OXFORD COUNTY

RURAL GUIDE
2015

Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
401 Lakeview Drive
Woodstock, ON N4T 1W2
Telephone: 539-537-6621 Fax: 519-539-5351
www.ontario.ca/omafra

Woodstock Resource Centre Staff

Oxford County
Rural Guide 2015

Email Address

Telephone

Dan Babak, Further Processing Inspector

dan.babak@ontario.ca

519-537-7767

Ed Bailey, Area Manager, Meat Inspection Operations

ed.bailey@ontario.ca

519-537-5646

Christine Brown, Nutrient Management Field Crops Lead

christine.brown1@ontario.ca

519-537-8305

Lisa Clarke, Area Coordinator, Meat Inspection

lisa.clarke@ontario.ca

519-537-6605

Kim DeKlein, Ag. & Rural Economic Development Advisor

kim.deklein@ontario.ca

519-537-8078

Mike Draper, Livestock Community Sales Act Coordinator

mike.draper@ontario.ca

519-537-2032

Ben Hindmarsh, Environmental Specialist

ben.hindmarsh@ontario.ca

519-537-6592

Penny Lawlis, Human Standards Officer

penny.lawlis@ontario.ca

519-537-5468

Kevin McKague, Rural Environment Engineer

kevin.mckague@ontario.ca

519-537-8491

Janet McLean, Client Service Representative

janet.mclean@ontario.ca

519-537-6623

Erin Panek, Business Development Consultant

erin.panek@ontario.ca

519-537-3537

Lynn Pardoe, Project Analyst

lynn.pardoe@ontario.ca

519-537-8422

Vicky-Jo Petker, Further Processing Inspector

vicky-jo.petker@ontario.ca

519-537-7767

Nicole Rabe, Land Resource Specialist

nicole.rabe@ontario.ca

519-826-3550

Kristy Symon, Veterinary Services Advisor

kristy.symon@ontario.ca

519-537-8862

Sherry Taylor, Compliance and Advisory Officer

sherry.taylor@ontario.ca

519-537-7936

Lisa VanDenEeckhout, Client Service Representative

lisa.vandeneeckhout@ontario.ca

519-537-2248

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Frequent Contacts

Website/Email

Telephone

Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
“Get agriculture, food and rural info with one number.”

www.ontario.ca/omafra

1-877-424-1300

Agricorp

www.agricorp.com
contact@agricorp.com

1-888-247-4999

Agricultural Information Contact Centre, Guelph

ag.info.omafra@ontario.ca

1-877-424-1300

CFIA Livestock Emergency Transport Line (24 hour)

1-877-814-2342

Cropline (field crop hotline)

www.omafra.gov.on.ca/English/su
bscribe/podcast.htm#cropline

1-888-449-0937

Emergency Management Ontario

www.emergencymanagementonta
rio.ca

1-877-314-3723

Farm Property Class Tax Rebate Program

farmtax.omafra@ontario.ca

1-877-424-1300

Foodland Ontario

www.ontario.ca/foodland
foodland@ontario.ca

1-877-424-1300

Growing Forward 2

To apply:
www.ontarioprograms.net/

1-877-424-1300

Local Food Fund

www.ontario.ca/localfood
localfoodfund@ontario.ca

1-877-424-1300

Ministry of Environment – 24 hour Spills Action Centre

www.ene.gov.on.ca

1-800-268-6060

Nutrient Management Information Line

ag.info.omafra@ontario.ca

1-877-424-1300

Ontario Pesticide Education Program – Pesticide safety
certification and training for farmers and vendors

www.opep.ca
rcopep@uoguelph.ca

1-800-652-8573

Ontario Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

www.ontariospca.ca

1-888-668-7722

Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association – Online
registration for Environmental Farm Plan Workshops,
Growing Your Farm Profits Workshops and other learning
opportunities

www.ontariosoilcrop.org

1-800-265-9751

Oxford County Board of Health

www.oxfordcounty.ca/health

519-539-9800

Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation

www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/pre
mier_award/index.html

1-877-424-1300

Publications: ServiceOntario Publications

OMAFRA Publication Catalogue:
www.omafra.gov.on.ca/English/pro
duct/index.html

1-800-668-9938

Service Canada
959 Dundas Street, Suite 101, Woodstock

www.servicecanada.gc.ca

1-800-622-6232

ServiceOntario

www.serviceontario.ca

1-800-267-8097

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Southwest Region OMAFRA Resource Centres

Telephone

Facsimile

Clinton – 100 Don Street, Clinton N0M 1L0

519-482-3333

519-482-5031

London – 667 Exeter Rd., London N6E 1L3

519-873-4070

519-873-4062

Ridgetown – 120 Main St. E., Ridgetown N0P 2C0

519-674-1690

519-674-1564

Stratford – 63 Lorne Ave. E., Suite 2B, Stratford N5A 6S4

519-271-0280

519-273-5278

Woodstock – 401 Lakeview Drive, Woodstock N4T 1W2

519-537-6621

519-539-5351

Telephone

Website

Alfred College

613-679-2218

www.alfredc.uoguelph.ca

University of Guelph

519-824-4120

www.uoguelph.ca

Kemptville College

613-258-8307

www.kemptvillec.uoguelph.ca

Ridgetown College

519-674-1690

www.ridgetown.uoguelph.ca

Agricultural Education

Popular OMAFRA Resources

Website/Email

Newsletters:
OMAFRA Agricultural Business Update, ON Organic, Ontario Berry Grower, Crop-Pest
Ontario, Crop Talk, Hort Matters, Orchard Network, The Tender Fruit Grape Vine,
Vegetable Viewpoint, ONvegetables, CEPTOR – Animal Health News, OMAFRA
Virtual Beef, Pork New & Views, Nutrient Management Newsletter, The Buzz – a
newsletter about OMAFRA/University of Guelph Partnership

