Wheat School: Who is the GFO?

wheat_school_logo

We have no shortage of farmer led groups in Canada. Almost every crop has a growers association that represents their interests in Ottawa, tries to create demand for the commodity with end users and consumers, supports the agronomics of the crop and provides services to the members. Many times this can feel disjointed and does not allow for a whole approach especially when it means going to Ottawa.

The Ontario corn, soybean and wheat growers are taking a different approach. In January 2010 the Grain Farmers of Ontario or GFO was formed to represent the interests of all three crop types under one umbrella.

See more Wheat School Content

Barry Senft is the Chief Executive Officer of the Grain Farmers of Ontario (GFO). I talked to him about who makes up the GFO and what are the objectives.

If you cannot see the below video Click Here

 

Shaun Haney

Shaun grew up on a family seed farm in Southern Alberta. Haney Farms produces, conditions and retails wheat, barley, canola and corn seed. Shaun Haney is the founder of RealAgriculture.com. @shaunhaney

Trending

Wheat School: ‘Real’ Wheat Farmers — Shawn Schill

Not often do you hear of wheat outyielding corn, but that's the case in our latest episode in the 'Real' Wheat Farmers series. RealAgriculture resident agronomist Peter Johnson can barely contain himself when Arthur, Ontario farmer Shawn Schill of Shawridge Farms tells him that one 200-acre field yielded 154 bu/ac of wheat, beating the average corn…Read more »

Related

Leave a Reply