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OFA engages young farmers
The Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) recently hosted its second Young Farmers Tailgate Event as a follow-up to the inaugural tailgate social held at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show in September. The Young Farmers Tailgate Social was hosted by OFA on Wednesday, March 5 at the London Farm Show. The event, which was sponsored in partnership with Scotiabank, Chrysler and Farm Credit Canada, drew 70 young farmers in attendance. OFA directors Joe Dickenson and Drew Spoelstra addressed the attendees about current OFA issues & initiatives, including natural gas infrastructure, and participated in a question and answer period. Members of the Advanced Agricultural Leadership Program (AALP) attended the event to network and survey young farmers as part of their project in Huron-Perth regarding on-farm and farm organization succession planning. The evening provided young farmers with a great networking opportunity as well as a chance to network & socialize with their farm organization and learn more about the importance of succession planning and getting involved with OFA at the local or federation levels. The night also included great door prizes from OFA, London City Chrysler and Western Fair District.
The tailgate social was organized in an effort to connect and engage young farmers with their farm organization. Thank you to everyone for making the event a success and a special thanks to the sponsors – Scotiabank, Chrysler, Farm Credit Canada and Western Fair District.
OFA will be hosting another Young Farmer Tailgate Social in connection with this event on Wednesday, March 12 at the Ottawa Valley Farm Show.
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