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On November 20th, friends of farmland from across Ontario gathered at Country Heritage Park in Milton to celebrate OFT’s 10th Anniversary. It was a great   evening, complete with a local food feast, music by Norman Liota, and a humorous talk by playwright Dan Needles, on “land, community, and lost sheep”!     Proceeds from the...

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Read about OFT’s progress protecting Ontario agriculture over the past decade Download and read the newsletter here.  ...

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Momentum is building for improved farmland protection in Ontario, and friends of farmland will soon be gathering to celebrate a decade of progress as part of the Ontario Farmland Trust’s (OFT) 10th Anniversary event in November. “This is an event for farmers and the agricultural community, conservationists, local food advocates, municipal representatives, volunteers and rural...

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The Region of Waterloo is hosting a community forum on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.for individuals and organizations interested in exploring the possibility of establishing a community-based conservation land trust within the region. OFT’s Executive Director, Matt Setzkorn will be speaking about OFT and the importance of protecting farmland. Other speakers...

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The following statement was released by Mark Wales, President, Ontario Federation of Agriculture: In 2011, the Harper government committed to creating a national urban park in Ontario – a huge area enveloping the Rouge River Valley in the GTA that happens to include more than 7,600 acres that’s mostly Class 1 farmland. Currently, the area within...

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Ontario Farmland Trust has been invited to participate in a Rehabilitation Information Working Group as part of the next phase of the Aggregate Resources Act review. In March 2012 the Standing Committee on General Government, an all-party committee of the Ontario legislature, was asked to review the Aggregate Resources Act and subsequently tabled its consensus report in...

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Farmland protection is making the news. With the current rate of farmland loss at over 350 acres per day in Ontario, organizations are speaking out on the need to protect this valuable resource before it is gone. The Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario (CFFO) has stated in a recent commentary that the preservation of Ontario’s...

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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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