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.
GUELPH, ON [November 10, 2020] – The Ontario Federation of Agriculture’s (OFA) Six by Sixteen food literacy initiative has cooked up something special to be launched during The Royal Agricultural Virtual Experience. With the help of Growing Chefs Ontario, Six by Sixteen is proud to announce the launch of a new virtual challenge.
GUELPH, ON [November 6, 2020] – On Wednesday, prior to yesterday’s official budget announcement, the Ontario government announced the allocation of nearly $1 billion to expand and improve rural broadband and cellular access.
GUELPH, ON [October 2, 2020] – The Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) is encouraged that the City of Burlington has endorsed a motion to proclaim an additional section of Bill 156 to ensure the safety and security of the public and workers in the region.
GUELPH, ON [October 1, 2020] – The Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) would like to extend our gratitude to the Hon. Minister of Government and Consumer Services Lisa Thompson and her staff for ensuring organizations like OFA are not negatively impacted by unintentional consequences when the Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA) is brought into effect.
GUELPH, ON [September 1, 2020] – The Ontario government took swift action yesterday to better protect the safety and security of the food supply chain across the province with the proclamation of key sections under the Security from Trespass and Protecting Food Safety Act, 2020. Beginning September 2, 2020, sections of the Act will be in force to further prevent persons from stopping, obstructing, engaging or interfering with livestock transportation vehicles.