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NEWS RELEASES

Stinky Neighbours

What Happens When People Make Complaints. Tim Brook, Engineering Program Coordinator, OMAFRA With farms, woods, wildlife and fresh air, rural residents cherish the charm and beauty of the countryside. Many people move from cities seeking peace and a pristine environment in the country. Most people understand that a rural community includes farmers and that farming…

CFFO Executive Board Elections

Annual Meeting Brings Changes to Leadership. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 2, 2018 (Guelph, ON) – The Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario (CFFO) saw a spate of acclamations during the 2018 Annual Meeting, as candidates for the CFFO’s Executive Board stood ready to serve. This year, President Clarence Nywening and Vice-President Richard Blyleven both ran uncontested…

Food: Going to Waste or to Waist?

Dealing with Food Waste Starts with a Shift in Mindset Suzanne Armstrong, CFFO Director of Research and Policy My grandparents both lived through the Depression and came out of it with a healthy sense of thrift. Where my grandfather was obsessed with the price of gasoline, my grandmother was obsessed with the price of food,…

Temporary Field Storage of Manure

Eight Tips for Minimizing Risk Christine Brown, Nutrient Management Lead – Field Crops, OMAFRA The opportunity to get bedded-pack cattle manure was too good to pass up. But now as the field in front of me is a sea of white with deep drifts, one question arises, “Where is the best location to temporarily store…

The Future of Farming

Sharing Stories of Farm Innovation at CFFO Policy Tour “For the CFFO, ag innovation is an intersection between profitability for our members and building public trust,” explains Suzanne Armstrong, Director of Research and Policy. “This year, we’re looking at ways our members can introduce innovations on their farms. Our goal is to share information—both between…

Career Posting: Agriculture Communications Intern

Job Description: The Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario (CFFO) develops and advocates for sound social, economic, and environmental policy for all farmers, based on Christian stewardship principles. The Agricultural Communications Internship is a paid position. The successful applicant will gain experience working in a not-for-profit in the Ontario agriculture sector and will play a key…

Building Ontario’s Reservoir of Water Knowledge

Stakeholders hold workshop on water quantity policy and innovation. October 4, 2017 (Guelph, ON) – Ontarians are surrounded by water—we’ve got about 250,000 lakes—so many of us would be surprised to learn that water quantity is a concern for Ontario’s conservationists, environmental researchers and agricultural leaders. Many of these concerned stakeholders came together to discuss…

Policy and Preservation Make Farms Forever Possible

The Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario (CFFO) submitted recommendations on Farms Forever, an Ontario government initiative that will inform future agri-food policy. Among the CFFO’s top concerns are improving infrastructure to support local food economies, changing policy to support new farmers, and preserving farmland. OMAFRA’s Farms Forever Discussion Paper, released in May, asks for stakeholder…

Biodigesters for All

CFFO sees benefits in Ontario plan for agricultural methane use. Guelph, ON [June 21, 2017] – The Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario (CFFO) believes that the complex benefits of active farmland – from healthy soils, to carbon sequestration, to food production – should all be considered when mapping out any emissions project that involves farming.…

Food, Fun, and Farming for the Under-Forty Crowd

Tickets now available for CFFO Farming Under 40 BBQs. Networking opportunities. Information exchange. Social connection. And of course, a bouncy castle. All these add up to the annual CFFO Farming Under 40 Barbeques. This July, the Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario will host young farmers and their families at four events across southern Ontario. Open…