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General updates, posts, media, and news releases by the Ontario Farmland Trust.

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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Every year, the “country takes on the city” for just over a week long event in Toronto.  If the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair is something you’ve never been to before, make sure to add it to the to-do list for next Fall!  We’re sure many people have already started a countdown started for next year. ...

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On October 19th – 21st, the Ontario Farmland Trust attended the Ontario Land Trust Alliance’s (OLTA) annual 3 day gathering in Orillia, Ontario. OLTA is a charity that supports and builds on the land trust movement by guiding Ontario’s land trusts as they work to protect land. This year, OLTA’s annual event titled ‘Inspiring Conservation...

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OFT is excited to announce new funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to support the development of a partnership model for managing protected farmlands. This funding is part of the Seed grant stream and will help provide OFT with the ‘seed’ capacity needed to explore partnership models with two other land trust organizations: the Bruce...

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OFT is pleased to announce and welcome our new Executive Director, Kathryn Enders. Kathryn has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography from Brock University, and a Master of Environmental Studies degree from the University of Waterloo.  She recently completed a certificate in Management and Leadership at Laurier University. She spent eight years working for...

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Jane’s Walks occur in many cities and towns and are named after urban planner Jane Jacobs who encouraged the development of walkable communities. On May 6, a group including OFT Board Member and Chair of the Land Securement Committee, Larry Rosevear participated in a Jane’s Walk through the Maitland Woods and John Hindmarsh Trail. This...

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