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to compete globally and to develop new market opportunities.
Rapid Response programs provide assistance to Ontario agri-food innovators for sales and research.
Work with innovators in the industry and foster initiatives that contribute to Ontario’s advancement in the ag sector.
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"This program is very important and integral in allowing Canadian companies an opportunity to respond quickly to an opportunity that could potentially grow a Canadian company significantly, thus leading to economic benefits for Ontario and Canada. Without programs like this, it would be hard for a small biotech company like PlantForm to reach out and have face to face meetings with companies from around the world, as often our resources are limited."
"The program was excellent. It made it possible for us to make an important step forward in developing the technology, which would not have been possible without this program."
"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"
"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"
"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"
"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 an OAFT semi-annual meeting. In this way, OAFT has played a key role in helping us to become part of the Ontario agricultural community"
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.
The Climate Action Incentive Fund (CAIF) SME Project stream provides support to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)... MORE
Hosted by World Trade Centre Toronto's Market Activation Program (MAP), each trade mission presents a unique opportunity for... MORE
Natural Products Canada’s new Proof of Concept Program (POC Program) addresses a consistent gap within... MORE
Up to $100,000 available in grants for Ontario SMEs in agri-food and beverage processing, advanced... MORE
IPM 2019 will take place in Verner, an agricultural community in the municipality of West Nipissing, Ontario from September 17 to 21, 2019. The IPM provides a unique tourist experience as it is hosted in a different part of Ontario each year on prime agricultural land. The IPM showcases the host region and builds on the specific features of the region where the event is taking place.MORE
Please join us at Vineland’s Victoria Avenue Farm for the annual What’s Growin’ On Open House.
Vineland’s annual open house has moved to the fall this year. The focus will be on the latest research of our apple breeding program.
Please register by September 18. Due to space limitations, attendance is restricted to the first 140 registrants.
Please register each participant individually.
For more information, contact Nathalie Dreifelds
September 19, 2019 - 6:00pm
3310 Marina Boulevard, Vineland Station, Ontario (off Victoria Avenue)
The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair takes place every November in the City of Toronto. Come celebrate the best in agriculture, local food, and equestrian competitions from across the country. Whether you’re a visitor or an exhibitor, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair is jam-packed with home-grown fun and the best in local food and animal entertainment.
The Royal is the largest combined indoor agricultural fair and international equestrian competition in the world. It is where Canadian and international breeders, growers and exhibitors are declared champions and where hundreds of thousands of attendees come to learn, compete, shop and have a great time with friends and family.MORE
Six exceptional Canadians have been selected to join the Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame as 2019 inductees in recognition for their lifelong contributions to the agricultural sector. JoAnne Buth, Marc Comtois, Cynthia Grant, Louis Latimer, Laurent Pellerin and Robert Prestage will be officially inducted into the national Hall of Fame at a ceremony on Thursday, November 28, 2019 at the Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac in Quebec City, QC.MORE
Need to get somewhere to close the deal on your agri-innovation? Rapid Response funding can help.
Strong connections to industry, producers and academia will help your organization stay ahead of the pack.
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