By Pat Jilesen
Director, Ontario Federation of Agriculture
The Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) knows how proud our members are of their farms, families and agricultural communities. That’s why we’re launching the OFA’s Proud to Farm photo contest. We’re asking members and their families to share their views of Ontario agriculture in a little friendly competition.
The Proud to Farm photo contest is open until August 17, giving OFA members plenty of time to capture that perfect shot throughout the growing season. There are three categories to enter – Proud to Farm, Farm Scenes and Farm Animals – for members and their immediate families to share their favourite images of Ontario agriculture. Prizes will be awarded to winners in each category, plus an additional grand prize for the Farmers Choice Award. Photo entries must be submitted online at www.ofa.on.ca.
The contest is sponsored by OFA’s Proud to Lead initiative and Farm Credit Canada. OFA members will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite photo in each category, including the Farmers Choice Award. Voting will be available online and at OFA’s Federation House during Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show in September.
Winning photographs will be announced at OFA’s 2018 Annual General Meeting in November and featured in the 2019 issue of OFA Today magazine.
OFA invites all members and their families to share your photography skills and show us what rural life, farm animals, agriculture and farming looks like to you. Full details are available at www.ofa.on.ca/photocontest.