The Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) is grateful for the prompt financial assistance to ensure farmers in Rainy River, Kenora and Dryden have access to water and feed to sustain their herds. It will also ensure the continued viability of the farming and food sector in northern Ontario.
Today, the Ontario government announced a shuffle in its cabinet, resulting in several key members and ministerial positions changing hands. A notable change impacting the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) and its members is the departure of Hon. Ernie Hardman as Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. Hon. Lisa Thompson will take over the reins leading the agriculture and rural portfolio in Ontario.
A silver lining of the COVID-19 pandemic and our transition to a virtual world has been the reduced operating costs of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) and a surplus budget that has provided an opportunity to invest in communities across the province.
The Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) welcomes the provincial government’s plan to bring affordable energy to more families, farms and businesses by expanding access to natural gas in rural, Northern and Indigenous communities.
Farmland that supports food production is a finite and shrinking resource. Once it’s paved over, it’s gone forever. That’s the message behind Home Grown, a new advocacy campaign launched by the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA).
The Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) has engaged Agri-Food Economic Systems to conduct a financial assessment and analysis of the cost the federal carbon tax burden will have on Ontario’s agriculture industry.
The Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) is proud to unveil a new online hub for Francophone farmers hosting an array of policy and programming resources, fact sheets, guides and additional information to support our Franco-Ontarian membership.
The Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) is proud to launch an online training program for workers new to the agricultural sector, created in partnership with the University of Guelph – Ridgetown Campus Business Development Centre. The Ontario Agriculture Worker Safety and Awareness Certificate is geared towards helping job seekers become more familiar with on-farm safety, while making it easier for employers to train new hires.
GUELPH, ON [December 9, 2020] – The Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) is pleased to announce a new project, Our AgriCulture: Cultivating Opportunities for Ontario’s Francophone Farm Families, funded through the Ministry of Francophone Affairs.
GUELPH, ON [December 7, 2020] – Ontario’s conservation authorities provide a watershed level planning perspective that transcends municipal borders, one that the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) supports and one that deserves support, not only from the province but also from municipalities.