OFA wants your input - take our general member survey

April 17, 2014

We need your input. Take the OFA general member survey online and help us learn more about your satisfaction with OFA and the communication needs of members.

The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Please enter your OFA member number to begin the survey. Once you have fully completed the survey, you will be entered into a draw to win one of five iPad Air tablets as a token of our appreciation.

The survey period ends May 9, 2014.

Click here to take our general member survey

If you would prefer to complete a paper copy of the survey, please contact the OFA office at 1.800.668.3276. If you have any technical difficulties with the survey, please email Ipsos Agriculture Research directly at research@cfr.misn.com.

Suit up at Mark's for this year's planting season

April 11, 2014

Spring season is finally upon us, which means planting season is just around the corner. If you’re looking to replace your old worn-out jeans or work boots with new work wear before planting season gets in full swing, visit your nearest Mark’s location to find the gear that works best for you. Mark's has a variety of work wear that will suit all your working needs, including jeans, t-shirts, footwear, rainwear and industrial wear.

To find what you’re looking for, click here and browse through the recently released 2014 Imagewear apparel guide.

As a benefit of membership, OFA members are eligible to receive exclusive discounts when they present their Imagewear discount card (Mark’s card). The discount card provides members with 10% savings on regularly priced items at any Mark's location.

OFA supports community newspapers

April 10, 2014

The Ontario Community Newspapers Association (OCNA) recognized several newspapers across the province recently for their outstanding achievements in the journalism industry at the annual Better Newspapers Competition (BNC) Awards Gala on Friday, April 4. The awards ceremony, which was held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Vaughn, ON, recognized Ontario newspapers (members of OCNA) for their excellence in journalism and print production. The event was attended by rural newspaper staff and editors. The winners were categorized by circulation class and presented with awards for their accomplishments in editorial, advertising and layout. The Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) proudly sponsored the award for “Best Rural Story”. OFA is a leading advocate for rural Ontario communities and supports community newspaper publications for their continued excellence and dedication in covering stories about the issues affecting rural Ontario.

Keith Currie, OFA vice president, attended the awards gala on behalf of the OFA. The Burlington Post (circulation 10,000 plus) and Gravenhurst Banner (circulation less than 9,999) were awarded top honours for this year’s “Best Rural Story” in their respective circulation classes. Finalists in the circulation class over 10,000 included the Collingwood Enterprise-Bulletin and Guelph Tribune. The New Hamburg Independent and Parry Sound Beacon Star finished second and third respectively in the circulation class less than 10,000.

OFA would like to congratulate all winners and finalists for their tremendous efforts achievements. For a complete list of results from the BNC awards, please visit http://www.ocna.org/bncfinalists.