2023 Farmland Forum

The 2023 Farmland Forum will be held online and in person in Guelph on Thursday March 23, 2023.

Come join planners, farmers, conservation organizations and more from across Ontario and Canada to discuss the most pressing issues in farmland protection. This year’s theme, Planning to Save the Soil, will explore the social, economic, and environmental considerations for protecting the foundation of our farmland and agri-food sector: Ontario’s soil.

Registration will open here January 30th with early bird prices available until March 1st.

Questions or interested in volunteering? Reach out: tamara@ontariofarmlandtrust.ca


Registration opens January 30th! Early bird rates will be available until March 1st.

In person early-bird rates:
$125 general
$100 for OFA, CFFO, NFU members
$60 for students

Online forum rates:
$50 general
$25 for students

People make the annual Farmland Forum the rich, dynamic experience that it is. We want the Forum to be accessible; if finances are a barrier for you, please be in touch: tamara@ontariofarmlandtrust.ca

Schedule Preview

Panel 1: The Right to Soil: Reimagining Complete Communities
Soil is critical to providing basic necessities for us to live and to thrive. This panel will explore the idea of adding agricultural land as a defining feature of complete communities. What could this mean for planning just and sustainable communities? How can planning processes recognize the many services provided by soil, like climate change mitigation, and water filtration?

Panel 2: Nourishing The Land
Ontario farmers play an integral role in building and preserving soil for future generations. This panel invites stewards of soil health from all corners of the agricultural landscape, from larger scale to small scale farmers, from grain croppers to pastured livestock farmers, to discuss ways they are protecting and enhancing our local soils and how they can be supported in their work.

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Interested in becoming a sponsor of the 2023 Farmland Forum? Check out our sponsorship package.