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Ontario Farmland Trust

Contact Information
Alternate Name OFT
Office Phone 519-824-4120 ext 52654
E-Mail info@ontariofarmlandtrust.ca
Website ontariofarmlandtrust.ca
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Primary Contact Krista Long, Program Manager
Primary Executive Kathryn Enders, Executive Director; Email: kathryn@ontariofarmlandtrust.ca
Description (Site) Johnston Hall (on Trent Lane), University of Guelph campus
Site Location Guelph-University of Guelph
Located In Community Guelph
Mailing Address c/o University of Guelph 
Johnston Hall, School of Environmental Design and Rural Development 
Rm 042 
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1
Physical Access Not Accessible
Description & Services
Description (Agency) Works with farmers, rural communities and other interested parties to protect and preserve farmland and the associated agricultural, natural and cultural features of Ontario's countryside.
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
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit ; (51) Registered Charity
Established 2004
Funding Grants ; Fundraising ; Donations
Print Material Brochures, fact sheets, reports
Subjects
Service Categories Issue Advocacy ~ Agricultural Issues ; Land Conservation ; Trust Administration