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Industry Impact - DFO chair Murray Sherk on caring for our communities, giving back and a strong dairy sector
My term as chair with Dairy Farmers of Ontario (DFO) is coming to an end and the torch is being passed to new leadership. It has been a privilege to serve on the board for the past 12 years and I am grateful to the board, which has endorsed me as chair for the past five.
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Across Ontario, Dairy Producer Committees are impacting communities
Dairy Producer Committees (DPCs) are local ambassadors for the dairy industry. In communities across Ontario, they step up and show up to support local food banks, teams and cultural events, fairs, schools and so much more.
Making Milk and Cookies Mean Even More
This season, to support communities and spread holiday cheer across Ontario, Dairy Farmers of Ontario (DFO) launched its fifth consecutive Milk and Cookies holiday campaign with a donation to SickKids and other Ontario children’s hospitals in Hamilton (McMaster Children’s Hospital), London (Children’s Hospital) and Ottawa (Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario).
Canada’s Dairy Farmers Help Keep our Country Strong
Canadian dairy farmers are essential members of their communities. The impact of their work is great: the dairy sector supports more than 195,000 full-time equivalent jobs, generates more than $19 billion in annual economic activity from coast to coast and keeps millions of Canadians fed.
Milk Helps Give a Hand Up
The organization enables poor and isolated agriculturally based communities to improve their quality of life by supporting projects that contribute to economic, social, and environmental development and sustainability.
Planning for the Unexpected - 10 tips to strengthen your farm’s emergency response plan
While risk and hazard assessments are critical to emergency response planning, the risks of some emergencies are not always considered on the farm. Increasing phenomena like derechos, tornadoes and forest fires are becoming much more frequent across the province.