To subscribe:
www.omafra.gov.on.ca/engli
sh/newsletters.html

Agriphone and Podcast Updates:
OMAFRA provides Agriphone and Podcast update messages to assist in the delivery
of timely information to you: Cropline, Sound Advice – Audio Crop Reports, Turfgrass
Management, Swine

To subscribe:
www.omafra.gov.on.ca/engli
sh/subscribe/podcast.htm

Connects/Dateline:
OMAFRA Connects is a provincial e-letter that provides information on programs and
resources to producers, processors, rural business, municipalities and agriculture and
rural economic development organizations. OMAFRA Dateline is a regionally based
calendar of events, meetings and workshops that is accessible from the ministry’s
website. Calendars are available to download or print.

To subscribe to OMAFRA
Connects:
omafra.connects@ontario.ca
To visit OMAFRA Dateline:
www.omafra.gov.on.ca/engli
sh/rural/edr/eventstraining.htm
If you have an event to add:

omafra.connects@ontario.ca

Oxford County Rural Guide – 2015 Edition
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs – Woodstock Resource Centre

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Oxford County Rural Organizations
4-H Ontario
111 Main St. N., Box 212, Rockwood N0B 2K0
4-H Region 6 – Oxford County:
Communications Coordinator: Linda Humphrey,
36 John St. W., Bright N0J 1B0

Telephone/Facsimile

Website/Email

519-856-0992
1-877-410-6748
519-856-0515 (Fax)

www.4-hontario.ca
inquiries@4-hontario.ca

519-454-8201 (Linda)

www.4-hontario.ca
oxford4-h@xplornet.com

Asparagus Farmers of Ontario
Executive Director: Bernie Solymár
1283 Blueline Rd., Simcoe N3Y 4N5

519-426-7529

Beef Farmers of Ontario:
130 Malcolm Rd., Guelph N1K 1B1

519-824-0334
1-866-370-2333
519-824-9101 (Fax)

www.ontariobeef.com
info@ontariobeef.com

519-879-6458 (Jack)

oxfordcountycattlemens@gmail
.com

Beef Farmers of Ontario (Oxford County):
President: Jack Frew
226172 Otterville Rd., R.R. #1, LaSalette N0E 1H0
Secretary: Sally Smith-Pelleboer
592533 Oxford Rd. 13, Springford N0J 1X0
Buy Local Oxford
Communications/Administrator: Amy Matheson
Canadian Association of Farm Advisors
Executive Director: Liz Robertson

www.asparagus.on.ca
bernie.solymar@asparagus.on.ca

info@asparagus.on.ca

519-688-6053 (Sally)

519-852-8836

www.oxfordbuylocal.ca
info@oxfordag.ca

306-466-2294
1-877-474-2871

www.cafanet.com
info@cafanet.com

226-381-0282
226-381-0284 (Fax)

www.dairyxpo.ca
info@dairyxpo.ca

Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show
160 Research Lane, Unit 101, Guelph N1G 5B2

519-822-2890
1-800-563-5441
519-829-1777 (Fax)

www.outdoorfarmshow.com
info@outdoorfarmshow.com

Canadian Soybean Exporters’ Association
Suite 104, 160 Research Lane, Guelph N1G 5B2

519-822-3386
519-822-8862 (Fax)

www.canadiansoybeans.com
csea@canadiansoybeans.com

CanWest Dairy Herd Improvement
660 Speedvale Ave. W., Suite 101, Guelph N1K 1E5

519-824-2320
1-800-549-4373
519-824-2434 (Fax)

www.canwestdhi.com
info@canwestdhi.com

Chicken Farmers of Ontario
3320 South Service Rd., Burlington L7R 3Y8

905-637-0025
905-637-3464 (Fax)

www.ontariochicken.ca
info@ontariochicken.ca

Christian Farmers’ Federation of Ontario
642 Woolwich St., Guelph N1H 3Y2

519-837-1620
519-824-1835 (Fax)

www.christianfarmers.org
cffo@christianfarmers.org

519-863-6216 (Bart)

hillandiafarms@xplornet.com

Canadian Dairy Expo
Event Location: Stratford Rotary Complex, 353
McCarthy Rd., Stratford N5A 7R4; Head Office: P.O.
Box 536, Port Rowan N0E 1M0

Christian Farmers’ Federation – Oxford
President: Bart Mulder, 126 Poldon Dr., Norwich
N0J 1P0
Vice-President: Gysbert Roos, 263669 Prouse Rd.,
R.R. #1, Mount Elgin N0J 1N0

Oxford County Rural Guide – 2015 Edition
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs – Woodstock Resource Centre

519-877-0168 (Gysbert)

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Dairy Farmers of Ontario
6780 Campobello Rd., Mississauga L5N 2L8
Oxford Field Services Rep: Ross Crawford
Blandford-Blenheim Field Services Rep: Paul Cornell

905-821-8970
905-821-3160 (Fax)
519-425-1965 (Ross)
519-425-4444 (Fax)
519-740-2295 (Paul)

www.milk.org
questions@milk.org
ross.crawford@milk.org
paul.cornell@milk.org

Ecological Farmers of Ontario
5420 Hwy. 6 N., Orchard Park Office Centre,
Guelph N1H 6J2

