February 18, 2016

OASC Queen's Park Lobby Day

Amy Cronin, Chair of Ontario Pork, discussing OASC's 2016 Budget request with Finance Minister Charles Sousa.

Amy Cronin, Chair of Ontario Pork, discussing OASC's 2016 Budget request with Finance Minister Charles Sousa.

Rob Scott, Chair of the Ontario Sheep Marketing Agency, discussing OASC's 2016 Budget request with Arthur Potts, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.

Rob Scott, Chair of the Ontario Sheep Marketing Agency, discussing OASC's 2016 Budget request with Arthur Potts, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.

Amy Cronin, Chair of Ontario Pork, discussing OASC's 2016 Budget request with Toby Barrett, PC Critic for Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.

Amy Cronin discussing OASC's 2016 Budget request with Toby Barrett, PC Critic for Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.

Markus Haerle, Grain Farmers of Ontario Board Director, discussing OASC's 2016 Budget request with Steve Clark, MPP for Leeds-Grenville.

Markus Haerle, Grain Farmers of Ontario Board Director, discussing OASC's 2016 Budget request with Steve Clark, MPP for Leeds-Grenville.

Rob Scott, Chair of the Ontario Sheep Marketing Agency, discussing OASC's 2016 Budget request with Labour Minister Kevin Flynn.

Rob Scott discussing OASC's 2016 Budget request with Labour Minister Kevin Flynn.

OASC farm leaders and staff with Arthur Potts, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.

OASC farm leaders and staff with Arthur Potts, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.

Markus Haerle of GFO presenting a certificate to Granville Anderson, Liberal MPP for Durham, recognizing his participation in the 2015 Farm Tours.

Markus Haerle presenting a certificate to Granville Anderson, Liberal MPP for Durham, recognizing his participation in the 2015 Farm Tours.

OASC farm leaders and staff presenting a certificate to Marie-France Lalonde, Liberal MPP for Ottawa-Orléans, recognizing her participation in the 2015 Farm Tours.

OASC farm leaders and staff presenting a certificate to Marie-France Lalonde, Liberal MPP for Ottawa-Orléans, recognizing her participation in the 2015 Farm Tours.

OASC farm leaders and staff presenting a certificate to Steve Clark, PC MPP for Leeds-Grenville, recognizing his participation in the 2015 Farm Tours.

OASC farm leaders and staff presenting a certificate to Steve Clark, PC MPP for Leeds-Grenville, recognizing his participation in the 2015 Farm Tours.


November 16, 2015

OASC Queen's Park Luncheon

OASC Chair Bob Gordanier welcomes attendees to the OASC Queen's Park luncheon.

OASC Chair Bob Gordanier welcomes attendees to the OASC Queen's Park luncheon.

MPPs Jack MacLaren and John Vanthof at the luncheon.

MPPs Jack MacLaren and John Vanthof at the luncheon.

Erin MacDuff and Judy Dirksen from Veal Farmers of Ontario, and Mark Brock from Grain Farmers of Ontario.

Erin MacDuff and Judy Dirksen from Veal Farmers of Ontario, and Mark Brock from Grain Farmers of Ontario.

MPPs and staff at the luncheon.

MPPs and staff at the luncheon.

Harry Cummings presents key details of the Economic Impacts Assessment of RMP.

Harry Cummings presents key details of the Economic Impacts Assessment of RMP.

Rod de Wolde of Ontario Pork discusses the importance of RMP to his farm business.

Rod de Wolde of Ontario Pork discusses the importance of RMP to his farm business.

MPPs and staff at the luncheon.

MPPs and staff at the luncheon.

Don McCabe, President of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture, at the OASC Queen's Park luncheon.

Don McCabe, President of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture, at the OASC Queen's Park luncheon.

Amy Cronin, Chair of Ontario Pork, makes concluding remarks.

Amy Cronin, Chair of Ontario Pork, makes concluding remarks.

Arthur Potts, MPP for Beaches-East York and Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, with OASC Chair Bob Gordanier.

Arthur Potts, MPP for Beaches-East York and Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, with OASC Chair Bob Gordanier.


September 28, 2015

OASC Queen's Park Advocacy Day

The OASC Advocacy Day MPP Reception begins!

