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OFA set to host 2014 Annual General Meeting Monday, Nov. 24

November 21, 2014

The Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) is set to host its 2014 Annual General Meeting at the Sheraton on the Falls Hotel in Niagara Falls, ON beginning Monday, November 24 at 8:00 a.m. and closing Tuesday, November 25 at noon. Registration opens Sunday, Nov. 23 at 6:00 p.m. and continues Monday, Nov. 24 at 7:30 a.m. This year’s Annual General Meeting and convention theme is Growing Ontario. Growing Ontario speaks to what we do and what we hope to achieve by highlighting the opportunities in Ontario’s agri-food sector.

The AGM is a great opportunity for OFA members, delegates, directors and industry supporters to discuss important agriculture issues, hear speakers on a variety of topics, vote for OFA leadership and be inspired by fellow Ontario farmers.

Event highlights include guest speaker Jeff Leal, Ontario’s Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, keynote speaker Aron Gampel, Vice-President and Deputy Chief Economist of Scotiabank Economcs and six interactive workshop sessions on finance, farm programs, research updates and young farmer mentoring.

Stay connected with all the latest updates by following @OntarioFarms on Twitter and join the conversation using the hash tag #OFAgm14.

For those who are unable to attend the AGM, you can watch and listen online with the live video and audio only feeds on the OFA website. For a full agenda and event details, please click here.


Special smartphone sale on now at TELUS

November 18, 2014

TELUS Mobility is offering OFA members significant savings on the purchase of any smartphone until November 27. OFA members receive an additional $50 off any device on a new 2 year term. For more details, check out the latest TELUS flyer. Offer expires November 27, 2014.

As a TELUS Mobility dealer, Communication Zone offers OFA members exclusive mobile packages including a waiver of all activation fees on mobile service plans, $50 off the current price of any smartphone or mobile device, multiple affordable data add-ons that can be shared across your account, SharePlus Plans and the flexibility to create a plan that best suits your farm business needs.

For more information, contact Jade Downey at jdowney@communicationzone.ca or toll free 1-844-884-9100.


Scotiabank provides members exclusive offers and services

November 14, 2014

OFA member offer: Scotiabank’s partnership with OFA offers members an exclusive package of personal and business banking products, plus services that provide more financial solutions, advice, tools and resources for your farm business.

OFA members who already take advantage of Scotiabank products will receive preferred OFA rates and pricing when renewing or when approved for new or additional Scotiabank products. Additional discounts will be applied to OFA members switching to Scotiabank.

Click here for a list of exclusive offers and services that could help improve your farm business.

To access these services: Bring your OFA member card to your local Scotiabank branch or Commercial Client Relationship Manager.