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.
GUELPH, ON [December 4, 2020] — More than ever, we understand the critical importance of maintaining a steady and reliable food supply and protecting the safety of those who feed us. Today, the Ontario government announced the proclamation of the Security from Trespass and Protecting Food Safety Act, 2020.
The Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) has launched a series of videos to assist producers with online training and shed some light on the opportunities for careers in agriculture. The Focus on Food and Focus on Livestock video series is part of the Feeding Your Future project, a Canadian Agricultural Partnership initiative to connect job seekers to employers in the agri-food sector, and to provide unique training opportunities during the pandemic and beyond.
GUELPH, ON [November 24, 2020] – More than 270 delegates from 50 county federations and 18 commodity organizations representing the grassroots voice of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) attended the organization’s 2020 Virtual Annual General Meeting (AGM). The event, which took place on Monday, November 23, featured a jam-packed agenda showcased by addresses from government leaders, Director-at-Large election, bylaw ratification, year in review video, dynamic keynote speaker, resolutions and concluding with acknowledgment of the bursary winners.
GUELPH, ON [November 23, 2020] – The Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) is preparing for a year of growth and opportunities for the agri-food sector with a new leader at the helm. Peggy Brekveld has been elected as OFA’s 32nd President and the third female President in the organization’s history. She will serve in the position for a one-year term.
GUELPH, ON [November 23, 2020] – With a record number of attendees, delegates of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) 2020 Virtual Annual General Meeting (AGM) voted in favour of passing OFA bylaw 20-1 that will now allow the Board of Directors the ability to elect its Executive Committee. More than 270 delegates from 50 county federations and 18 commodity groups participated in the event, representing the voice of the organization’s grassroots.
GUELPH, ON [November 12, 2020] – Ontario’s three general farm organizations the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA), Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario (CFFO) and the National Farmers Union – Ontario (NFU-O) are very pleased to share with their membership that a settlement has been reached with respect to the Freedom of Information (FOI) request for a list of names of all Farm Business Registrants.