519-822-8606
1-877-822-8606
519-822-5681 (Fax)

www.efao.ca
info@efao.ca

Egg Farmers of Ontario
7195 Millcreek Dr., Mississauga L5N 4H1

905-858-9790
905-858-1589 (Fax)

www.eggfarmersofontario.ca
eggboard@getcracking.ca

Egg Farmers of Ontario – Zone 3
st
Dan Veldman, 317119 – 31 Line, Embro N0J 1J0

519-349-2514
519-349-2803 (Fax)

dveldd@gmail.com

Fanshawe College (Woodstock Campus)
369 Finkle St., Woodstock N4V 1A3

519-421-0144
519-539-3870 (Fax)

www.fanshawec.ca/woodstock

Farm & Food Care Ontario
100 Stone Road West, Suite 202, Guelph N1G 5L3

519-837-1326
519-837-3209 (Fax)

www.farmfoodcare.org
info@farmfoodcare.org

Farm Credit Canada (Woodstock)
536 Athlone Avenue, Woodstock N4S 7V8

519-539-9839
519-539-3459 (Fax)

www.fcc-fac.ca
onwoodstock@fcc-fac.ca

Farm Safety Association
Ontario AgriCentre, 100 Stone Rd. W., Suite 101,
Guelph N1G 5L3

905-614-1400
1-877-494-9777
905-614-1414 (Fax)

www.farmsafety.ca
info@farmsafety.ca

Farmers Markets’ Ontario
54 Bayshore Rd., Brighton K0K 1H0

613-475-4769
1-800-387-3276
613-475-2913 (Fax)

www.farmersmarketsontario.com
fmo@farmersmarketsontario.com

Federated Women’s Institutes of Ontario
552 Ridge Rd., Stoney Creek L8J 2Y6
Mt. Elgin W.I. – Dorothy Longridge
Anna P. Lewis W.I. – Jean Porter
Braemar W.I. – Mary Walton
Brooksdale W.I. – Marlene Matheson
Browns W.I. – Dianne Greason
Jean Brumpton W.I. – Bonnie Sitts
Lakeside W.I. – Anne Roxburgh
Princess Elizabeth W.I. – Joyce Hill
Springford W.I. – Nelda Kiddie
Cornell W.I. – Nancy John
Oxford District W.I. – Sheila Greson
Garlic Growers Association of Ontario
Director: Mark Wales
Grain Farmers of Ontario
679 Southgate Drive, Guelph N1G 4S2
Grain Farmers of Ontario – District 7 Oxford
Director: Kevin Armstrong, R.R. 4, Woodstock N4S 7V8
Jersey Ontario
9-350 Speedvale Ave. W., Guelph N1H 7M7

Oxford County Rural Guide – 2015 Edition
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs – Woodstock Resource Centre

905-662-2691
905-930-8631 (Fax)
519-485-2816 (Dorothy)
519-539-0371 (Jean)
519-475-4297 (Mary)
519-475-4508 (Marlene)
519-349-2250 (Dianne)
519-842-9809 (Bonnie)
519-283-6262 (Anne)
519-462-2812 (Joyce)
519-842-3963 (Nelda)
519-688-0928 (Nancy)
519-349-2768 (Sheila)

To locate a branch:
www.fwio.on.ca
alongridge@xplornet.com

519-773-7352

www.garlicgrowers.on.ca
walesfarm@hotmail.com

519-767-6537
1-800-265-0550
519-767-9713 (Fax)

mathesonmb@yahoo.ca

jmhill@execulink.com
rnjohn@xplornet.ca
gresonsh@gmail.com

www.gfo.ca
info@gfo.ca

519-532-9660

kevin@armstrongacres.com

519-766-9980
519-766-9981 (Fax)

www.jerseyontario.ca
ontario@jerseycanada.com

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Jersey Club – Oxford
President: Ted Hargreaves
Secretary: Sue Hargreaves

519-533-8396 (Ted)
519-475-6266 (Sue)

ted@qualityseeds.ca

Junior Farmers’ Association of Ontario
Ontario AgriCentre, 100 Stone Rd. W., Suite 206,
Guelph N1G 5L3

519-780-5326
519-821-8810 (Fax)

www.jfao.on.ca
info@jfao.on.ca

Junior Farmers’ Association – Oxford
President: Karen DeBruyn
Provincial Director: Yvonne Scheurman
Maple Syrup Producers
Office Administrator: Rhonda Roantree
275 County Rd. 44, R.R. #4, Kemptville K0G 1J0
National Farmers Union
5420 Highway 6 N., R.R. #5, Guelph N1H 6J2
National Farmers Union – Perth/Oxford Local 341
President: George Stevers, R.R. #2, Gadshill N0K 1J0
Secretary: Ann Slater, R.R. #1, Lakeside N0M 2G0
Ontario Agri-Food Education Inc.
8560 Tremaine Rd., Milton L9T 4Z1

519-423-0380 (Karen)
519-424-2291 (Yvonne)
613-258-2294
1-866-566-2753
613-258-0207 (Fax)

sue_hargreaves2001@hotmail.com

oxfordjf@jfao.on.ca
kdebruyn@uoguelph.ca
yvonne_xox_73@hotmail.com
www.ontariomaple.com
admin@ontariomaple.com

1-888-832-9638

www.nfuontario.ca
office@nfuontario.ca

519-393-6855 (George)
519-349-2448 (Ann)

www.nfu.ca
aslater@quadro.net

905-878-1510
905-878-0342 (Fax)

Ontario Bean Growers
660 Speedvale Ave. W., Unit 302, Guelph N1K 1E5

519-803-9847

Ontario Beekeepers’ Association
8560 Tremaine Rd., P.O. Box 476, Milton L9T 4Z1

905-636-0661
905-636-0662 (Fax)

