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According to Statistics Canada, the average age of farmers in Ontario is 55, and most of the farmers in the country are now in their late 50s, 60s, or older, and planning on retiring soon. What’s more, is that less than a quarter of the entire farm population is under the age of 35 (Statistics...

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OFT recently reviewed and provided several recommendations to strengthen the policies within the proposed Amendment 1 to the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe. The Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH) is what guides all planning and development in the GGH. The GGH is one of the fastest growing regions in North...

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Are you? – Outgoing and enthusiastic – Knowledgeable about agriculture and ecology (or excited to learn) – Passionate about land conservation – Team-player with a positive attitude and commitment to working cooperatively with others The Farmland Ecology Assistant position with the Ontario Farmland Trust might be for you! Job Duties The student will work with...

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Thank You Larry!

July 6, 2020

Today we would like to take a moment to recognize and thank another one of our longest standing volunteers: Larry Rosevear. After serving on OFT’s Land Committee for around a year, Larry joined OFT’s Board of Directors in 2013, and has used his expertise in the fields of real estate and agriculture to guide OFT’s...

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Every day in Ontario we lose 175 acres of what is often our best farmland to threats such as urban sprawl and aggregate mining. Most people are probably familiar with the impacts urban sprawl has on farmland, but the impacts from aggregate mining may not be as apparent. To help clarify this issue, we have...

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Thank You Frank!

June 18, 2020

Today, the Ontario Farmland Trust (OFT) would like to take a moment to recognize and thank one of our longest standing volunteers: Frank Shaw. Frank joined OFT’s Board of Directors in 2012. Since then, he has used his experience in the field of land protection and conservation to help guide OFT’s land protection efforts. Prior...

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Annual General Meeting

June 18, 2020

On Wednesday June 17th the Ontario Farmland Trust hosted its Annual General Meeting. The meeting was held virtually this year due to COVID-19. The meeting was overseen by Board Chair Bernard Pope, Secretary Megan Mills, and Treasurer Spencer McDonald. Following greetings, Bernard began the meeting by acknowledging the vital role that members, volunteers, and staff play...

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We heard you!

June 15, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to respond to our survey! Your responses let us know what type of content you like to see on our blogs and social media feeds, which will help us create content that you enjoy! This is what we learned: – You enjoy learning about land-use policy that affects farmland...

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World Environment Day

June 4, 2020

June 5th is Environment Day! While we are waiting to go out on our annual easement monitoring visits, we wanted to highlight some of the environments that are present on the farms we have protected with Farmland Easement Agreements. And what better day to do than that World Environment Day? Did you know that we protect...

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Local Food Week

May 28, 2020

Happy Local Food Week! If there’s one thing that everyone can agree on, it’s that there is nothing better than the taste of fresh, local produce, and that’s what Local Food Week is all about! Each year, Ontarians use the first week of June to celebrate the local food we love and to thank the...

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