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NEWS RELEASES

CFFO Welcomes Dr. Brenda Dyack as Executive Director

May 15, 2019 (Guelph, ON) – The Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario (CFFO) is pleased to announce that Dr. Brenda Dyack has been hired as the CFFO’s Executive Director. Dyack’s career in policy and research has spanned over three decades with posts as Agricultural Advisor to the Ontario Ministry of Finance, Senior Economist and Manager…

CFFO Annual Meeting Sees Board Shuffle

March 27, 2019 (Guelph, ON) – Provincial delegates met in Waterloo, March 26, for the CFFO’s Annual Meeting. Clarence Nywening was acclaimed for his fourth one-year term as CFFO President. Delegates, made up of CFFO district board members, voted in Ed Scharringa as Vice-President. Scharringa previously held the position of Director on the Executive Board.…

CAP Funding to Support Optimal On-farm Use of BMPs

CFFO Launches Project to Build Decision Support Tool for Farmers. January 14, 2018 (Guelph, ON) – The Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario (CFFO) has received over $80,125 in funding from the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) towards the $130,125 first year costs of a multi-year project that will help farmers make better choices about which Best…

CFFO Welcomes New Policy Advisor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 4, 2018 (Guelph, ON) – The Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario (CFFO) is pleased to welcome Dr. Brenda Dyack, who joins the organization today as Director of Research and Policy. Dyack is serving as CFFO’s principal policy advisor during Dr. Suzanne Armstrong’s maternity leave. Dyack works at the interface between agriculture…

CFFO Welcomes Cabinet Appointments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 29, 2018 (Guelph, ON) – The Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario (CFFO) offers congratulations to newly appointed provincial cabinet ministers. “We welcome the Honourable Ernie Hardeman as Minister for Agriculture, Food and Rural affairs,” commented CFFO President Clarence Nywening. “Hardeman’s previous experience both as minister for agriculture and agriculture critic will…

CFFO Congratulates Newly Elected MPPs

CFFO Eager to Get to Work on Farm Issues with New PC Government FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 11, 2018 (Guelph, ON) – The Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario (CFFO) offers congratulations to newly elected Premier Doug Ford and to the Progressive Conservative Party that will form Ontario’s government. The CFFO thanks outgoing elected representatives, particularly…

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…