The OASC Advocacy Day MPP Reception begins!

Ernie Hardeman, PC MPP for Oxford, chats with Ontario Sheep leaders.

Ernie Hardeman, PC MPP for Oxford, chats with Ontario Sheep leaders.

Hon. Glen Murray, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, and MPP for Toronto Centre, with Gary Fox from Ontario Sheep.

Hon. Glen Murray, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, and MPP for Toronto Centre, with Gary Fox from Ontario Sheep.

Andrea Horwath, NDP Leader and MPP for Hamilton Centre, and Matt Bowman, Vice President of the Beef Farmers of Ontario.

Andrea Horwath, NDP Leader and MPP for Hamilton Centre, and Matt Bowman, Vice President of the Beef Farmers of Ontario.

Judy Dirksen, Veal Farmers of Ontario Board member, and Steve Clark, PC Deputy Leader and MPP for Leeds-Grenville.

Judy Dirksen, Veal Farmers of Ontario Board member, and Steve Clark, PC Deputy Leader and MPP for Leeds-Grenville.

Andrea Horwath, NDP Leader and MPP for Hamilton Centre, with Erin MacDuff from the Veal Farmers of Ontario and Debra Conlon from the Grain Farmers of Ontario.

Andrea Horwath, NDP Leader and MPP for Hamilton Centre, with Erin MacDuff from the Veal Farmers of Ontario and Debra Conlon from the Grain Farmers of Ontario.

Bob Gordanier, OASC Chair and President of the Beef Farmers of Ontario, and Toby Barrett, PC Caucus Chair, Critic for Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, and MPP for Haldimand-Norfolk.

Bob Gordanier, OASC Chair and President of the Beef Farmers of Ontario, and Toby Barrett, PC Caucus Chair, Critic for Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, and MPP for Haldimand-Norfolk.

Bob Gordanier, OASC Chair and President of the Beef Farmers of Ontario, and Hon. Jeff Leal, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, and MPP for Peterborough.

Bob Gordanier, OASC Chair and President of the Beef Farmers of Ontario, and Hon. Jeff Leal, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, and MPP for Peterborough.

Kathryn McGarry, Liberal MPP for Cambridge, and Gary Fox from Ontario Sheep.

Kathryn McGarry, Liberal MPP for Cambridge, and Gary Fox from Ontario Sheep.

Hon. Glen Murray, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, and MPP for Toronto Centre, chats with Rob Scott, Ontario Sheep's Vice Chair.

Hon. Glen Murray, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, and MPP for Toronto Centre, chats with Rob Scott, Ontario Sheep's Vice Chair.

John Vanthof, NDP Critic for Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, and MPP for Timiskaming-Cochrane, and Judy Dirksen, Veal Farmers of Ontario Board member.

John Vanthof, NDP Critic for Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, and MPP for Timiskaming-Cochrane, and Judy Dirksen, Veal Farmers of Ontario Board member.

Julia Munro, PC MPP for York-Simcoe, and Lisa Thompson, PC MPP for Huron-Bruce, with Erin MacDuff from the Veal Farmers of Ontario.

Julia Munro, PC MPP for York-Simcoe, and Lisa Thompson, PC MPP for Huron-Bruce, with Erin MacDuff from the Veal Farmers of Ontario.

OASC leaders with Hon. Jeff Leal, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, and MPP for Peterborough.

OASC leaders with Hon. Jeff Leal, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, and MPP for Peterborough.

Richard Horne, Policy Manager for the Beef Farmers of Ontario, chats with Hon. Liz Sandals, Minister of Education and MPP for Guelph.

Richard Horne, Policy Manager for the Beef Farmers of Ontario, chats with Hon. Liz Sandals, Minister of Education and MPP for Guelph.

Bob Gordanier, welcomes MPPs and guests to the OASC Advocacy Day MPP Reception. Lou Rinaldi, MPP for Northumberland-Quinte West, and Chair of the Liberal Rural Caucus, on the left.

Bob Gordanier welcomes MPPs and guests to the OASC Advocacy Day MPP Reception. Lou Rinaldi, MPP for Northumberland-Quinte West, and Chair of the Liberal Rural Caucus, on the left.

Reception attendees listen to Bob Gordanier’s remarks.

