Helpful Links

Associations & Commodity Groups

Agricultural Groups Concerned About Resources and the Environment, is a coalition of farm organizations committed to communicating about agriculture and the environment. We are the voice of Ontario’s 45,000 farmers who grow fruit, vegetables, and field crops on environmental issues.

Beef Information Centre
Dedicated to beef information. BIC’s mandate is to maximize demand for Canadian beef and optimize the value of Canadian beef products.

Canadian Embryo Transfer Association (CETA/ACTE)
Canada has long been a leader in the area of livestock genetics. For nearly three decades, Canadian producers have enjoyed commanding world-wide respect and demand for their seedstock, and have become major players in international marketing and movement.

Canadian Federation of Agriculture
The Canadian Federation of Agriculture is the country’s largest farmers’ organization.

Canadian Pork Council
Playing a leadership role involving all levels of industry and government, in the concerted effort towards a common understanding and action plan for achieving a dynamic and prosperous pork industry in Canada.
A partnership of farm organizations that representing farmers and stakeholders in Canadian agriculture. We represent the people that produce our food –farmers. Agriculture has an important story to tell and we think you should hear it from the people whose livelihoods depend on it.

The Foundation for Rural Living
Advancing the rural nonprofit and voluntary sector, build sustainable rural capacity and enhance the quality of life for rural citizens – through the growth and development of community investment in the form of philanthropy, citizenship and collaboration.

L’Union des producteurs agricoles
Promote, defend and develop the professional, economic, social and moral interests of Québec’s farm producers, without distinction as to race, nationality, gender, language or beliefs.

Ontario Farm Animal Council
Bridging the gap between farmers and the rest of society by providing facts and addressing concerns related to animal care, environment and food safety.

Ontario Agri-Food Technologies
Providing leadership and coordination in utilizing technology to generate wealth and sustainability for the agricultural and food industries of Ontario

Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies
Unifying body for Agricultural Societies in Ontario. Through promotion, communication and educational activities, it provides leadership to its members.

The Canadian Seed Growers’ Association
Represents 4,500 seed growers and provides leadership as the only Canadian organization to monitor and certify pedigreed seed for all agricultural crops in Canada except potatoes.


Advanced Agricultural Leadership Program
19-month executive development opportunity for men and women actively involved in Ontario’s agriculture and food industry.

Agriculture in the Classroom Canada (AITC)
Promotes agriculture education and awareness in Canada. AITC works hard to provide balanced, factual information to teachers and students thus enabling young people to make educated decisions relating to food, environment, careers and lifestyle.
This bilingual database provides concise listings of training and learning programs in agriculture offered across Canada.

Canadian Association of Diploma in Agriculture Programs (CADAP)
Association of post secondary educational institutions offering diploma programs in agriculture. Members include:

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
Detailed profiles, requirements, application and admission information for programs of study at Canadian CEGEPs, colleges and universities.

Repository of humorous and informative videos answering questions relating to agriculture.

Ontario Agri-Food Education
Working together to increase awareness of the agri-food industry by providing educational programs and resources.

There’s a Heifer in Your Tank
Innovative U of A student project that provides the public with humorous and informative answers to questions relating to agriculture.

General Agriculture Information
Online community of technical experts in agriculture.

Agriculture Institute of Canada
Vision for wise use of the agri-resource base: sustainable and profitable maximization of societal and commercial benefits derived from the agri-resource base.

Canadian Agriculture At A Glance
Exploration of agriculture produced by Statistics Canada. It explores Canadian Agriculture in an easy to understand and interesting way.

Canadian Federation of Agriculture
The CFA was formed in 1935 to answer the need for a unified voice to speak on behalf of Canadian farmers. It continues today as a farmer-funded, national umbrella organization representing provincial general farm organizations and national commodity groups. Through its members, it represents over 200,000 Canadian farm families from coast to coast.

Center for Agricultural Business (CAB)
As an independent research facility, the Center for Agricultural Business (CAB) plays a vital role in helping California’s agribusinesses meet the challenges posed by a changing and increasingly competitive world.

Provides videos and other info. about agriculture.

The Organic Trade Association
Represents businesses across the organic supply chain and addresses all things organic, including food, fiber/textiles, personal care products, and new sectors as they develop.


Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Provides information, research, policies and programs to achieve security of the food system and health of the environment.

Alberta Agriculture Food And Rural Development
Information on agricultural events, crops and livestock news, an organic growers directory, markets, animal research, seeding, forage and pesticide,

Branding Canada 
Approximately 45 per cent of Canadian domestic food and agricultural production is exported either directly as primary products or indirectly as part of processed products.

Eastern Cereal and Oilseed Research Centre (ECORC)
A major focus is developing improved varieties of barley, corn, oats, soybeans and wheat for eastern Canada, and providing expertise on plants, fungi and insects for biocontrol and genetic improvement.

Greenhouse and Processing Crops Research Centre
The Centre conducts environmental quality research and develops sustainable land and crop management strategies. Research is focused on breeding, pest management, soil, water, and air quality, and crop productivity.

Information collection and dissemination system designed to provide the most current data on horticultural commodities across Canada.

Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs

Southern Crop Protection and Food Research Centre
The Centre conducts research on air, water and nutrients, field crops, bio-based products and processes, genomics and biotechnology, and integrated pest management.

Statistics Canada
Agriculture statistics information.

United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization
FAO is also a source of knowledge and information. We help developing countries and countries in transition modernize and improve agriculture, forestry and fisheries practices and ensure good nutrition for all.

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA(
The US’s equivalent to our Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.

Media Links (Ontario) is the Ontario agricultural community’s most timely and trusted source for industry news and information. We offer a complete online source for breaking news, insightful analysis, farming tips, shopping, online education and community interactivity.

Natural Life Magazine
Canadian journal provide articles and information to people who want positive alternatives to high cost, high consumption lifestyles for themselves and their families.

Permaculture Magazine
Magazine dedicated to the study of ecological human habitats and food production systems.

Youth & Leadership

4-H Canada
The Canadian 4-H Council provides a strong national platform that offers innovative support and initiatives which inspire youth to become contributing leaders in their communities.