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November 2013

Rainy River CFA Newsletter DISTRICT NEWS

C-K President Jacques Tetreault presented the 2013 ChathamKent bursary award to Joshua Dreise.

About 20 people came out to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Rainy-River district as part of the Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario in the Emo CRC on Sept. 27. The evening began with a BBQ supper after which some of the past presidents reminisced about the past and the issues that were current at the time. CFFO president Lorne Small also spoke about current issues and the perspective that the federation comes from.

The CFFO convention is coming up soon, Wednesday Nov. 13th, the program looks very interesting with two significant speakers. The day is also a great social time to catch up with other members and see what is happening in their area. There is still plenty of room to attend.

Photo By: Jacques Tetreault, Chatham-Kent CFA

If you have issues or concerns, feel free to contact one of the district board members. If you would like to become more involved with federation activities, check the CFFO web site for upcoming events. The CFFO staff and executive board wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

7660 Mill Rd. Guelph, ON N1H 6J1 E: P: 519.837.1620 F: 519.824.1835

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FEDERATION NEWS Christian Farmers Federation of Comments on Bill 36, Local Food Act


The Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario (CFFO) wishes to thank the committee for considering the comments of our organization on Bill 36, Local Food Act, 2013. The Christian Farmers Federation represents over 4,300 farmers across the province of Ontario. The CFFO supports the approach being fostered by the current draft that seeks to encourage education, awareness, and promotion of Ontario grown food over a regulatory approach, yet we see the opportunity for the Local Food Act to do more to help create sustainable local food systems in this province. To read the entire document, go to the CFFO Policy Page on the website

2014 In 2014, the CFFO will be celebrating its 60th anniversary! The federation is planning some special events during the year and ending with our 2014 Convention & Banquet.

Important Dates • To register for the Growing Forward 2

program: go to for more info. • CFFO Leadership Summit Nov. 12, 2013, Courtyard Marriot • CFFO Convention Nov. 13, 2013, Farming in the World of Tomorrow


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More Federation News CFFO is part of a working group dealing with stray voltage or uncontrolled electricity. If you would like to give any information on this issue, contact Paul Bootsma

Leadership Summit This year we are again hosting a Leadership Summit for district board members. The theme for this evening is “Marketing CFFO’s Message”. The federation covers the cost for two district board members and their spouses. Hotel rooms have been booked for Tuesday night for those who would like to stay and attend the Convention the following day. We have two speakers for this year’s program, Crystal Mackay of Farm & Food Care and Cathy Jo Noble, a leading public affairs specialist. Register by contacting Paul Bootsma at 519-820-6856 or by emailing or by contacting the office 519-837-1620.

Rainy River District Board Members: Sietske Van Zwol.…..807-483-7729 Jan Van Rozen……....807-482-3941 Arnold Kaemingh…..807-486-3491 Wade Desserre……..807-483-5412 Mark Husser………….807-487-2694

Upcoming Events CFFO Leadership Summit and Convention Pork Committee meeting: Friday Nov. 29 in Woodstock

Rainy River November 2013  


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