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Competitive insurance programs for members

August 25, 2016

The Co-operators offers OFA members access to exclusive insurance coverage and savings.

OFA members have the option to choose from farm insurance, home, travel insurance or health, dental and life insurance through one of Canada’s foremost agriculture insurance providers.

Every plan is unique and will be designed for your specific needs.

For more information, contact your local Co-operators Financial Advisor or visit the OFA Insurance Program.


There’s no down payment when you lease equipment

August 19, 2016

OFA and National Leasing have teamed up to bring OFA members alternative business financing solutions. As a benefit of membership, OFA members are eligible to receive up to $200 off their first lease payment on new or used farm equipment when they establish a lease line of credit. National Leasing offers affordable leasing options and flexibility in acquiring new and used equipment for your farm business. 

To find out why you should lease with National Leasing, watch their YouTube video and visit them online.

Learn more about affordable leasing options by contacting Agricultural Leasing Specialist Natalee Pollard at natalee.pollard@nationalleasing.com or 1-877-242-2202 Ext. 5898.


Field Day showcases dynamic agri-food industry

August 17, 2016

On Tuesday, August 9, 2016 OFA held its third Field Day event, which brought 14 MPPs and several staff members out to an Ontario farm to experience a day in the life of duck farming. King Cole Ducks in Newmarket hosted this year's event. The event provided MPPs and staff with an exclusive tour of a unique farm-to-fork success story. This third generation farm operation is the only vertically integrated duck farm in North America.
 
OFA’s Field Day provided the perfect setting for MPPs to learn first-hand about a farming operation and, in this case, the duck industry in Ontario. They were given guided tours through all three of the production facilities including the breeder farm, hatchery and processing plant. Approximately 11,000 eggs are picked up every day at the breeder farm.
 
Field Day gave us an excellent opportunity to showcase a slice of the dynamic, diverse and innovative sector that drives the provincial economy. OFA works together with members and government to grow Ontario’s agri-food industry.

Bringing MPPs out to the farm for a day enables conversations about our progressive industry, emerging opportunities in agriculture, and the concerns of our members.