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Grain Farmers of Ontario Announces 52 Weeks of Your Farmers

GUELPH, ON (January 3, 2017) – Grain Farmers of Ontario is pleased to announce a new project, 52 Weeks of Your Farmers, as part of the Good in Every Grain public outreach campaign.

This project builds on Grain Farmers of Ontario’s success with the Your Farmers project in 2016 which showcased three Ontario grain farmers regularly sharing videos and photos from their farms and their daily lives throughout the spring, summer, and fall.

Now, Good in Every Grain is taking it to the next level with 52 Weeks of Your Farmers. Every week throughout 2017 an Ontario grain farmer will be profiled at www.GoodinEveryGrain.ca/YourFarmers. The profiles will include photos, information about their farm, as well as personal information to help the non-farming public relate to the farmers.

"By showing the public the faces and stories of our Ontario grain farmers, we hope to help bridge the gap between the non-farming public and farming communities," says Meghan Burke, Manager of Communications, Grain Farmers of Ontario. "Much of the urban population has limited access to farming – we want to give everyone a chance to know farmers and feel comfortable reaching out to farmers when they have questions about how grains are grown, harvested, and used."

Every week in 2017, Good in Every Grain will share a new farmer profile on the website, Facebook, and Twitter. The program can be followed on social media by using #YourFarmers.

Grain Farmers of Ontario

Grain Farmers of Ontario is the province’s largest commodity organization, representing Ontario’s 28,000 barley, corn, oat, soybean and wheat farmers. The crops they grow cover 6 million acres of farm land across the province, generate over $2.5 billion in farm gate receipts, result in over $9 billion in economic output and are responsible for over 40,000 jobs in the province.

Contact:

Meghan Burke, Communications – 519 767-2773; mburke@gfo.ca

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