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We are excited to announce that we have permanently protected our 14th and 15th farms in Ontario! In early August, Ontario Farmland Trust registered easements on the Copeland Farm and the Robson Farm, bringing our total protected area to over 1,400 acres! Protecting these farms has brought us one step closer to achieving our mission of...

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Stories from the Field

August 12, 2019

With another summer wrapping up, it’s time to say farewell to the fantastic summer students who joined us this year and reflect on the past three months. Even though Emma and Connor only joined us for the summer, they were a huge part of the team and jumped straight to action! Starting during week one, they hit the...

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Hello! Connor and Emma here, summer students at the Ontario Farmland Trust. You might have seen us at your local farmers’ market over the past month. We’re lucky to be able to travel around Southern Ontario and talk to community members like you about farmland loss, and how it affects all of us. While at...

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OFT is pleased to announce that we were awarded an honourable mention for the Excellence in Agriculture Awards. “Ontario’s agri-food sector is a driving force for innovation and economic growth in our province,” said Hardeman. “I commend Ontario Farmland Trust for their important work in protecting our province’s farmland and ensuring Ontario’s agricultural future is...

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On Wednesday June 19th the Ontario Farmland Trust hosted its Annual General Meeting at the University of Guelph Arboretum. The meeting was overseen by Board Chair Bernard Pope, Secretary Megan Mills, and Treasurer Spencer MacDonald. After a greeting and introduction by the Board Members, Bernard began the meeting with a message regarding the important role...

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It is June 1st, and that means it is time for the Great Canadian Giving Challenge. This year we have a huge ask! For every donation we receive from June 1 – June 30 we will be entered into a draw to win $10,000. With that $10,000 we will be one step closer to protecting...

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OFT Summer Students

May 22, 2019

OFT is excited to introduce and welcome two new members to the team! Emma and Connor are joining the organization for the summer as Farmland Program Assistants, and will be working alongside our Executive Director, staff, and volunteers to promote the OFT’s mission. They will be representing OFT at community events including local farmers’ markets,...

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Join us on Wednesday, June 19th from 10:00am – 1:00pm at the University of Guelph Arboretum for our Annual General Meeting. Meet the OFT Board, receive updates on projects from the past year, and enjoy a presentation from Wellington Water Watchers on Bill 71, Paris Galt Moraine. Light lunch and refreshments will be served. Please...

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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...

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The Ontario Farmland Trust is proud to support healthy habitats, biodiversity, and species at risk by permanently protecting farmland and associated natural features, including woodlots, wetlands, grasslands, and rivers. Our properties provide habitat for more than 17 species at risk. We work hard to protect individual properties using Farmland Easement Agreements, but Ontario also needs...

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