Annual Farmland Forum

Past Forums

2017 Farmland Forum: The Future of Farming and Farmland Protection in Ontario. A Forum filled with presentations and discussions on farmland policy and protection topics including Protecting Farmland in Ontario from a National Perspective and Shifting Farmland Ownership & the Future of Farming in Ontario. More.

2016 Farmland Forum: Farmland Forever – Help Make it Happen! A day of networking, sharing and learning about the policy innovations and practical actions helping to make Farmland Forever a reality in Ontario. More.

2015 Farmland Forum: Pursuing Diverse & Collaborative Approaches to Farmland Protection. What new tools, partnerships and grassroots approaches can complement or strengthen policies in Ontario that intend to protect farmland in the long-term? More.

2014 Farmland ForumToward Permanent Land Protection in an Evolving Policy Environment. After 10 years working through the implementation of the Greenbelt and Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, are communities more effectively curbing urban sprawl and protecting Ontario’s agricultural lands? More.

2013 Farmland Forum: The Farm Economy & Rural Resilience: Coping with Climate Change & Rising Energy Prices. How closely tied are a thriving farm economy, land stewardship and rural resilience? More.

2012 Farmland Forum: Balancing Agriculture and Resource Demands in Rural Ontario. 150 farmers, municipal elected officials, planners, provincial policy-makers and land conservation advocates from across Ontario discuss intensifying rural land use demands, share concerns and experiences, and brainstorm new ways to support both rural economic development and protection of Ontario’s best farmlands. More.

2011 Farmland Forum: Renewing Rural Economies: Agricultural Development. What opportunities exist for further growth of Ontario’s agriculture sector? How do we reduce barriers to economic development in agriculture? What problem-solving is already occurring in municipalities across Ontario? How can we influence future policy direction for agriculture and rural development? More.

2008 Farmland Forum: Land for the Next Generation of Ontario Farmers.  More.

2007 Farmland Forum: Places to Grow Food. More.