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Deadline fast approaching for bursary applications

July 27, 2016

Time is running out to submit your application for the 80th anniversary bursary. Students of OFA families who are continuing their education in an agriculture and agri-food related program are eligible to apply. OFA is offering three bursaries in the amount of $3,500 per recipient. 

The bursary funds were raised at the 2015 AGM silent auction and Harvest Tailgate Celebration 50/50 draw. The bursaries will be awarded regionally, selecting one student from each region. The regions include Northern, Eastern and South-Western Ontario.

The selected recipients will be announced at the 2016 OFA Annual General Meeting & Convention November 21-22.

The deadline to submit an application is August 1, 2016.

Full details and application forms are available at ofa.on.ca/bursary.


Get more money for your farm business

July 21, 2016

OFA and Scotiabank have formed a partnership to offer preferred rates and special discounts on banking services for OFA members.

OFA member offer: Reap up to $15,000 a year for your farm business with AgriInvest

Taking advantage of the government-sponsored AgriInvest matching contributions is easy, with a Scotiabank AgriInvest Deposit Account. Once you’re registered for AgriInvest and receive your Account Initiation Form and Deposit Notice, visit your Scotiabank branch to open a new account, with high daily interest, simple withdrawals and no account maintenance or transaction fees.

Maximize your matched contributions – Scotiabank can make it easy
Learn about how the ScotiaFlex® or Term Loan for agriculture can add more to your account. The higher matched contribution amount can easily offset the cost of borrowing.

Click here to learn more about the Scotiabank AgriInvest Deposit Account and the offers available to OFA members.


Last call to save on heavy duty GM trucks

July 20, 2016

For a limited time only GM Canada is offering OFA members an additional $1,500 off with the Build-Out Ordering Bonus (Build-out is the final date that the vehicle is ordered and built for the 2016 model year). This exclusive offer will be applied in addition to the fleet concessions already available under the OFA General Motors fleet program.

The special bonus savings apply exclusively to new 2016 heavy duty crew cab trucks ordered before July 21, 2016.

To cash in on the OFA General Motors fleet program and this special, limited time offer, OFA members must bring a signed OFA-General Motors fleet program letter, available by calling OFA member relations at 1.800.668.3276, to their GM dealer.

For more information on the GM Canada fleet vehicle discounts, contact OFA at 1.800.668.3276 or info@ofa.on.ca.