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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…

Ontario farm organizations disappointed with pig trial verdict

May 4, 2017 (Milton) – Farm & Food Care Ontario, Ontario Pork, Ontario Federation of Agriculture and the Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario released a joint statement today in response to the dismissal of charges announced by Justice David Harris on Anita Krajnc’s charge for criminal mischief related to interfering with farm animals while in…

Activism verdict an issue of food safety – farmers prepared to respond

May 3, 2017  (Guelph) – Farm & Food Care Ontario, Ontario Pork, Ontario Federation of Agriculture and the Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario will release a joint statement tomorrow in response to the anticipated verdict by Justice David Harris on Anita Krajnc’s charge for criminal mischief related to interfering with farm animals while in transit.…

CFFO Responds to Key Policy Consultations

Guelph, ON – Dec. 13, 2016. 4 Plan Review – Land use planning is a vital process for protecting our dependable productive farmland especially in the Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH) region. This region is home to specialty crop areas, high quality farmland, suitable climate, established transportation, farming and food processing infrastructure, a burgeoning local food…

Farming Groups Unite to Call on Province to Freeze Urban Boundaries Now

For Immediate Release: November 30, 2016 Guelph, ON – For the first time, all of Ontario’s major farm organizations, representing some 52,000 farms and 78,000 farmers, have come together to present a strong, united message to the province: freeze urban boundaries now to stop urban sprawl and protect farming in the Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH).…