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Cow Appreciation Day!

July 10, 2017

Did you know that Ontario Farmland Trust protects 4 farms that raise beef or dairy cattle? We ‘herd’ you would be interested in some ‘a-moo-sing’ facts on cattle farming in Ontario so you can see how important the beef and dairy industries are to our agricultural sector and to the provincial economy. Currently, the beef...

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2017 AGM a Success

July 10, 2017

The 2017 Annual General Meeting was a success, all thanks to Ontario Farmland Trust’s supporters, staff, and dedicated board members, along with the hospitality of the rare Charitable Research Reserve. The event began with our formal Annual General Meeting which was lead by several board members. Our Chair, Norman Ragetlie, celebrated his last meeting with Ontario Farmland Trust....

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This family farm is a beautiful 175-acre farm located in Simcoe County. It is home to Dolly the llama who would like to share her story with you: Hello, My name is Dolly Llama, and I live on a 175-acre farm near Collingwood, ON. I live on this farm with my extended family of humans, animals, plants,...

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OFT is pleased to welcome its newest Farmland Program Assistant to the team for a work placement during the months of July and into August. Andrew is excited to contribute to the promotion and advancement of OFT’s mission. He will be a representative of OFT at community events. He will also be working on fundraising...

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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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