Ontario Farmland Trust 2023 Farmland Forum

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Author: Sustain Ontario

Posted: January 23, 2023

Categories: Events / GoodFoodBites

The Ontario Farmland Trust‘s (OFT) 2023 Farmland Forum will be taking place online and in person in Guelph on Thursday, March 23rd.

The theme for this year’s forum, Planning to Save the Soil, will focus on the social, economic and environmental considerations for protecting the foundation of our farmland and agri-food sector – Ontario’s soil.

OFT has announced the topic of two panels:

  • The first panel will be on The Right to Soil: Expanding Complete Communities
    Soil is critical to providing basic necessities for us to live and to thrive. This panel will explore the idea of adding agricultural land as a defining feature of complete communities. What could this mean for planning just and sustainable communities? How can planning processes recognize the many services provided by soil, like climate change mitigation, and water filtration?
  • The second panel will be on Nourishing The Land
    Ontario farmers play an integral role in building and preserving soil for future generations. This panel invites stewards of soil health from all corners of the agricultural landscape, from larger scale to small scale farmers, from grain croppers to pastured livestock farmers, to discuss ways they are protecting and enhancing our local soils and how they can be supported in their work.

Stay tuned on the Ontario Farmland Trust website for more details as they are announced, including keynote speakers and registration.