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OAFT - From Discovery to Profit

Ensuring that the Ontario ag sector is at the forefront of agri-tech,
to compete globally and to develop new market opportunities.


 

FUND

Rapid Response programs provide assistance to Ontario agri-food innovators for sales and research.

COLLABORATE

Work with innovators in the industry and foster initiatives that contribute to Ontario’s advancement in the ag sector.

CONNECT

Build relationships and connections within the industry. Connect with us!

INFORM

Increase awareness and advocate for the industry. Click here for Magnet Export Portal and BioProducts Update.

Our Programs

The Last Word - from our clients

  • “High level of satisfaction, provided us with the opportunity to grow both our current major software, while also providing valuable service to a current software user and receiving input on our new software that we could not obtain from beef farmers near our office.”

    Jasper Munro - Ag-Sight

  • “Provided us with the funds to engage with several groups who are already helping with sales. A great platform for our small company to grow sales, identify future leads and meet future partners.”

    Peter Mankowski - SeeHorse

  • “This program catalyzed us into action. So far, this program has been of immense value as a motivator to get out and meet strategically important organizations who may become partners or who will buy our products.”

    Tim Nelson - Be Seen Be Safe

  • “As co-founder of a small but growing agricultural technology company, I have come to value OAFT immensely...OAFT has been instrumental in providing introductions to key players, and access to expertise, and we were given the opportunity, early on, to present our ideas at a OAFT semi-annual meeting. In this way, OAFT has played a key role in helping us to become part of the Ontario agricultural community.”

    Trevor Charles - Metagenom Bio

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Our Members

Become a Member

OAFT's network is diverse and powerful because of our membership grounded in producer associations, industry and non-profits, academia and government. Join this team and help ideas come alive.

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  • Ag Proud News

    OAFT Annual General Meeting

    INDOOR AGRICULTURE: Feeding the World from Next Door.
    We will focus on urban, vertical, container and... MORE

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    The City of Guelph and County of Wellington are launching a public awareness campaign of... MORE

    Easier access to better statcan data!

    A new agricultural data hub will be launched by Statistics Canada on November 27, 2018.... MORE

    New grain bins make cleanout safer!

    Grain bins and grain handling equipment are one of the main causes of on-farm accidents.... MORE

    Can science build a better burger?

    This is the first step toward rules for growing nutritious,delicious,juicy meat in labs, not farms.... MORE

  • Events

    OAFT Annual General Meeting

    INDOOR AGRICULTURE: Feeding the World from Next Door.

    We will focus on urban, vertical, container and greenhouse agriculture, highlighting the advanced technologies and practices this evolving sector bring to our food system. A keynote speaker will be followed by Ten Minute Takes from industry specialists and one-on-one speed round opportunities with every speaker. A mentoring and networking session will round out the afternoon. 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm. No charge. Everyone welcome - please register.

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About Us

Tyler Whale

President

    Andrea Murray

    Program Administrator

    Italo Cerra

    Secretary Treasurer

      Rose Gage

      Board Chair

        Tools

        OAFT Funding

        Need to get somewhere to close the deal on your agri-innovation? Rapid Response funding can help.

        Membership

        Strong connections to industry, producers and academia will help your organization stay ahead of the pack.

        Resources

        Magnet Export Portal, Hockeystick reporting platform, government program links, funding options and more.

        News

        We are Ag-Proud! News about the sector and our partners within it.

        Ontario Bio Products Update

        The latest news in agri-food, agri-tech and bioproducts. 

        Game Changers

        Disruptive and exciting technologies explained.