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Ontario Forage Network

The Ontario Forage Network is the online hub for forage, pasture and biomass crop production in the province. Here you can find information on seeding, growing, harvesting, storing, and marketing these crops. The network is a partnership between the Ontario Forage Council, the Ontario Hay & Forage Co-op, and the Ontario Biomass Producers Co-op.

Ontario Forage Council

The Ontario Forage Council is a non-profit organization devoted specifically to forages. It is comprised of producer associations, commercial companies and other agribusiness interests which share common goals— gathering and disseminating ideas and information, supporting research and development in forages and sponsoring consolidation of forage projects to provide a focus for the efforts of a multitude of personnel. The Ontario Forage Council is also the creator of theOntario Hay Listings service for buying, selling, and trucking everything forage online.

Switchgrass crop in Campbellton Ontario, mid-summer

Ontario Biomass Producers Co-Operative, Inc.

The Ontario Biomass Producers Co-Operative is a group of Ontario farmers exploring the sustainable production and marketing of biomass crops. We are currently exploring marketing opportunities, production of purpose grown biomass crops, harvesting of crop byproducts, transportation and storage issues, animal bedding (dairy, pet market, etc.), biomass as a substrate for mushroom farming, and quality mulch for landscaping and vegetable farming.

Canadian federal inspector using a drill to inspect a hay sample for export

Ontario Hay and Forage Co-Operative, Inc.

The Ontario Hay and Forage Co-operative was formed to develop and serve overseas markets with high quality, purpose grown, double-compacted hay.  The Co-operative’s aim is to increase returns for producers who are currently producing high quality hay, or want to add it to their crop rotations.  Increasing forage acres in Ontario is equally important to the co-op members.  Additional forage acreage results in increased carbon sequestration and overall improved soil health.