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April 2019

Wentworth-Brant CFA Spring Banquet & AGM

April 4 @ 6:30 am - 9:30 pm
Copetown Community Centre, 1950 Governors Rd. (Hwy 99)
Hamilton, Ontario L9H 5E3 Canada
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$20.00

Agenda 6:30 pm Social 7:00 pm Dinner Speaker presentation Opportunity for questions District Annual Meeting Adjournment Speaker Cal Bombay Ministries Ministering to the Physical & Spiritual Needs of People Everywhere RSVP Please RSVP to a District Board Member by March 31: Jon Bos, 519-242-9950 Derek Brouwer, 519-716-2378 Mathew Elgersma, 289-775-0423 Lammert Koonstra, 519-771-3642 Scott Struyk, 519-802-9553 Gord Vellenga, 519-732-7740

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Niagara CFA District Annual Meeting & Policy Tour

April 5 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Premier Express Lines, 2599 Industrial Park Rd.
Smithville, ON
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This year, we’re asking CFFO members to weigh in on OMAFRA’s Best Management Practices (BMP) series. Which OMAFRA BMP documents do you consult and use? Do you run into any conflicts when you try to follow recommended practices for two or more BMPs? Tillage versus cover cropping? No till versus incorporating nutrients? Do you agree that OMAFRA’s BMP series helps farmers in “harmonizing productivity, business objectives and the environment and create long-term plans and sharpen day-to-day decision-making”? Let’s talk about…

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Northeastern Annual Meeting & Policy Tour

April 8 - April 13

This year, we’re asking CFFO members to weigh in on OMAFRA’s Best Management Practices (BMP) series. Which OMAFRA BMP documents do you consult and use? Do you run into any conflicts when you try to follow recommended practices for two or more BMPs? Tillage versus cover cropping? No till versus incorporating nutrients? Do you agree that OMAFRA’s BMP series helps farmers in “harmonizing productivity, business objectives and the environment and create long-term plans and sharpen day-to-day decision-making”? Let’s talk about…

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May 2019

Elgin Policy Tour

May 3 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Caso Station, 750 Talbot Street
St. Thomas, ON
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This year, we’re asking CFFO members to weigh in on OMAFRA’s Best Management Practices (BMP) series. Which OMAFRA BMP documents do you consult and use? Do you run into any conflicts when you try to follow recommended practices for two or more BMPs? Tillage versus cover cropping? No till versus incorporating nutrients? Do you agree that OMAFRA’s BMP series helps farmers in “harmonizing productivity, business objectives and the environment and create long-term plans and sharpen day-to-day decision-making”? Let’s talk about…

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June 2019

Oxford CFA District BBQ

June 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Bos Family, Linquenda Dairy Farms, 433775 Zenda Line
Burgessville, ON
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Join fellow CFFO members! Bring a lawn chair  and a friend or neighbour! Activities for kids!* 6:00 pm social 6:30 pm welcome & BBQ 9:00 pm clean up *Please note: parents are responsible for children at all times. For more information, contact: Gysbert Roos, 519-877-0168 Nico Jr. Van Den Akker, 519-550-0429 Peter Bakker, 519-342-6620 Gerrit Bos, 519-424-3970 Reinald Treur, 519-863-5156 John Markus, 519-423-6748 Roger Wikkerink, 519-863-5279

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CFFO Provincial Council

June 26 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Marden Community Centre, 7368 Wellington County Rd 30
Guelph, ON
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Agenda Items   Guest Speaker Stephen Duff, Chief Economist at OMAFRA will deliver his Annual Farm Income Outlook.   Policy Items 1. Water Management on Private Property: Government has recently proposed changes to modernize the Conservation Authorities Act (see ERO 013-5018 and ERO 013-4992 for background information). As regulations are implemented going forward, CFFO is seeking member recommendations to propose to government. 2. Municipal Property Tax: CFFO is examining potential toward developing A CFFO policy regarding farmland tax rates, given…

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July 2019

Dufferin-Wellington CFA District BBQ

July 11 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Mark & Cynthia Tijssen, 294392 8th Line
Amaranth, ON
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Join fellow CFFO members! Bring a lawn chair, a dessert, and a friend or neighbour! See Mark’s beehives. Face painting, bouncy castle & more! 5:30 pm social 6:30 pm welcome & pork roast For more information, contact: Jan Scheurwater, 519-928-9896 Henry Kottelenberg, 519-925-6387 Paul Bakker, 519-843-7363 Peter Ryzebol, 519-941-2914 Ed Aukema, 519-925-6389 Charles Zietsma, 519-928-5387 Mark Tijssen, 519-939-1889

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Quinte District CFA BBQ

July 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jerry & Colleen Fox, Foxdale Farms, 568 Fox Rd., RR 1
Wooler, ON
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Join fellow CFFO members! Food and drinks provided. Bring a lawn chair and a friend or neighbour! Learn about Jerry's new pasturing technique. 6:00 pm social 6:30 pm welcome & BBQ For more information, contact: Jerry Fox, 613-397-3133 Peter Jongenotter, 613969-1322 David Lake, 613-395-3755 Donald Prins, 613-397-4679 Brenda Schamehorn, 613-388-2206 Vic Schamehorn, 613-388-2206 Maurice Suurdt, 613-398-6956 Joel Fox, 613-397-1097

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Wellington District CFA BBQ

July 17 @ 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Moorefield Park, 15 Ball Avenue
Moorefield, ON
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Join fellow CFFO members! 6:30 pm Social time 7:00 pm First burgers Please bring along: a salad or dessert to share your own utensils, plates and cups your own lawn chairs a friend or neighbour good spirit for fun and fellowship! For more information, contact: Wim Denhartog, 519-848-2709 Martin Van Zandwyk, 519-504-1987 Roel Van Zandwyk, 519-638-5900 John Deetman, 519-323-2285 Niels Kieftenburg, 519-830-0591

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Middlesex District CFA BBQ

July 18 @ 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Rock Glen Conservation Area, 8680 Rock Glen Road
Arkona, ON
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Join fellow CFFO members! Bring a lawn chair, bug repellent, walking shoes for hiking, and camera for photos! Children's play area available. Museum is open until 6:00pm, so come early! Admission to Rock Glen Conservation Area is free with copy of mailed invitation for members! 6:30 pm social 6:30 pm welcome & BBQ For more information, contact: Ken Radke, 519-828-3181 Garett Kingma, 519-494-3263 Hans Van Berkel, 519-247-3849 Larry Crandon, 519-245-8549 Don Van Gorkum, 519-299-0444

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