Ontario Beekeepers’ Association – Middlesex,
Oxford, Elgin
President: Bob Crowhurst, R.R. #1, Arva N0M 1C0

519-666-1670

www.oafe.com
info@oafe.org
www.ontariobeans.on.ca
info@ontariobeans.on.ca
www.ontariobee.com

www.moebeea.com
robert.crowhurst@sympatico.ca

Ontario Berry Growers Association
30 Harmony Way, Kemptville K0G 1J0

613-258-4587
613-258-9129 (Fax)

www.ontarioberries.com
info@ontarioberries.com

Ontario Broiler Chicken Hatching Egg Producers’
Association 483 Arkell Rd., Guelph N1H 6H8

519-821-0657
519-821-9419 (Fax)

www.obchepa.ca
obchepa@golden.net

Ontario Canola Growers’ Association
General Manager: Carrie James
Box 106, 206 Toronto St. S., Markdale N0C 1H0

519-986-3519
519-986-3811 (Fax)

www.ontariocanolagrowers.ca

Ontario Dairy Goat Cooperative
5 Industrial Rd., Box 71, Teeswater N0G 2S0

519-392-8926
1-888-392-8926
519-392-8927 (Fax)

www.ontariodairygoat.com
info@ontariodairygoat.com

Ontario Farm Fresh Marketing Association
2002 Vandorf Sideroad, Aurora L4G 7B9

905-841-9278
905-726-3369 (Fax)

www.ontariofarmfresh.com
info@ontariofarmfresh.com

Ontario Federation of Agriculture
Ontario AgriCentre, 100 Stone Rd. W., Suite 206,
Guelph N1G 5L3

519-821-8883
1-800-668-3276
519-821-8810 (Fax)

www.ofa.on.ca

Ontario Federation of Agriculture – Oxford County
President: Joe Wilson
Communications/Administrator: Amy Matheson
Member Service Rep: Janine Lunn
Ontario Fruit & Vegetable Growers’ Association
Unit 105, 355 Elmira Rd. N., Guelph N1K 1S5
Oxford County Rural Guide – 2015 Edition
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs – Woodstock Resource Centre

519-852-8836 (Amy)
1-866-408-0128 (Janine)
519-763-6160
519-763-6604 (Fax)

info@ontariocanolagrowers.com

www.oxfordag.ca
info@oxfordag.ca
janine.lunn@ofa.on.ca
www.ontariofresh.ca
info@ofvga.org
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Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers
32 Seneca Rd., Leamington N8H 5H7
Chair: Don Taylor

519-326-3604 or
1-800-265-6926
519-326-7842 (Fax)

Ontario Holsteins
285 Fountain St. S., Cambridge N3H 1J2
Western Ontario Rep: Angela Howard
404693 Beaconsfield Rd., R.R. #2,
Burgessville N0J 1C0

519-653-6180
519-653-2129 (Fax)
519-535-7769 (Angela)

Ontario Plowmen’s Association
188 Nicklin Road, Guelph N1H 7L5
Oxford County Dairy Producer Committee
Chair: Catherine Agar
384560 Salford Rd., RR1 Salford N0J 1W0
Vice-Chair: Peter DeBoer
244559 Airport Rd., RR7 Tillsonburg N4G 4H1
Secretary/Treasurer: Joel Stam
345907 Quaker St., RR3 Norwich N0J 1P0
Oxford County Plowmen’s Association
Advisory Councillor: Eric Howard; President: Don Wilson
Secretary: David Hill
Oxford Blenheim Plowmen’s Association
Ruth Fried, 936821 Blenheim Rd., Plattsville N0J 1S0
Ontario Pork
655 Southgate Dr., Guelph N1G 5G6
Oxford Pork Producers’ Association
Graham Learn, 344873 Quaker St., Norwich N0J 1P0
th
Shaun Ball, 255153 – 25 Line, Thamesford N0M 2M0
Certified Organic Pork Producers Association
(COPPA)
Contact: Arnold Egli
40971 Walton Rd., RR # Walton N0K 1Z0

519-767-2928
1-800-661-7569
519-767-2101 (Fax)
519-485-6458 (Catherine)

www.ontariogreenhouse.com
dtaylor@ontariogreenhouse.com

www.ontario.holstein.ca
branch@ontario.holstein.ca
almbrown@execulink.com
www.plowingmatch.org
admin@plowingmatch.org
www.milk.org
agarcv@hotmail.com

deboerpetere@yahoo.ca
519-842-6859 (Peter)
deboerpetere@yahoo.ca
jmstam@silomail.com
226-228-6463 (Joel)
jmstam@silomail.com

519-475-4238 (Eric)
519-462-2430 (Don)
519-539-3486 (David)
519-696-2774 (Ruth)
519-767-4600
1-877-668-7675
519-829-1769 (Fax)
519-424-3979 (Graham)
519-285-3015 (Shaun)
519-523-9465 (Arnold)

www.ontariopork.ca

graham.learn@gmail.com
brekelinn@xplornet.com
ategli@tcc.on.ca

Ontario Processing Vegetable Growers – District 2
435 Consortium Crt., London N6E 2S8
Chairman: Jim Reith
Secretary: Dave Crossan

519-681-1875
519-685-5719 (Fax)
519-666-1228 (Jim)
519-666-0356 (Dave)

Ontario Sheep Marketing Agency
130 Malcolm Rd., Guelph N1K 1B1
District 3 Director Oxford: Ron Follings

