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OMAFRA (Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs) "Stay Connected "

Posted in the Announcements page on 09/19/2016 09:20:00 on Monday, September 19, 2016.

OMAFRA Connects provides information and services for the rural and agricultural community.

Consider subscribing to OMAFRA Connects by emailing   In viewing this newsletter, you can stay current on such things as special programs, funding, workshops and information on various topics relevant to our rural community.

Listed below are just a few of the topics posted in this edition: 

Celebrate Ontario 2017
For 2017, organizers of existing large festivals and events may now apply for multi-year funding. Applicants are also encouraged to add enhancements that celebrate or commemorate Canada's or Ontario's 150th anniversary.

Downtown Revitalization: Community of Practice
For the second year in a row, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) has partnered with the Ontario Business Improvement Area Association (OBIAA) to organize and deliver three Downtown Revitalization Community of Practice sessions.

Agricultural Business Management Award Accepting Nominations
Farm Management Canada (FMC) seeks to honour individuals or groups who have made an extraordinary contribution to developing and promoting new and positive change in agricultural business management practices and expertise in Canada.

Growing Your Farm Profits Workshops
Growing Your Farm Profits (GYFP) is the place to start improving your business and by combining self-assessment and action plan development with a range of cost-share funding through Growing Forward 2.

Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA) offers a 2-day workshop, where an experienced Workshop Leader will help you review your farm management practices and prioritize your business goals.  

The workshop is open to new and established producers. Farm families and management teams are encouraged to attend the workshop together.