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Ontario Farmland Trust

Contact Information
Office Phone 519-824-4120 ext 52654
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Primary Contact Krista Long, Program Manager
Agency Information
Description (Agency) Works with farmers and farmland owners to protect and preserve farmland and the associated agricultural, natural, and cultural features of Ontario's countryside.
Legal Status (50) Non Profit ; (51) Registered Charity
Established 2004
Primary Executive Kathryn Enders, Executive Director; Email:
Funding Grants ; Fundraising ; Donations
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Pursues three main activities: 
* direct land protection through conservation easements and land donations  
* policy development for improved farmland protection  
* research and education to advance land protection and related policy development  
Works directly with landowners who have a desire to see their farms permanently protected for agriculture. Offers tools to landowners and community groups, such as farmland conservation easements, that can be used to protect individual properties of value to them. 
Raises awareness of the impacts of farmland loss, the need for greater farmland preservation and the importance of land stewardship. Encourages collaboration among diverse stakeholders, including farmers, local food groups, land use planners, health advocates, and government.
Hours Hours may vary - call in advance 
Meeting: Annual Farmland Forum - call or visit website for information
Areas Served Ontario
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Call or e-mail for information on membership and volunteer opportunities
Languages English
Fees Membership - $50 - renewed annually
Site Information
Site Location Guelph-University of Guelph
Located In Community Guelph
Mailing Address c/o University of Guelph 
School of Environmental Design and Rural Development (SEDRD) 
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1
Physical Access Not Accessible
Categories and Classification
HCSD Main Heading Government / Legal
HCSD Sub Heading Community Legal Services
Service Categories Issue Advocacy ~ Agricultural Issues ; Land Conservation ; Trust Administration

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