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Early Summer issue of Milk Producer magazine available online

May 25, 2022

The online version of the Early Summer Milk Producer magazine is available at www.milkproducer.ca.

 
You can also catch up on previous issues by clicking here

DFO Spring Farmer Equity campaign

May 13, 2022

Dairy Farmers of Ontario Spring Farmer Equity campaign was featured in a live broadcast segment on Citytv’s Breakfast Television, featuring Shelley Kuepfer of Den-Lee Farms, based in New Hamburg, Ont. 

Shelley is an Ontario dairy farmer and dairy educator in the Waterloo region. The objective of this segment was to reinforce the notion Ontario dairy farmers are local, as well as express the pride dairy farming families have in producing high-quality milk and dairy products for their communities.  

Watch the full segment linked here

Savour Ontario Spring campaign - The Art of Local

April 29, 2022

Dairy Farmers of Ontario’s culinary brand, Savour Ontario, is proud to present The Art of Local campaign focused on driving key consumers' awareness and consideration of local Ontario specialty cheeses.
This campaign was launched on April 25 on social and digital channels, with added support from avid food influencers to amplify our reach.

It highlights the local craft story behind Ontario’s great-tasting specialty cheeses, made with 100% local Ontario milk, through informative articles, recipes and additional content. The campaign also features a new Ontario cheese map featuring cheesemakers across Ontario.

For more information on Savour Ontario, visit savourontario.ca.

Early Spring issue of Milk Producer magazine available online

April 13, 2022

The online version of the Early Spring Milk Producer magazine is available at www.milkproducer.ca.

 
You can also catch up on previous issues by clicking here

Late Spring issue of Milk Producer magazine available online

April 13, 2022

The online version of the January Milk Producer magazine is available at www.milkproducer.ca.

 
You can also catch up on previous issues by clicking here

January issue of Milk Producer magazine available online

April 13, 2022

The online version of the January Milk Producer magazine is available at www.milkproducer.ca.

 
You can also catch up on previous issues by clicking here

Organic New Entrant Quota Assistance Program

April 05, 2022

To ensure new entrants maintain the organic milk supply, Dairy Farmers of Ontario is giving priority access for up to one position from the 2023 New Entrant Quota Assistance Program (NEQAP) to organic applicants.

The Organic New Entrant Quota Assistance Program (ONEQAP-2023) is for the application period of April. 5, 2022 to May. 31, 2022. 

Once the selection process is complete, DFO will open the application period from July. 1, 2022 to Oct. 31, 2022 for the unfilled NEQAP positions.

Click here for the Organic NEQAP application.

U14 OHL Cup presented by Dairy Farmers of Ontario

March 04, 2022

The Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA), in partnership with the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), is proud to announce the inaugural under-14 (U14) OHL Cup presented by Dairy Farmers of Ontario (DFO).
 
This event will comprise 12 U14 tier one teams, also referred to as AAA teams, from across the province and will include the top teams (as indicated below) from Ontario member partners.

“Dairy Farmers of Ontario is proud to continue our support for youth sports through this exciting and competitive tournament,” said Cheryl Smith, DFO's chief executive officer. “Our partnership with OHL provides a positive and lasting effect on youth sports while highlighting the benefits of milk in a healthy and active lifestyle. On behalf of Ontario’s 3,400 dairy producers, their families and teams, we wish the athletes well and applaud their hard work and dedication – values our producers know a lot about.”

To read the full news release, click here

Head office closed for Family Day holiday

February 18, 2022

Dairy Farmers of Ontario’s (DFO) head office will be closed Monday Feb. 21, 2022 for the Family Day holiday and reopening on Tuesday Feb. 22, 2022. Producers requiring DFO services over the holiday period should contact their local field services representative. DFO will be maintaining key services for dairy farmers, transporters and processors during the holiday period. Staff will be available or on-call as needed.

DFO's 2020-21 Annual Report now available

January 25, 2022

DFO's annual report is an annual overview of the operations of DFO including milk quality, transportation, advertising programs and complete financial statements.