travel insurance or health, dental and life insurance through one of Canada’s foremost agriculture insurance providers.

Every plan is unique and will be designed for your specific needs.

For more information, click here or contact your local Co-operators Financial Advisor.


OFA showcases greenhouse industry to MPPs at 2017 Field Day

August 16, 2017

A vertically integrated English cucumber farm in Dundas, ON was the venue for OFA’s 2017 Field Day held on Thursday, August 10. The annual summer event is an opportunity to engage with MPPs and their staff in an informal rural setting.

This year’s event was hosted by Beverly Greenhouses, which is owned and operated by brothers Jan and Dale VanderHout. The innovative and progressive family farm offered a great opportunity to showcase Ontario’s greenhouse industry.

More than 60 people attended Field Day, experiencing the innovation and diversity that fuels our provincial agri-food sector. MPPs and staff enjoyed a tour of the cucumber greenhouse, packing plant and lunched on locally grown and produced Ontario food.

OFA was able to start and continue conversations about new and ongoing issues affecting our 36,000 farm business members. Many of the discussions at Field Day will carry on into the fall legislative session as part of OFA’s ongoing advocacy efforts.

Click here to view event photos.


National Leasing offers affordable & flexible options

August 11, 2017

OFA and National Leasing have teamed up to bring OFA members alternative business financing solutions. As a benefit of membership, OFA members are eligible to receive up to $200 off their first lease payment on new or used farm equipment when they establish a lease line of credit. National Leasing offers affordable leasing options and flexibility in acquiring new and used equipment for your farm business. 

To find out why you should lease with National Leasing, watch their YouTube video and visit them online.

Learn more about affordable leasing options by contacting Agricultural Leasing Specialist Natalee Pollard at natalee.pollard@nationalleasing.com or 1-877-242-2202 Ext. 5898.