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Celebrate Canadian Food Saturday, August 1st

July 28, 2015

Celebrate Food Day Canada on Saturday, August 1, 2015 with fresh and delicious locally grown and produced Canadian food. Food Day Canada is a great day to connect the food we eat with the land we live in.

Whether you’re enjoying a backyard barbecue with friends and family or dining at a local restaurant, Food Day Canada invites all Canadians to show their passion for food and share their experience on social media. Share a recipe, post a photo of your favourite dish or tag Food Day Canada with your menus using the hashtags #CanadaISfood and #FDC2015.

For more details, visit FoodDayCanada.ca.


Scotiabank offers more resources for your farm business

July 24, 2015

OFA member offer: Scotiabank offers OFA 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 approved for new and 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.


The OFA 'Reel' Farm Video Challenge is back for 2015

July 22, 2015

The OFA 'Reel' Farm Video Challenge is back and that means it’s time to get creative and get your video cameras 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 Rick Mercer 'rant' style video or create your own farm-themed music parody with friends and family. The winning entry in each category will receive a $1,000 cash prize. All videos must present a positive portrayal of Ontario agriculture.

All videos must be submitted before October 15, 2015.

If you're looking for ideas, check out the video submissions from the 2014 OFA 'Reel' Farm Video Challenge on OFA’s YouTube channel at YouTube.com/OntarioFarms.

For more information, including the official contest rules and entry form, visit ofa.on.ca/videochallenge.