Dundas Dairy 4-H Club Kicks Off!

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by Ericka Mathers On April 27, the Dundas Dairy 4-H Club held its first meeting at Wintergreen Farm in South Mountain, home of the Sears...

Supporting the agri-food sector means economic growth and prosperity for Ontario

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by Steve Brackenridge, Director, Ontario Federation of Agriculture Throughout the last two years, farmers and farm businesses have worked hard to adapt to the challenges created...

What would Mother Nature do?

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by Rachel Gill  Here's a scary story to tell around the campfire this summer: Almost half of the world’s fertile soil has disappeared in the...

OFA sees protection of farmland as key to long-term food security

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by Drew Spoelstra, Vice President, Ontario Federation of Agriculture For decades, farmers have been losing prime farmland to urban sprawl. I have seen several productive farms...

OFA outlines importance of biosecurity as a shared responsibility

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By Mark Reusser, Director, Ontario Federation of Agriculture As farmers, we know that it’s the finite details that make all the difference. This could be closing the...

OFA celebrates farming and food on Canada’s Agriculture Day

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By Sara Wood, Director, Ontario Federation of Agriculture February 22 was Canada’s Agriculture Day – an annual event that brings both consumers and farmers together...

$4 million investment to help farmers access veterinary care

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The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing up to $4 million dollars through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (the Partnership) to help give farmers...

Billowy stands of an Invisible Invasive

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by Fred Schueler, Fragile Inheritance Natural History In June, 2009, the vegetation around a small pond we had dug in 1983, formerly dominated by Meadowsweet...

Deck the halls with gifts sourced locally

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by Tracey Arts, Director, OFA It’s been another challenging year as we continued to navigate the pandemic while simultaneously juggling our daily roles of entrepreneur,...

Marie-Claude Bibeau continues as Canada’s agriculture minister

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In the recent reshuffle of the federal government Cabinet, Marie-Claude Bibeau retained her position as Agriculture Minister. The Member of Parliament for Compton—Stanstead (Québec) tweeted:...