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We are bringing back this important video from Hellman’s Eat Real, Eat Local Campaign. This message continues to be as important today as when the video was first released. We continue to lose important farmland in Ontario every day. Without local farmland there will not be any local food. Help us protect local farmland for...

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Join us for our annual members meeting on Wednesday, June 21st from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. We are hosting the AGM at the rare Charitable Research Reserve – 768 Blair Road, Cambridge Attend our AGM, and enjoy lunch while meeting OFT members and the Board of Directors. To finish the day, explore rare’s diverse landscape with...

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OFT is pleased to announce and welcome two new Farmland Program Assistants to our team this summer. Sarah and Julia will be working alongside OFT’s Executive Director, staff and volunteers to promote our mission.  They will be representing OFT at community events, as well as taking on research, fundraising, and office responsibilities. Sarah is going...

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It’s great news for farmland protection in Canada – the Alberta Government announced in March that they will be handing out almost $9 million to six not-for-profit groups through its Alberta Land Trust Grant Program to permanently protect ranchlands and watersheds . Through this funding program, hundreds of hectares of natural and agricultural lands will now...

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I am a soil particle.  I am the backbone of a farmer’s field. Together with my mineral, fungi, bacteria and soil microorganism friends we help provide nutrients for plant growth, absorb and hold rainwater for use during dryer periods, filter and buffer potential pollutants from leaving our fields, and serve as a firm foundation for...

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What do you think is in store for farming and farmland protection in Ontario? At this year’s Farmland Forum, in Orillia Ontario, over 120 planners, councillors, students, and academics presented and discussed this very question. Our morning Keynote Speaker, Dan Longboat of Trent University, spoke to visitors about an Indigenous perspective of farming and farmland...

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Toronto, ON – The Neptis Foundation, an independent planning think tank released a new report today that looks at disturbing trends in land use planning in rural towns and villages across the Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH) Region. The report shows that rural communities, including those in places such as Simcoe County, are being targeted for...

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The Ontario Greenbelt Plan has been in the news a lot lately, with the Co-ordinated Land Use Planning Review set to wrap up this spring. This review process has worked hard to update the Province’s four region-wide land use plans that coordinate urban growth, while also protecting agriculture and environmental features in the Greater Golden...

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Summer students will work closely with Ontario Farmland Trust’s Executive Director, staff, and volunteers to increase our membership base, attend events and promote our mission. Click here for more information. Help us protect farmland forever and apply today!          ...

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Participate in our photo contest and tell us why you love farmland. Here’s how: Post a photo on your social media showing us why you love farmland. Use the hashtag #OFTFarmlandLove Post your photo by Feb 28th to be entered to win a ticket to our 2017 Farmland Forum. Photos shared with the OFT may...

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