Ontario Young Farmers’ Forum

The Ontario Young Farmers’ Forum (OYFF) attracts some of the brightest young farmers from across the province. A two day forum is held in mid-late November, for those aged 18-40 and it is held in conjunction with the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) annual convention. Delegates have the opportunity to learn, connect and discuss the most pressing agricultural issues that are faced on a daily basis. No matter where you are from or what type of farming you do, you are welcome to take part in the opportunity to grow at OYFF. This event is open to all those 18-40, who are interested in or involved in agriculture, not only JFAO members.

OYFF Events

Ontario Young Farmers Forum moves to a virtual program!

In light of ongoing health concerns related to COVID-19, JFAO will transition the Ontario Young Farmers Forum (OYFF) to a virtual discussion series for 2021. The virtual program will consist of a four-part speaker series during the month of November. A number of topics will be covered in these sessions and the final session will include a panel of young farmers from across Canada. Each session will include a presentation from a Canadian farmer!

Check out the FAQ‘s below.

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Read more about the 2021 OYFF programs and watch the video replays.

OYFF 2021 Virtual Programs

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Farm Safety and Advocating for Agriculture

Session 1 - Thursday, November 4, 2021 at 7:00 pm

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Soil Health For Farm Business Health 

Session 2 - Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 7:00 pm

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Farm Succession Planning With MNP

Session 3 - Monday, November 15, 2021 at 7:00 pm

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Innovative Farmer Panel

Session 4 - Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at 7:00 pm

OYFF 2021 In-Person Programs

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Eastern Farm Tour - Live Event

Session 5 - Saturday, November 27, 2021 at 10AM

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Western Farm Tour - Live Event

Session 6 - Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 10:30AM

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Frequently Asked Questions: OYFF Virtual Forums

The Ontario Young Farmers Forum is intended for young people involved in the agriculture industry from across Ontario between the ages of 18 – 40.

Due to the generous support of our industry partners and programs sponsors, registration is being offered free of charge for the webinars.  There is a $10 registration fee for the in-person farm tours to hold your spot.  These funds are being donated to our Provincial Charity for 2021 which is the Do More Ag Foundation.

The webinar series will provide the opportunity for young people working in agriculture to learn, connect, and network with other members of the agriculture industry from across Ontario. Each session will be approximately an hour in length and will generally consist of two presentations on key agricultural issues from an industry member.  Following the webinar, a networking and social opportunity will be offered to attendees.

Right here on this page.  Click the “Read More” button for each session to find out about the topics and fill out the short registration form to receive your invitation via email.

If you have further questions, please contact karen@jfao.on.ca or info@jfao.on.ca

Thank You To Our Sponsors of OYFF

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