The Ontario Century Farm Sign (CFS) was initiated in 1967 as a Canadian Centennial project of the Junior Farmers’ Association of Ontario (JFAO). The project continues today because of the popular demand for these centennial celebrant signs. The fee for each sign supports the cost of the program within JFAO.
The regulations governing designation of an Ontario Century Farm are as follows:
The 16″ x 19″ CFS is constructed of aluminum and is identically printed on both sides as pictured above. There are two holes on each side for hanging the sign from an appropriate standard (standards are not provided by JFAO). These signs should maintain their attractive condition for several years. Experience, however, has shown that signs not adequately secured or over-exposed to road salt may deteriorate more rapidly. Applying tape over the painted design is not recommended. JFAO does NOT guarantee the life of any sign.
The current cost per sign is $75.00 including shipping and handling. This price is subject to change without notice. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery and ensure you have provided all documentation required. Buyers are welcome to make arrangements to pick up their sign directly from the JFAO office in Guelph, but as this office is not staffed full-time this may not always be possible. In such cases verification must be mailed, e-mailed, or faxed before pick-up.
Many family farms are reaching milestones that exceed 100 years. To recognize these families, JFAO now offers 125, 150, 175 and 200 year add-on signs. These signs were custom designed by Junior Farmer member Becky Bouwmeester, and many other members creatively wrote the slogans. The add-on signs are offered in black and white, and are designed to hang under the Century Farm Sign.
To order an add-on sign (or four), check beside the appropriate sign on the application form. Add-on signs can be purchased for $40.00 each, shipping and handling included.