From Discovery to Profit

Capturing new markets and access to new technologies for the agri-food sector of Ontario.

Established in 1997, Ontario Agri-Food Technologies (OAFT) is a non-profit organization comprised of members from grower associations, universities/colleges, industry and governments.

Located in Guelph, Ontario, the organization focuses on ensuring that Ontario producers have access to the latest technologies to compete globally and to develop new market opportunities, many of which are beyond food.

Many recent developments, such as the new technology for genetic manipulation of plants and animals, the emergence of specialty products, increased fossil fuel costs, contract manufacturing and growing, changes in the trade agreements and increased international competitiveness, are now changing the face of agriculture world-wide.

Although Ontario is well-positioned to take advantage of these changes to enhance its agri-food industry, our efforts must be coordinated for the collective economic and social well-being of the province and its citizens. We must move beyond traditional markets of food to new health products, industrial feedstock and fuels.

OAFT Videos

OAFT Videos

View our Game Changers in Agriculture video series, updates on companies, conferences and meetings.

OAFT Videos

Ontario Precision Agri-Food

Updates and articles on new technology and developments in the growing Ontario Precision Agri-Food industry.


AgInnovation Ontario

Read the latest articles on agricultural innovation projects, technology and opportunities in Ontario.

AgInnovation Ontario

BioProducts Updates

Current information on bioproduct companies, researchers and potential investors in Ontario.

BioProducts Updates

Ag Industry News

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Upcoming Events


Beef Farmers of Ontario Annual General Meeting
@ Delta Hotels by Marriott
Beef Farmers of Ontario Annual G... @ Delta Hotels by Marriott
Feb 21 – Feb 22 all-day
Online registration. Deadline February 6, 2018.
Ontario Food and Vegetable Convention
Ontario Food and Vegetable Conve...
Feb 21 – Feb 22 all-day
Ontario Food and Vegetable Convention
The Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention is an annual gathering of horticultural crop producers involved in the production of fruits and vegetables. Now entering its 16th year, OFVC is attended by a cross section of
Innovative Farmers Annual Conference
@ Best Western Lamplighter Inn, London
Innovative Farmers Annual Confer... @ Best Western Lamplighter Inn, London
Feb 27 – Feb 28 all-day
The Innovative Farmers Annual Conference brings together Ontario’s most progressive farmers. This year they have another world-class line of speakers and 20 farmer-to-farmer break-out sessions for you to share your ideas and pick up new ones along