Building on the Best – JFAO and GROWMARK

Future Farmers of America (FFA)

The 2014 GROWMARK Annual Meeting took place in Chicago at the end of August. I know many other members of JFAO that have been a part of this opportunity and greatly enjoyed it, so I was eager to meet the other youth delegates and take part in

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Kurtis Smith – Wales Exchange Report 2014

Kurtis Smith Exchange to Wales 2014

After returning from volunteering with Habitat for Humanity in New Zealand in February, I quickly decided that I wanted to apply for a JFAO exchange to explore and experience another part of the world! At March Conference I was awarded with what

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TSC Partnership

JFAO and TSC Stores are pleased to offer a new partnership opportunity

JFAO and TSC Stores are pleased to offer a new partnership opportunity available to all current JFAO Members & Alumni. Members and Alumni will receive incredible savings everyday at TSC Stores, plus special monthly offers. TSC is also offering JFAO Members and Alumni a Wholesale Delivery option direct to a Partner’s business location, through its sister company – TSC Country Pro Services.

Members will have received their cards via their provincial directors, while JFAO Alumni should have received these cards with their Alumni Donation Letter. If you are an alumni and have not received these documents, please contact Jessica Burgess at with a complete civic address, or call the JFAO office at 519-780-5326.

JFAO provides opportunities for young people age 15 – 29 of all backgrounds, but especially those in rural Ontario. Members take on the challenge of exploring their individual talents and potential to develop personally while being involved in bettering their communities, networking, and having fun. JFAO’s mission is “To Build Future Rural Leaders Through Self-Help and Community Betterment.” JFAO would also like to extend appreciation to our Diamond Sponsors: North Waterloo Farmers Mutual Insurance Company, and the Ontario Federation of Agriculture.

Junior Farmers travels to Wales on JFAO Exchange

Junior Farmers travels to Wales on JFAO Exchange

When I found out that I had been accepted for a JFAO exchange, I was so excited and nervous as it was my first trip to the other side of the world! But shortly after this news I found out that I wasn’t going to be the only JF in Wales at the time, Kurtis Smith had

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