UPCOMING EVENT – FARMLAND: USING IT, LOSING IT & PROTECTING IT
Join us on Feb 1st for this farmer-focused session where we will explore recently developed information on farmland in the Greater Golden Horseshoe, but with a specific focus on east central Ontario. Planners and local decision-makers are also welcome.
Time will be set aside for an open discussion around causes and possible solutions, and how farmers can engage in the process.
Refreshments and lunch will be provided. Lunch is sponsored by Durham Region Agriculture and Rural Affairs.
Registration is limited and pre-registration is required.
Wayne Caldwell, Professor and Sara Epp, PhD candidate, from the University of Guelph, will present research on farmland converted to non-agricultural uses from 2000 to 2014 in the region
Pat Learmonth, Director of Farms at Work, will illustrate trends in the use of farmland in east central Ontario over the past 40 years.
Kathryn Enders, Executive Director of Ontario Farmland Trust, will focus on using Farmland Easement Agreements as a tool to permanently protect farmland in Ontario.
OMAFRA representatives will provide an update on the Agricultural Systems Mapping for the Greater Golden Horseshoe and what it will mean for planning in the future.
Location: near Millbrook, ON
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