519-836-0043
519-836-2531 (Fax)
519-625-8809 (Ron)

www.ontariosheep.org
admin@ontariosheep.org
rlbfarms@cwisp.ca

519-826-4214
1-800-265-9751
519-826-4224 (Fax)
226-973-3548 (Margaret)

www.ontariosoilcrop.org

Ontario Soil & Crop Improvement Association
1 Stone Rd. W., Guelph N1G 4Y2
Regional Program Lead: Margaret May
Oxford Soil and Crop Improvement Association
President: Adam Garfat, 484557 Sweaburg Rd.,
Beachville N0J 1A0
Secretary: Cathy Dibble, 766977 Township Rd. 5,
Drumbo N0J 1G0
Oxford County Rural Guide – 2015 Edition
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs – Woodstock Resource Centre

519-423-6570 (Adam)
519-463-6374 (Cathy)
519-463-6375 (Fax)

www.opvg.org

margaret.may@ontariosoilcrop.org

garfata8430@hotmail.com
cdibble@odyssey.on.ca

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Ontario Woodlot Association
275 County Road 4, R.R. #4, Kemptville K0G 1J0
Practical Farmers of Ontario
P.O. Box 9, Chatsworth N0H 1G0
President: Sean McGivern
Rural Ontario Institute
CEO: Rob Black, 7382 Wellington Rd. 30,
Guelph N1H 6J2
Stewardship Oxford
th
515781 – 11 Line, R.R. #3, Woodstock N4S 7V7
Chair: Roger Boyd, R.R. #2, Burgessville N0J 1C0

613-258-0110
613-258-0207 (Fax)

www.ont-woodlot-assoc.org
info@ont-woodlot-assoc.org

519-374-9300

www.practicalfarmersontario.ca
contactpfo@gmail.com
seanmc4@hotmail.com

519-826-4204
519-826-4208 (Fax)

www.ruralontarioinstitute.ca
info@ruralontarioinstitute.ca
rblack@ruralontarioinstitute.ca

519-424-2673 (Roger)
519-462-1863 (Fax)

www.stewardshipoxford.ca
stewardshipoxford@gmail.com
rogeboyd@oxford.net

Turkey Farmers of Ontario
1120–100 Conestoga College Blvd., Kitchener N2P 2N6

519-748-9636
519-748-2742 (Fax)

www.ont-turkey.on.ca

United Way of Oxford
447 Hunter St., Woodstock N4S 4G7

519-539-3851
519-539-3209 (Fax)

www.unitedwayoxford.ca
info@unitedwayoxford.ca

Women for the Support of Agriculture
Secretary: Gerda Pier

Economic Development, Chambers of Commerce,
Business Resources & BIA
OMAFRA
Ag. & Rural Economic Development Advisor:
Kim DeKlein, 401 Lakeview Drive, Woodstock N4T 1W2
Rural Oxford Economic Development Corporation
Bernia Wheaton, EDO

519-773-3984

Telephone/Facsimile
519-537-8078
519-539-5351 (Fax)
226-228-8283

www.womenforthesupportofagri
culture.org
oxfordwsa@hotmail.com
pierbg@live.com
Website/Email
kim.deklein@ontario.ca
www.roedc.ca
bernia@roedc.ca

Oxford Small Business Support Centre Inc.
118 Oxford St., Ingersoll N5C 2V5

519-425-0401
519-425-0803 (Fax)

www.osbsc.on.ca
admin@osbsc.on.ca

Woodstock District Chamber of Commerce
476 Peel St., Woodstock N4S 1K1

519-539-9411
519-456-1611 (Fax)

www.woodstockchamber.on.ca
info@woodstockchamber.ca

Ingersoll District Chamber of Commerce
132 Thames St. S., Ingersoll N5C 2T4
General Manager: Ann Campbell

519-485-7333
519-485-6606 (Fax)

www.ingersollchamber.com

Tillsonburg District Chamber of Commerce
20 Oxford St., Tillsonburg N4G 2G1
CEO: Suzanne Renken

519-688-3737
519-842-2941 (Fax)

www.tillsonburgchamber.ca
suzanne@tillsonburgchamber.ca

Community Employment Services
40 Metcalfe St., Woodstock N4S 3E7

519-539-8161
1-888-439-8161
519-539-7833 (Fax)

www.ceswoodstock.org

Workforce Planning and Development Board
Elgin, Middlesex and Oxford
647 Wilton Grove Rd., Unit 3, London N6N 1N7
Tourism Oxford
580 Bruin Blvd., Woodstock N4V 1E5
Tourism Specialist: Meredith Maywood

Oxford County Rural Guide – 2015 Edition
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs – Woodstock Resource Centre

519-672-3499
519-672-9089 (Fax)
519-539-9800 Ext 3355
1-800-801-7368
519-537-2718 (Fax)

anncampbell@ingersollchamber.com

www.workforcedevelopment.ca
For Oxford employment data visit:
www.worktrends.ca
www.tourismoxford.ca
tourism@oxfordcounty.ca
mmaywood@oxfordcounty.ca

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Downtown Woodstock BIA
5 Graham St., Suite 201, Woodstock N4S 6J5
Manager: Kelly Morrison

519-537-5721
519-537-3301 (Fax)

www.downtownwoodstock.ca
info@downtownwoodstock.ca

Ingersoll BIA
nd
Economic Development Dept., 130 Oxford St., 2 Floor,
Ingersoll N5C 2V5

