Young Farmer Forum

Meet and Connect with Young Ontario Farmers

OFVC is proud to recognize the role of young farmers with another unique opportunity to help grow the leadership role they play in Ontario. The Young Farmer Forum returns in 2019 offering a great way to connect with young farmers (40 and under) from across the province while enjoying refreshments and featured speaker Toban Dyck, farmer, communicator and award-winning journalist.

How to Participate

There is no charge for this event and interested participants can register online for this event when purchasing their OFVC registration package. This event is open to OFVC registered attendees only. Seating is limited.

Time and Location

Thursday, February 21
11:45 am - 1:30 pm
Room 221
Note: This session is being hosted in a new location at SCC. Click here to view room location.


11:45 Light refreshments

12:20 Welcome and speaker introduction

12:30 Shades of Grey: Writing About and Working in the Ag Sector
Guest Speaker Toban Dyck

1:15 Questions and wrap-up

About Toban Dyck
Toban Dyck is a farmer, communicator and award-winning journalist, who is immersed in agriculture. He is an agriculture columnist for the Financial Post, Grainews and Maclean's. And his work has also appeared in the Globe and Mail and the Economist. He is the Director of Communications for Manitoba Pulse & Soybean Growers, a non-profit that allows him to practice what he preaches: quality, honest communication will always win. Toban is working towards taking over his family farm and is a tireless advocate for exposing consumers to the realities of farming and food production. You can follow Toban on Twitter @tobandyck.