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OAFT - From Discovery to Profit

Ensuring that the Ontario ag sector is at the forefront of agri-tech,
to compete globally and to develop new market opportunities.



Rapid Response programs provide assistance to Ontario agri-food innovators for sales and research.


Work with innovators in the industry and foster initiatives that contribute to Ontario’s advancement in the ag sector.


Build relationships and connections within the industry. Connect with us!


Increase awareness and advocate for the industry. Click here for Magnet Export Portal and BioProducts Update.

Our Programs

The Last Word - from our clients

  • "This program is very important and integral in allowing Canadian companies an opportunity to respond quickly to an opportunity that could potentially grow a Canadian company significantly, thus leading to economic benefits for Ontario and Canada. Without programs like this, it would be hard for a small biotech company like PlantForm to reach out and have face to face meetings with companies from around the world, as often our resources are limited." 

    David Cayea - PlantForm Corporation

  • "The program was excellent. It made it possible for us to make an important step forward in developing the technology, which would not have been possible without this program."

    Les Petroczi - Guelph Junction Railway Limited

  • "High level of satisfaction, provided us with the opportunity to grow both our current major software, while also providing valuable service to a current software user and receiving input on our new software that we could not obtain from beef farmers near our office" 

    Jasper Munro - Ag-Sight

  • "Provided us with the funds to engage with several groups who are already helping with sales. A great platform for our small company to grow sales, identify future leads and meet future partners" 

    Peter Mankowski - SeeHorse

  • "This program catalyzed us into action. So far, this program has been of immense value as a motivator to get out and meet strategically important organizations who may become partners or who will buy our products"

    Tim Nelson - Be Seen Be Safe

  • "As co-founder of a small but growing agricultural technology company, I have come to value OAFT immensely... OAFT has been instrumental in providing introductions to key players, and access to expertise, and we were given the opportunity early on, to present our ideas at an OAFT semi-annual meeting. In this way, OAFT has played a key role in helping us to become part of the Ontario agricultural community"

    Trevor Charles - Metagenom Bio


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Our Members

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OAFT's network is diverse and powerful because of our membership grounded in producer associations, industry and non-profits, academia and government. Join this team and help ideas come alive.

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  • Ag Proud News

    India grants patent for PlantForm antibody technology

    GUELPH, Ont., Feb. 14, 2019—PlantForm Corporation has been granted a patent by the Indian Patent Office... MORE

    New Funding Program

    2019 Seeding Food Innovation
    SEED FUNDING for interdisciplinary research or technology development that will help accelerate... MORE

    Power Shift: Using big data to make recommendations for farmers

    David MacMillan, President and CEO of Deveron, visited BNN Bloomberg to discuss how data in agriculture... MORE

    Canadian patent for PlantForm technology to treat snakebites

    GUELPH, Ont., Jan. 29, 2019— Canada’s patent office has allowed PlantForm Corporation’s application to patent its... MORE

    Deveron Signs $3.8 Million Multi-Year Agreement with A & L Laboratories

    Toronto, Ontario - Deveron UAS Corp.  is pleased to announce it has entered into a... MORE

  • Events

    Precision Agriculture Conference and AG Technology Showcase
    Canada's Agriculture Day
    OFVGA Convention

    Features a wide lineup of horticultural experts, educational sessions, trade show exhibitors and great networking opportunities. 

    19 Ways to Kill Your Company

    What are the ways you can screw up your company past the point of no return? Brett Brohl is Managing Director of the Techstars Farm to Fork Accelerator and is no stranger to the world of entrepreneurship. With no shortage of first-hand experience, his keynote presentation will outline the 19 ways you will destroy your company and how to avoid doing so.

    Globe Capital 2019

    GLOBE Capital 2019 is where leaders in finance, infrastructure and cleantech meet to capitalize on opportunities in the clean economy. Join us as we discuss how to align risk and return requirements, become more competitive, and unlock the capital that will help us realize this economic opportunity.


    Capital Exchange: Taking place on February 26 at the Four Seasons Hotel Toronto, Capital Exchange is our dedicated cleantech matchmaking and B2B networking event for strategic partners, investors, solution providers and government representatives.

    Canadian Agriculture Safety Week
    Grain Farmers of Ontario: March Classic

About Us

Tyler Whale


    Andrea Murray

    Program Administrator

    Italo Cerra

    Secretary Treasurer

      Rose Gage

      Board Chair


        OAFT Funding

        Need to get somewhere to close the deal on your agri-innovation? Rapid Response funding can help.


        Strong connections to industry, producers and academia will help your organization stay ahead of the pack.


        Magnet Export Portal, Hockeystick reporting platform, government program links, funding options and more.


        We are Ag-Proud! News about the sector and our partners within it.

        Ontario Bio Products Update

        The latest news in agri-food, agri-tech and bioproducts. 

        Game Changers

        Disruptive and exciting technologies explained.