OFA provides comments to the Ontario AgriFood Innovation Alliance Research Program – Tier 1 regarding Connected Farms in Ontario: An evidence-based awareness and action campaign. On behalf of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA), I would like to express our support of the application being submitted by Dr. Helen Hambly and the Regional and Rural Broadband (R2B2) team at the University of Guelph for funding from Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance Research Program – Tier I for the proposal titled, “Connected Farms Ontario: An evidence-based awareness and action campaign”. OFA membership continues to put broadband access in the top three priorities for agri-food business and family farms. When COVID-19 hit, farm businesses rapidly sought information for problem solving and action to improve their broadband Internet access. While some OFA members are aware of the new government and private-sector projects underway across the province, more awareness building is needed to support broadband deployment across rural areas. OFA intends to work with R2B2 to develop clear, targeted communications and strategies for improved connectivity for everyone in rural communities. Through this type of engaged action, and with the support of the KTT program, we anticipate that greater commitment and changes are possible.