519-485-0120
519-485-3543 (Fax)

www.ingersoll.ca/bia/bia
info@ingersoll.ca

Tillsonburg BIA
20 Oxford St., Tillsonburg N4G 2G1
Agricultural Societies and Fairboards

www.tillsonburgbia.com
519-983-5966

downtowntillsonburg@hotmail.com

Telephone/Facsimile

Website/Email

Drumbo Agricultural Society
42 Centre St., Drumbo N0J 1G0
Secretary/Manager: Nellie Pynenburg

519-532-7145

www.drumbofair.com

Embro & Zorra Agricultural Society
P.O. Box 222, Embro N0J 1J0
President: Robynn Donker

519-485-0668

www.embrofair.com
info@embrofair.com

Tavistock Agricultural Society
2901 Line 29, R.R. #2, Tavistock N0B 2R0
President: Alison Johnston

519-271-1389

www.tavistockfallfair.com
info@tavistockfallfair.com

Tillsonburg Tri County Agricultural Society
P.O. Box 43, Tillsonburg N4G 4H3
President: Mike Dean

519-842-5964
519-842-2624 (Fax)
519-688-0729 (Mike)

www.tillsonburgfair.com
ttriags@bellnet.ca
advanceauto1@bellnet.ca

Woodstock Agricultural Society
875 Nellis St., Woodstock N4S 4C6
President: Gord Marshall
Secretary: Maria Reis

519-537-8212
519-537-3349 (Fax)

www.woodstockfairgrounds.com
info@woodstockfairgrounds.com

Horticultural Societies

Telephone/Facsimile

Website/Email

Ingersoll & District
Secretary: Rose Maloney
623851 Rd. 62., Ingersoll N5C 3J5

519-485-3649

www.hosted.ocl.net/projects/ing
ersollgarden/
patrose@sympatico.ca

Tavistock & Area
P.O. Box 202, Tavistock N0B 2R0
Secretaries: Beverly Neeb and Megan Miller

519-655-2695

Tillsonburg
Secretary: Catherine Burke
P.O. Box 94, Tillsonburg N4G 4H3

519-688-0305

Woodstock
Secretary: Rose Roi, 301 Ingersoll Ave., Woodstock

Oxford County Rural Guide – 2015 Edition
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs – Woodstock Resource Centre

519-539-1061

www.gardenontario.org/site.php
/tavistock
bevtavistock@gmail.com
megan_453@hotmail.com
www.tillsonburghorticultural.ca
cathburk@rogers.com
www.woodstockhorticulture.50
webs.com
mrbones@sympatico.ca

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Municipal Contacts
County of Oxford
21 Reeve St., Woodstock N4S 7Y3
Warden: David Mayberry
CAO: Peter M. Crockett, P.Eng.
Information Oxford
21 Reeve St., Woodstock N4S 7Y3
City of Woodstock
City Hall, P.O. Box 1539, 500 Dundas St., Woodstock
N4S 0A7
Mayor: Trevor Birtch; CAO: David Creery
Town of Ingersoll
nd
130 Oxford St., 2 Floor, Ingersoll N5C 2V5
Mayor: Ted Comiskey; CAO: William Tigert
Town of Tillsonburg
10 Lisgar Ave., Tillsonburg N4G 5A5
Mayor: Stephen Molnar
Township of Blandford-Blenheim
47 Wilmot St. S., P.O. Box 100, Drumbo N0J 1G0
Mayor: Marion Wearn; CAO: Rodger Mordue

Telephone/Facsimile
519-539-9800
1-800-755-0394
519-539-9800 Ext. 3184

519-539-1291

519-485-0120
519-485-3543 (Fax)
519-842-9200
Mayor:
519-688-3009 Ext. 3234
519-463-5347
Mayor: 519-463-5333
CAO: 519-463-5347
Ext. 227

Township of East Zorra-Tavistock
90 Loveys St., Hickson N0J 1L0
Mayor: Don McKay; CAO: Jeff Carswell

519-462-2697
Mayor: 519-532-2500

Township of Norwich
285767 Airport Rd., Norwich N0J 1P0
Mayor: Larry Martin; CAO: Kyle Kruger

519-468-2410
Mayor: 519-424-2188

Township of Southwest Oxford
312915 Dereham Line, Mt. Elgin N0J 1N0
Mayor: David Mayberry; CAO: Mary Ellen Greb

519-877-2702
Mayor: 519-485-3642

Website/Email
www.oxfordcounty.ca
mayor@swox.org
pcrockett@oxfordcounty.ca
www.informationoxford.ca
contact@informationoxford.ca
www.cityofwoodstock.ca

www.ingersoll.ca
mayor@ingersoll.ca
wtigert@ingersoll.ca
www.tillsonburg.ca
smolnar@tillsonburg.ca
www.blandfordblenheim.ca
mwearn@blandfordblenheim.ca
rmordue@blandfordblenheim.ca

www.ezt.ca
dmckay@ezt.ca
jcarswell@ezt.ca
www.twp.norwich.on.ca
lmartin@norwich.ca
kkruger@norwich.ca
www.swox.org
mayor@swox.org
cao@swox.org

Township of Zorra
274620 – 27th Line, P.O. Box 306, Ingersoll N5C 3J6
Mayor: Margaret Lupton; CAO: Don MacLeod

519-485-2490
Mayor: 519-475-4443

www.zorra.on.ca
mlupton@zorra.on.ca
dmacleod@zorra.on.ca

Elected Officials

Telephone/Facsimile

Website/Email

MPP – Oxford
Ernie Hardeman, 12 Perry St., Woodstock N4S 3C2

519-537-5222
1-800-265-4046
519-537-3577 (Fax)

www.erniehardemanmpp.com
ernie.hardeman@pc.ola.org

MP – Oxford
Dave MacKenzie, 208 Huron St., Unit 4, Woodstock
N4S 7A1

519-421-7690
1-888-644-0637
519-421-9704 (Fax)

www.davemackenzie.ca

Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
The Honourable Jeff Leal, 77 Grenville St., Toronto
M7A 1B3

