Upcoming Farmland Protection Presentations

Throughout February and March, the Ontario Farmland Trust is partnering with organizations around the Greater Golden Horseshoe to host info sessions/Q&As about farmland protection tools and strategies.

The Ontario Farmland Trust will be discussing topics that include:

  • How provincial policies (i.e. the Greenbelt and Growth Plan) protect farmland
  • How farmland protection benefits farmers and the agri-food sector
  • Farmland Easement Agreements

**Check back for additional dates and locations**

Presentation Dates & Location

February 13th – Langford Schoolhouse, 1694 Colborne St. E., Brantford – 6:30 – 9:00pm

OFT is joined by Better Brant to host an info session discussing the Greenbelt and Growth Plan policies and the use of Farmland Easement Agreements to protect farmland. The evening will wrap up with a new farmer/landowner mixer led by Better Brant.

For more information and to RSVP, visit: https://betterbrant.ca/2019/02/07/whats-happening-in-your-backyard/

February 21st – Puslinch Community Centre, Alf Hales Room, 23 Brock Rd. S., Puslinch – 6:30 – 8:30pm

OFT is joined by the Wellington Water Watchers to discuss threats to farmland and water resources in Wellington County and tools/strategies available for protection.

For more information and to RSVP, visit: https://wellingtonwaterwatchers.nationbuilder.com/protecting_farmland_and_water

February 25th – St. Paul’s United Church Auditorium, 48 Broadway St. W., Paris – 6:30 – 9:00pm

OFT is joined by Better Brant, retired planner Victor Doyle, and Ayla Fenton of Young Agrarians, for an evening panel and presentations on provincial policies and land access for new farmers. The evening will wrap up with a new farmer/landowner mix led by Better Brant.

For more information and to RSVP, visit: https://betterbrant.ca/2019/02/07/whats-happening-in-your-backyard/

February 27th – Cookstown Public Library Community Room, 20 Church St., Cookstown – 6:30 – 8:00pm

OFT is joined by NFU-O Local 347 president Ian Payne to discuss local threats to farmland and the strategies/tools available to protect it. All are welcome and light refreshments will be provided.

For more information, see our poster:

February 28th – March 1st  – Central Ontario Agricultural Conference, Georgian College, Barrie

OFT will be exhibiting at the Central Ontario Agricultural Conference (COAC). Be sure to drop by, say hello, and bring any questions you may have about farmland protection, the Greenbelt, and Farmland Easement Agreements.

More information on the COAC is available at: https://www.centralontarioagconference.ca/

March 7th – Winterberry Heights Church, Fellowship Room, 300 Winterberry Dr., Stoney Creek – 6:30 – 8:30pm

OFT is partnering with Environment Hamilton to discuss local whitebelt lands and the role of provincial policies, Farmland Easement Agreements, and other tools in protecting farmland.

For more information, see our poster:

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