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For interviews and comments from the Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario, please contact:

Marie Versteeg, Manager of Executive Board and Committees
Email: marie@christianfarmers.org
Phone: 519-837-1620, ext. 224


Releases

CFFO Welcomes New General Manager

October 21, 2021 | Guelph, ON

The Board of Directors of the Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario (CFFO) is pleased to announce the appointment of Tom Tavani as general manager.

Joint Statement Recognizing National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 30, 2021 | Guelph, ON

Several farm organizations have joined together to observe Canada’s first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The day honours and publicly commemorates the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families and lasting impact on their communities.

New App Supports Agronomic Decision-Making for Ontario Farmers

August 12, 2021 | Glencoe, ON

The CFFO and the OFA hosted the official launch of Resilient Fields this afternoon. Resilient Fields is a free online tool to help farmers work through specific field challenges and find sustainable solutions for their farms.

CFFO Releases Report on Strengthening Communities in a Crisis

August 3, 2021 | Guelph, ON

The CFFO has released a new report, “Strengthening Community: Addressing the Human Side in a Crisis,” which explores major issues affecting Ontario farmers in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

CFFO Scholarships Offer $10,000 to Support Youth in Agriculture

June 15, 2021 | Guelph, ON

The Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario is now accepting applications for the 2021 CFFO Scholarship Program.

CFFO Holds 2021 Annual Meeting, Board Elections

March 24, 2021 | Guelph, ON

Provincial delegates of the Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario met via videoconference yesterday for CFFO’s annual business meeting.

Farm Organizations, Nature Conservancy Groups Protest MZOs

March 2, 2021 | Guelph, ON

Several farm organizations and nature conservancy groups in Ontario have joined forces in an open letter asking Minster Steve Clark to reverse the current practice of issuing MZOs to expedite development on farmland and natural areas.

Agriculture and Conservation Groups Contest MZOs

December 15, 2020 | Anne Bell, Ontario Nature

Agriculture and Conservation Groups are working together to oppose Minister's Zoning Orders, which allow the Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister to rezone land without giving notice or consulting municipalities or the public. Read this guest article from Anne Bell, Director of Conservation and Education at Ontario Nature, about the work of Ontario Nature and CFFO to contest Minister's Zoning Orders.

Joint Statement on Security from Trespass and Protecting Food Safety Act, 2020: Protecting Ontario Farms and the Food System

December 4, 2020 | Guelph, ON

The Ontario government announced the proclamation of the Security from Trespass and Protecting Food Safety Act, 2020. The Act will protect Ontario’s food supply chain, from farm to table, without infringing on the right to peacefully protest and, in conjunction with the Provincial Animal Welfare Services Act (PAWS), 2019, ensure animals are protected and cared for properly.

General farm organizations receive notice of decision regarding freedom-of-information request

August 11, 2020 | Guelph, ON

The CFFO, OFA and NFU-O have issued a joint release stating their commitment to appeal OMAFRA's decision to release farm business names in response to a freedom of interest (FOI) request.