416-326-3074
416-326-3083 (Fax)

www.ontario.ca/omafra
minister.omafra@ontario.ca

Oxford County Rural Guide – 2015 Edition
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs – Woodstock Resource Centre

dave.mackenzie.c1a@parl.gc.ca

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Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
The Honourable Gerry Ritz, 1341 Baseline Rd.,
Ottawa K1A 0C5
Media Contacts
CJCS Radio/Mix FM Stratford
376 Romeo St. S., Stratford N5A 4T9

613-995-7080
613-996-8472 (Fax)
Telephone/Facsimile
519-272-9834
519-271-3102 (Fax)

www.agr.gc.ca
gerry.ritz@parl.gc.ca
Website/Email
www.mystratfordnow.com

Country Guide Magazine
Editor: Tom Button

519-674-1449

www.country-guide.ca
tbutton@twinbanks.com

Rural Voice
Box 429, Blyth N0M 1H0

519-523-4792
519-523-9140 (Fax)

www.northhuron.on.ca
info@northhuron.on.ca

1-877-358-7773

www.ontariofarmer.com

Ontario Farmer
1147 Gainsborough Rd., Box 7400, London N5Y 4X3
Tavistock Gazette
119 Woodstock St. S., Tavistock N0B 2R0
London Free Press
369 York St., London N6A 4G1
Tillsonburg News
25 Townline Rd., Tillsonburg N4G 4H6

ontariofarmer.editorial@sunmedia.ca

519-655-2341
519-679-1111
519-667-4523 (Fax)
519-688-6397

www.tavistock.on.ca
tavistockgazette@rogers.com
www.lfpress.com
www.tillsonburgnews.com

Sentinel Review
16 Brock St., Woodstock N4S 3B4

519-537-2341
519-537-3049 (Fax)

www.woodstocksentinelreview.com

Ayr News
40 Piper St., Ayr N0B 1E0

519-632-7432
519-632-7743 (Fax)

www.ayrnews.ca
ayrnews@golden.net

Ingersoll Times
16 Brock St., Woodstock N4S 3B4

519-537-2341
519-537-3049 (Fax)

www.ingersolltimes.ca

Norwich Gazette
16 Brock St., Woodstock N4S 3B4

519-537-2341
519-537-3049 (Fax)

www.norwichgazette.com

Heart FM 104.7
223 Norwich Avenue, Woodstock N4S 3V8

519-537-8400
519-537-8600 (Fax)

www.1047.ca

Oxford Shopping News
16 Brock St., Woodstock N4S 3B4

519-537-6657
519-537-8542 (Fax)

www.eedition.oxfordshoppingn
ews.com

Rogers TV
800 York St., London N6A 5B1

519-660-7597
519-675-1313 (Fax)

www.rogerstv.com

CTV News
P.O. Box 9, Station O, Toronto M4A 2M9

416-384-5000

www.kitchener.ctvnews.ca
news@ctv.ca

Top Crop Manager Magazine
105 Donly Drive S., P.O. Box 530, Simcoe N3Y 4N5

1-888-599-2228
519-429-3094 (Fax)

www.topcropmanager.com
jkanters@annexweb.com

Today’s Farmer
1147 Gainsborough Rd., London N6H 5L5

1-877-358-7773
519-473-2256 (Fax)

www.todaysfarmer.ca
paul.mahon@sunmedia.ca

CBC Radio
P.O. Box 500, Station A, Toronto M5W 1E6

1-866-306-4636

www.cbc.ca/radio/

519-743-2611

www.chymfm.com

96.7 CHYM FM
305 King St. W., Suite 1101, Kitchener N2G 4E4
Foodland Forum
995 Richmond St., Ste. #1, Chatham N7M 5J5
Oxford County Rural Guide – 2015 Edition
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs – Woodstock Resource Centre

519-360-1735
1-800-334-4435
519-360-1736 (Fax)

www.foodlandforum.com
agradio@foodlandforum.com

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AM 980, FM 96 and 103.1 Fresh Radio
380 Wellington St., #222, London N6A 5B5

519-931-6000
519-679-1967 (Fax)

www.am980.ca
news@am980.ca
www.fm96.com
www.1031freshradio.com

Easy 101 FM and Country 107.3
77 Broadway, P.O. Box 10, Tillsonburg N4G 4H3

519-842-4281
519-842-4284 (Fax)

www.easy101.com
info@easy101.com
www.country1073.ca

519-931-6000
1-877-643-1039

www.country104.com

Country 104
290 Dundas St., Woodstock N4S 1B2
97.5 Virgin Radio, BX93, Funny 1410
743 Wellington Rd. S., London N6C 4R5

Oxford County Rural Guide – 2015 Edition
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs – Woodstock Resource Centre

519-686-2525
519-686-2556 (Fax)

www.london.virginradio.ca
www.bx93.com
www.funny1410.ca

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Oxford County at a Glance
Item

Oxford

Province

Percent of
province

Farms, 2011 Census (number)
1,815
51,950
Total .……………………………................................……..
1,009
27,201
Reporting under 53 hectares ............................................................
575
16,230
Reporting 53 to 161 hectares .....................................................................…
231
8,519
Reporting 162 hectares and over ...............................................…

3.49
3.71
3.54
2.71

Land Use, 2011 Census (hectares)
138,044
3,613,821
Land in crops..............................................................…
85
9,490
Summerfallow land..............................................................…
3,204
262,543
Tame or seeded pasture..............................................................…
2,350
398,538
Natural land for pasture..............................................................…
11,598
652,533
Christmas trees, woodland & wetland..............................................................…
4,954
189,728
All other land..............................................................…
160,235
5,126,653
Total area of farms..............................................................…

3.82
0.90
1.22
0.59
1.78
2.61
3.13

Greenhouse Area, 2011 Census (square metres)
72,938
Total area under glass or plastic……………………….……

12,549,007

0.58

Hired Farm Labour, 2011 Census (weeks)
83,174
Year round ..............................................................…
19,967
Seasonal ..............................................................……….
103,141
Total .....................................................................…….

