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Ontario Agri-Food Education Inc. (OAFE) is a registered charity incorporated under the Agricultural and Horticultural Organizations Act of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture. OAFE was created in 1991 with the mission of building awareness and understanding of the importance of an agriculture and food system. The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture provides baseline funding in support of OAFE's programs and services.
OAFE is dedicated to enhancing the learning experiences of students by providing high quality, objective and curriculum-linked agriculture and food related learning materials and professional consultative service to Ontario educators.
The OAFE office is located in Milton Ontario however OAFE has Teacher Ambassadors across the provinec. Teacher Ambassadors deliver agricultural lessions in classrooms in many different regions of Ontario. OAFE employees know that the work that they do adds value to education and has long term inpacts on teachers, students and the agricultural industry.
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Check out this Toronto Star article to find out more about the career opporunities available in horticulture and gardening. Read more...
Conservative MPP, Lisa Thompson, representing the Huron-Bruce electorate, is lobbying for high school students to learn more about careers in the agri-food industry.
Thompson has introduced a private members' motion requesting that an agri-food component, focused on career opportunities, be added to the Grade 9 and 10 Ontario curriculum. Learn more...