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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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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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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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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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OFT is pleased to announce that together with your support, we have permanently protected our 12th Ontario farm. The 90.2 acre farm, located within Guelph-Eramosa Township, contains many important agricultural and ecological features that are now preserved forever. An easement agreement was placed on the property by the Ontario Farmland Trust in late November. The farm produces a...

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November has been a historic moment for farmland protection in Ontario. For the first time, all of the province’s major farm organizations, representing some 52,000 farms and 78,000 farmers, have come together to call on the provincial government to freeze urban boundaries to prevent urban sprawl and protect farmland within the Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH)....

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