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We’re thrilled to invite you to our next annual Farmland Forum!

This year’s theme is Planning to Save the Soil.

We will explore the social, economic, and environmental considerations for protecting the foundation of our farmland and agri-food sector: Ontario’s soil. This will include special considerations for land use planning practices that prioritize soil protection.

It will be a hybrid event on March 23, 2023 at The Grand in Guelph, Ontario as well as online.

Farmland Loss in Ontario

Every day in Ontario, we lose 319 acres of farmland to non-agricultural land uses like urban development and aggregate extraction; this rate of farmland loss is unsustainable and cannot be allowed to continue. Everyone in Ontario relies on agriculture, from the food we eat, to the jobs in our communities. Without strong protections in place for our farmland, we may not be able to provide enough food to feed our growing population.
Your support helps save farmland in Ontario today, so that future generations can rely on it tomorrow.

Our Vision is a future where Ontario’s farmland is valued and permanently protected through sound policy, partnerships, and proactive community engagement, where diverse farming communities thrive, and where the long term protection of farmland, agriculture, and local food production is recognized as the foundation of a sustainable rural economy in Ontario.


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