NEWS →

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...

Read More →

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...

Read More →

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...

Read More →

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...

Read More →

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....

Read More →

Learn about our Farmland Forever  campaign, the Liberal’s commitment to create a provincial farm easement program, our recent policy submissions and more....

Read More →

A recent campaign commitment made by the Liberals is being welcomed by the Ontario Farmland Trust (OFT).  “It is very encouraging to hear political leaders formally recognize farmland protection as a key issue in this province, and also heartening that the approach of using easements that the OFT has pioneered in the province is being...

Read More →

The Ontario Farmland Trust is hoping to fill two new staff positions in the coming weeks: a part-time Membership & Communications Manager, and a summer student Office & Event Coordinator. We look forward to growing our staff team and expanding our impact on farmland protection across Ontario. Please share this information widely with anyone you...

Read More →

The Ontario Farmland Trust is seeking individuals who are passionate about saving Ontario’s farmland and have and interest in joining our Board of Directors. OFT would benefit from Board members with qualifications, skills or  experience in the following areas: • Fundraising and campaign development; • Farm business management, business planning and development; • Communications, marketing...

Read More →

In March, OFT was invited to be part of a very unique photography and garden exhibit at the Canada Blooms Garden Festival in Toronto. Two of OFT’s protected farms were featured here: Belain Farm and Little Rock Farm. The installation was titled, ‘SEVERANCE: A Journey Through Southwestern Ontario’s Agricultural Landscapes’. It was a large boxy...

Read More →