Reception attendees listen to Bob Gordanier's remarks.

L-R: Stefan Larrass (Policy Analyst at Ontario Pork), Eric Schwindt (Vice-Chair of Ontario Pork), Grant Crack (Liberal MPP for Glengarry-Prescott-Russell), Bob Gordanier (OASC Chair and President of the Beef Farmers of Ontario), and Richard Horne (Policy Manager for the Beef Farmers of Ontario)

L-R: Stefan Larrass (Policy Analyst at Ontario Pork), Eric Schwindt (Vice-Chair of Ontario Pork), Grant Crack (Liberal MPP for Glengarry-Prescott-Russell), Bob Gordanier, and Richard Horne.

Randy Pettapiece, PC MPP for Perth-Wellington, with Judy Dirksen and Erin MacDuff of the Veal Farmers of Ontario.

Randy Pettapiece, PC MPP for Perth-Wellington, with Judy Dirksen and Erin MacDuff of the Veal Farmers of Ontario.

Sophie Kiwala, Liberal MPP for Kingston and the Islands, with Bob Gordanier, OASC Chair and President of the Beef Farmers of Ontario.

Sophie Kiwala, Liberal MPP for Kingston and the Islands, with Bob Gordanier, OASC Chair and President of the Beef Farmers of Ontario.

Richard Horne and Matt Bowman of the Beef Farmers of Ontario chat with Randy Pettapiece, PC MPP for Perth-Wellington.

Richard Horne and Matt Bowman of the Beef Farmers of Ontario chat with Randy Pettapiece, PC MPP for Perth-Wellington.


Summer 2015

OASC Farm Tours

Arthur Potts, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, and MPP for Beaches-East York, chats with OASC reps about RMP.

Arthur Potts, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, and MPP for Beaches-East York, chats with OASC reps about RMP.

Toby Barrett, MPP for Haldimand-Norfolk, and Ontario PC Party Critic for Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, visits Schuyler Farms in Simcoe, Ontario.

Toby Barrett, MPP for Haldimand-Norfolk, and Ontario PC Party Critic for Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, visits Schuyler Farms in Simcoe, Ontario.

Jim McDonell, MPP for Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry tours Markus Haerle's farm, and discuss the Risk Management Program.

The Honourable Deb Matthews, Deputy Premier and President of the Treasury Board, and MPP for London North Centre, participates in an engaging kitchen table discussion about the Risk Management Program.

Jim McDonell, MPP for Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry tours Markus Haerle's farm, and discuss the Risk Management Program.

Jim McDonell, MPP for Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry tours Markus Haerle's farm, and discuss the Risk Management Program.

Marie-France Lalonde, MPP for Ottawa-Orléans, learns about the importance of RMP while touring Maple Meadow Farms in Osgoode, Ontario.

Marie-France Lalonde, MPP for Ottawa-Orléans, learns about the importance of RMP while touring Maple Meadow Farms in Osgoode, Ontario.

Steve Clark, MPP for Leeds-Grenville, visits a soybean farm in Elgin, Ontario.

Steve Clark, MPP for Leeds-Grenville, visits a soybean farm in Elgin, Ontario.

Kim Sytsma guides Steve Clark, MPP for Leeds-Grenville, on a tour of her beef farm in Athens, Ontario, while discussing the impact RMP has had in providing stability into her business.

Kim Sytsma guides Steve Clark, MPP for Leeds-Grenville, on a tour of her beef farm in Athens, Ontario, while discussing the impact RMP has had in providing stability into her business.

Ontario Sheep's Marc Carere thanking Durham MPP Granville Anderson for touring Ken Lamb's MapleWinds Farm in Port Perry.

Ontario Sheep's Marc Carere thanking Durham MPP Granville Anderson for touring Ken Lamb's MapleWinds Farm in Port Perry.


July 17, 2015

FPT Meeting

Left to right: Bob Gordanier, OASC Chair, with Hon. Gerry Ritz, federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and Hon. Jeff Leal, Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs at the Federal, Provincial and Territorial (FPT) Agriculture Ministers meeting in Charlottetown, PEI.

Our work never stops! OASC Chair Bob Gordanier explaining to Minister Ritz how RMP is making a difference and encouraging the Federal Government to join.