1,405,252
812,057
2,217,309

5.92
2.46
4.65

Farm Capital Value, 2011 Census (farms reporting)
44
Under $200,000..............................................................…
231
$200,000 to $499,999..............................................................…
460
$500,000 to $999,999..............................................................…
1,080
$1,000,000 and over..............................................................…

2,562
12,994
15,276
21,118

1.72
1.78
3.01
5.11

Total Gross Farm Receipts, 2011 Census (farms reporting)
213
12,263
Under $10,000..............................................................…
221
9,098
$10,000 to $24,999..............................................................…
224
6,720
$25,000 to $49,999..............................................................…
242
6,189
$50,000 to $99,999..............................................................…
295
6,985
$100,000 to $249,999..............................................................…
221
5,086
$250,000 to $499,999..............................................................…
216
3,248
$500,000 to $999,999..............................................................…
135
1,558
$1,000,000 to $1,999,999..............................................................…
48
803
$2,000,000 and over..............................................................…

1.74
2.43
3.33
3.91
4.22
4.35
6.65
8.66
5.98

Farms by Industry Group, 2011 Census (number of farms)
331
4,036
Dairy cattle and milk production..............................................................…
124
7,105
Beef cattle ranching and farming..............................................................…
122
1,235
Hog and pig farming..............................................................…
60
1,446
Sheep and goat farming..............................................................…
113
1,619
Poultry and egg production..............................................................…
187
6,966
Other animal production..............................................................…
657
15,818
Oilseed and grain farming..............................................................…
42
1,531
Vegetable and melon farming..............................................................…
30
1,548
Fruit and tree nut farming..............................................................…
44
2,372
Greenhouse, nursery and floriculture..............................................................…
105
8,274
Other crop farming..............................................................…

8.20
1.75
9.88
4.15
6.98
2.68
4.15
2.74
1.94
1.85
1.27

Item

Oxford

Percent of
province

Province

Major Field Crops, 2011 Census (hectares)
17,115
445,155
Winter wheat .........................................................…
455
28,749
Oats for grain .....................................................……………………
494
51,347
Barley for grain................................................…………………….
747
42,962
Mixed grains ........................................……………….
52,278
822,465
Corn for grain .....................................…………………
8,084
109,953
Corn for silage ...............................................……..
18,518
840,901
Hay ........................................................……………………….
31,760
997,497
Soybeans ..................................................……………..
363
16,283
Dry white beans ..........................................………………
2,707
21,194
Other dry beans ......................……………………..
372
15,129
Potatoes ............................................................………….
Major Fruit Crops, 2011 Census (hectares)
94
Apples .............................................................……………….
Peaches ............................................................……. X
0
Sour Cherries………………………………..
9
Raspberries…………………………………..
33
Strawberries ................................................………….
X
Grapes ...............................................................………
Total fruit crops .......................................…………..180

6,406
2,612
948
365
1,329
7,439
21,343

1.47
0.00
2.47
2.48
0.84

Major Vegetable Crops, 2011 Census (hectares)
343
Sweet corn .............................................…………………….
Tomatoes ....................................................………… 9
821
Green peas ............................................................……….
358
Green or wax beans ..............................................................…
2,395
Total vegetables ..............................................................…

10,336
6,701
6,119
3,717
52,445

3.32
0.13
13.42
9.63
4.57

Livestock Inventories, 2011 Census (number)
33,389
318,158
Dairy cows ...........................................................
4,139
282,062
Beef cows ................................................………………
4,759
291,263
Steers ..........................................................……………….
86,594
1,741,381
Total cattle and calves .................................................................
417,892
3,088,646
Total pigs ...............................................…………………
352,807
Total sheep and lambs ................................... 9,961

10.49
1.47
1.63
4.97
13.53
2.82

Poultry Inventories, 2011 Census (number)
2,849,893
46,902,316
Total hens and chickens ............................………
570,974
3,483,828
Total turkeys ...................................………………………….

6.08
16.39

Farm Cash Receipts for Main Commodities, Oxford,
2013 (Total = $751.9 million)

Dairy

213.2

Hogs

139.2

Share of Farm Cash Receipts by Commodity, Ontario,
2013
109.6

Corn
Other
10.7%

Corn
11.3%

Poultry
7.9%

Hogs
8.6%

Fruits &
Vegetables
14.1%

Soybeans
12.8%

Tobacco
1.0%
Cattle & Calves
8.5%

Poultry

80.2

71.2

Soybeans

24.9

Field Vegetables

Eggs
2.8%

Dairy
15.7%
Flor. & Nursery
6.6%

Total =$12.1 billion

24.8

Cattle & Calves

0.0

50.0

100.0
$ millions

x Suppressed data
Sources: 2011 Census of Agriculture and Strategic Policy Branch, OMAFRA
15/09/2014

3.84
1.58
0.96
1.74
6.36
7.35
2.20
3.18
2.23
12.77
2.46

150.0

200.0