Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario Commentary
By Franchesca Weeks, CFFO Communications Manager
The Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario (CFFO) is gearing up for another amazing Convention & Banquet, and we want to invite our members, supporters and friends of the organization to join us. This year’s convention will be held on Tuesday November 29, 2016 at St. George Banquet Hall in Waterloo, just minuets away from St. Jacob’s Country Market. Last year we looked at Emerging Opportunities for Ontario on a global perspective, bringing speakers like Cher Mereweather, Lyndon Carlson and Andrew Campbell. At this year’s convention we will be focusing on Emerging Opportunities for Ontario Agriculture on a more local perspective.
The CFFO represents a wide range of family farms throughout Ontario. From large farms that use innovative technology for efficiency to medium sized farms that use innovative practices for profitability. At this years convention we brought speakers from around Ontario that will share their personal story of how they have used innovative practices to benefit their local businesses.
Dean Glenney has been farming for 50 years. He will be sharing how he explored and perfected fence row farming and how he was able to increase profitability, reduce run off and soil erosion all while building soil health through this innovative practice.
Jeffrey Linton has been in the pork business all his life. For the past 6 years he has been developing and refining his husbandry skills that he learned abroad. Listen to Jeffrey discuss his humane and sustainable production and how giving his animals the best care and comfort allows him to be able to produce the best pork.
Jim Eby has developed a passion for the Guernsey breed. When a policy change allowed for individual farmers to brand and market the milk from their own farm, Jim jumped at the opportunity to do so. Find out how Jim has made Golden Guernsey milk and products branded by Eby Manor available for marketing on store shelves.
Thornsten Arnold was the lead consultant for the Eat Local Grey Bruce business plan and has been a driving force to make the distribution alliance a reality. Listen as Thornsten discusses how local organic food systems hold the solution for higher employment, a better environment, good health and a greater purpose in life.
The CFFO is looking forward to another great convention with motivational speakers, amazing food and fellowship. We want to encourage you to come out and spend your day with us on November 29 at St. George’s Banquet Hall in Waterloo.
For more information please visit our website at www.christianfarmers.org.