GUELPH, ON [March 25, 2020] – The last two weeks have sent our country into a set of dynamics that many of us have only read about, witnessed from a distance or perhaps never thought would impact us personally. But here we are, living with a new reality. The Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) understands it’s been a rapidly evolving situation with a lot of uncertainty, but Ontario’s agri-food system has persevered to remain strong, reliable and accessible throughout this health crisis.
GUELPH, ON [March 18, 2020] – OFA appreciates the government’s swift action to protect the health and safety of our citizens and communities. We recognize and embrace the need to take every reasonable precaution to address the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic and protect the health of all Canadians and we are a committed partner in developing solutions.
GUELPH, ON [March 17, 2020] – In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) is reassuring Ontarians about the strength and safety of the local food supply system. Despite consumer concerns with availability, Canadian and Ontario products continue to be produced, processed and distributed through our food distribution networks across the province.
GUELPH, ON [February 20, 2020] – Ontarians will now have a day dedicated to local food – Food Day Ontario – thanks to a private member’s bill proposed by MPP Vincent Ke. Bill 163, Food Day Ontario (Food Day Canada in Ontario) Act, 2019 was introduced to the legislature in December 2019 and completed second reading at Queen’s Park today.
GUELPH, ON [December 9, 2019] – Three leading agri-food organizations came together at Queen’s Park to highlight growth opportunities for food production and processing, explain the significant economic impact of the sector and outline necessary infrastructure investments to expand the industry.
GUELPH, ON [December 3, 2019] – The Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) joins livestock organizations in applauding the provincial government on the introduction of new legislation to protect farmers, livestock and our food supply – Security from Trespass and Protecting Food Safety Act, 2019.
GUELPH, ON [November 19, 2019] – Members of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) gathered in Hamilton, ON this week for the organization’s Annual General Meeting (AGM), November 18-19, 2019.
Guelph, ON [November 18, 2019] – Three Ontario post-secondary students were awarded education bursaries today at the Ontario Federation of Agriculture’s (OFA) Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Hamilton, ON.
GUELPH, ON [October 22, 2019] – The Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) congratulates Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his new minority Liberal government. As the largest general farm organization in Canada, OFA looks forward to working with the new government, and returning and newly elected MPs, to continue to strengthen the opportunities for agri-food sector and rural communities in Ontario and across Canada.
GUELPH, ON [July 2, 2019] – The Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) is excited to announce that Cathy Lennon has been hired as its new general manager. Cathy will take over the reins as general manager of OFA, following the retirement of Neil Currie on August 30, 2019. A long-time agricultural leader and advocate for the sector, Lennon brings more than 20 years of experience to lead Ontario’s largest general farm organization.