The Ontario Harness Horse Association (OHHA) has been accepted as an organizational member of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA).
The OFA is one of three farm policy organizations in Ontario, and represents 38,000 farm members.
OFA has 51 County Federations of Agriculture and includes 31 organizational members and affiliates representing a majority of Ontario’s commodities.
“We are pleased that the board has accepted our application to become members,” says Jim Whelan, president of OHHA, in a press release. “OHHA has worked with the OFA over the years and with many of our members already OFA members as well, it made sense to establish this formal relationship.”
OFA is in regular communication with elected officials from all levels of government, and along with the efforts of OHHA, will help raise awareness of the importance of the horse breeding and racing industries and all of the related jobs and economic activity that they generate, the organization says.