Tell us why you're proud to be an Ontario farmer

July 23, 2014

The OFA 'Reel' Farm Video Challenge is here, and that means it’s time to get creative and get your video camera rolling. Ontario agriculture is made up of many great stories and this is an opportunity to tell your story.

Tell us why you're proud to be an Ontario farmer in a positive 'rant' style video or create your own farm-themed music parody with friends and family. The winning entry in each of the two categories will receive a $1,000 cash prize. All videos must present a positive portrayal of Ontario agriculture.

Please refer to our official contest rules and guidelines before creating your video. All videos must be submitted before September 15, 2014.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact videochallenge@ofa.on.ca or 1-800-668-3276.

OFA survey provides valuable insights

July 21, 2014

In the spring, we invited OFA members to complete an online survey about many aspects of membership. It was a follow up to a survey we did two years ago. Here are some of the key highlights that are remarkably consistent with the results in 2012:

•  1,967 surveys were completed, nearly triple the number from two years ago

•  The two most important OFA activities continue to be lobbying government and advocating for Ontario farmers

•  85% of members are satisfied with the different aspects of OFA activities

•  OFA benefit partners helped members save an average of $545 a year, that’s more than double the savings since 2012

OFA would like to congratulate the five survey winners who received a brand new iPad Air tablet. Congratulations to Gary Stephens, Steven Paradine, Leonard Townsend, Randy McLeod and Pete Kortis.

Thank you to all the members who participated in the survey. If you have any questions about this survey, please contact info@ofa.on.ca.

TSC Special Summer Savings

July 15, 2014

TSC Stores is offering Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) and Ontario Equestrian Federation (OEF) members an exclusive summer savings event. OFA and OEF members will receive a 10% discount on regular-priced items at TSC Stores beginning Tuesday, July 15 until Sunday, August 31, 2014.

To take advantage of this exclusive OFA member savings event, show your 2014 OFA or OEF member card at point of purchase. For more details, check out the TSC Stores event poster.

This special summer offer is a separate event from the regular OFA Member Days event.