Regional meeting season has officially kicked-off across Ontario. These locally hosted Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) meetings offer the opportunity for members to get involved and engaged in matters that directly impact their farms, businesses and communities.
The primary function of these meetings is to offer an open forum to hold elections for local delegates, Policy Advisory Council (PAC) and alternates for these positions; all of which offer valuable networking, learning and leadership development opportunities. Elected delegates will represent their respective counties and regions at OFA’s Annual General Meeting in London on November 21-22, 2022, participating in discussions and workshops on emerging trends in agriculture and voting on resolutions to address key topics heading into 2023.
On the fence about attending? Here are three reasons why it’s important as an OFA member to get involved and attend:
- Standing up for local and regional issues – Regional meetings offer an open space to bring forward concerns, issues and priorities to your federation.
- Vote for leadership and representation – Attendees will vote for members to get involved in OFA’s work at the provincial level, representing your area on the Policy Advisory Council and as delegates to the 2022 Annual General Meeting.
- Learn more about your local federation – Find out about the various activities, events and programs your federation is involved in helping promote agriculture in your local community.
As a grassroots organization, we value the input of our members. With a unified voice, our local federations can continue to help us make a difference in shaping Ontario’s dynamic agriculture industry.
Regional meeting dates and locations
See below for a list of regional meeting dates, times and locations. The location for each meeting is listed under the county name. Please contact the Member Service Representative (MSR) in your area for more information, including meeting details and election nominations. Find your local MSR at ofa.on.ca/msr.