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Voice your support for spring bear hunt pilot project

April 24, 2014

The OFA believes the implementation of the spring bear hunt pilot is crucial in providing the means to manage potential threats to our safety and livelihoods resulting in stronger farm businesses and rural communities.

In recent years livestock losses from bear predation and damage to standing crops by bears have become a significant issue for Ontario farmers.

The pilot project, which begins May 1, 2014, is a responsible and effective method of working to control the increasing black bear population, while examining the response and effectiveness of the hunt.

OFA members are encouraged to voice their support for the spring bear hunt pilot by sending a letter of support to their Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP), Minister of Natural Resources David Orazietti and Premier and Minister of Agriculture and Food Kathleen Wynne through OFA’s lobby website at actnow.ofa.on.ca.


National Leasing provides OFA members with financial options

April 22, 2014

As a benefit of membership in OFA, National Leasing offers OFA members with alternative business financial solutions. Establish a lease line of credit today and receive a special OFA offer, which includes $200 off your first lease payment on new or used farm equipment. To learn more on how leasing could be a great financial option for you, contact Agricultural Leasing Specialist Natalee Pollard at natalee.pollard@nationalleasing.com or by phone at 1-877-242-2202 Ext. 5898. For more details, visit them online.


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.