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AGM 2014 Highlights

July 18, 2014

On Thursday July 10th, OFT gathered for their 2014 Annual General Meeting. Gathering at one of Guelph’s most treasured sites —- the Ignatius Jesuit Centre and Farm— OFT celebrated its hard work and accomplishments over the past year, including the securement of another 150 acres of farmland, with the donation of an agricultural easement on Little Rock...

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Join us for OFT’s 10th Annual Members Meeting at 10:30 on July 10th in Guelph. Everyone is welcome! Come to meet the OFT team and other supporters, and learn about OFT’s accomplishments over the past year....

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Learn about our Farmland Forever  campaign, the Liberal’s commitment to create a provincial farm easement program, our recent policy submissions and more....

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A recent campaign commitment made by the Liberals is being welcomed by the Ontario Farmland Trust (OFT).  “It is very encouraging to hear political leaders formally recognize farmland protection as a key issue in this province, and also heartening that the approach of using easements that the OFT has pioneered in the province is being...

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The Ontario Farmland Trust is hoping to fill two new staff positions in the coming weeks: a part-time Membership & Communications Manager, and a summer student Office & Event Coordinator. We look forward to growing our staff team and expanding our impact on farmland protection across Ontario. Please share this information widely with anyone you...

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The Ontario Farmland Trust is seeking individuals who are passionate about saving Ontario’s farmland and have and interest in joining our Board of Directors. OFT would benefit from Board members with qualifications, skills or  experience in the following areas: • Fundraising and campaign development; • Farm business management, business planning and development; • Communications, marketing...

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In March, OFT was invited to be part of a very unique photography and garden exhibit at the Canada Blooms Garden Festival in Toronto. Two of OFT’s protected farms were featured here: Belain Farm and Little Rock Farm. The installation was titled, ‘SEVERANCE: A Journey Through Southwestern Ontario’s Agricultural Landscapes’. It was a large boxy...

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Deirdre Wright, presented with her "Watershed Legacy" Award from the Credit Valley Conservation.

OFT Donors Receive Awards

March 30, 2014

In March, at Credit Valley Conservation’s (CVC) ‘Friends of the Credit’ Awards ceremony, two of OFT’s easement donors, Deirdre Wright and Lorna Bethell, were honoured with ‘Watershed Legacy’ awards. The awards were given to recognize Deirdre and Lorna’s long-standing dedication to conservation – for their stewardship work with CVC over the years to plant trees...

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At the JFAO March Conference, the OFT was honoured with a cheque for $5000 as the Junior Farmer’s Association of Ontario’s Provincial Charity for 2013/2014! JFAO is an organization and network of young farm leaders across Ontario whose mission is to foster future rural leaders through self-help and community improvement. This particular award recognizes OFT’s...

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The Cornerstone Standards Council (CSC) has extended the consultation period for its Draft Responsible Aggregate Standards to March 21,2014....

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