Friday, April 2, 2010

Sustain Our Farms Town Hall Meeting

GUELPH, Ontario, April 1, 2010 /Canada NewsWire/ - The Ontario Agriculture Sustainability Coalition (OASC) to host a Town Hall meeting of Ontario's agricultural leaders and as many as 200 local farmers.


Sustain our Farms Forum - A Town Hall meeting for farmers and
agricultural leaders.


Ontario's local food supply is in jeopardy, along with thousands of
families, farms and processing jobs. Urgent government action is needed
to ensure that Ontario agriculture is sustainable.


Tuesday, April 6, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm


Stratford Rotary Complex, Community Hall, 353 McCarthy Road, Stratford,


MP Gary Schellenberger,
MPP John Wilkinson,
MPP Ernie Hardeman, Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Critic, Invited
Mayor Dan Mathieson, City of Stratford
Chris White, Chair of the Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA) and
Mayor of the Township of Guelph/Eramosa

The OASC's members include the Ontario Cattlemen's Association, the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers' Association, Ontario Grains & Oilseeds, Ontario Pork, the Ontario Sheep Marketing Agency and Ontario Veal, together with the Christian Farmers' Federation of Ontario and the Ontario Federation of Agriculture.

For further information: OFA President, Bette Jean Crews: (613) 921-0597; Lesley Robinson, Redbrick Communications: (705) 241-3287,

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