Our Role

The mission of the Ontario Forage Council is to provide leadership to the Ontario forage industry through communication, research, technology transfer, market development, advocacy, policy development and bringing stakeholders together.

Organization Objectives:

  • to act as the primary forage information source,
  • to collaborate with other Ontario agricultural organizations for the development of information and educational materials as well as other service related projects for forages,
  • to assist in the objective development of research priorities, coordination of research projects, and patent registration related to forage production, management and marketing,
  • to promote the positive environmental impacts of forage and grassland on soil and water conservation, carbon sequestration, reclamation, wildlife habitat and aesthetic value,
  • to identify, receive and distribute funds to support development of the Ontario forage industry,
  • to develop and promote market innovations at the local and export levels (i.e. pharmaceutical and nutraceutical products).

Our Executive Team


Terry Nuhn
4863 Perth Line 36 RR #5
Stratford, ON N5A 6S6

1st Vice President

Scott Bowman

2nd Vice President

Birgit Martin bmartin@ontariosoilcrop.org

Past President

Don Oliver
3491 Wallace Point Road
Peterborough, ON K9J 6Y3

Our Directors

NameCompanyEmail Address
Joe DickinsonBeef Farmers of Ontariojoe@dickensonfarms.com
Don GordonDairy Farmers of OntarioDon.Gordon@milk.org
Erin MorganOntario Sheep Farmersemorgan@ontariosheep.org
Patricia EllingwoodOFC Staffsupport@ontarioforagecouncil.com
Terry NuhnNuhn Foragenuhnforage@quaro.net
Ashley KnaptonCorteva Agrisicenceā„¢,
Agriculture Division of DowDuPont
Sam LuckhardtOntario Hay Marketing Forumskluckhardt@gmail.com
Fritz TrauttmansdorffOntario Hay and Forage Co-opfritz@dunleafarms.com
Tom ClaysCan Grow Crop Solutions Inc.tom@cangrow.com
Brigit MartinOSCIAbmartin@ontariosoilcrop.org
Fred BrownQuality Seedsfred@qualityseeds.ca
Scott BowmanSpeare Seedssbowman@speareseeds.ca
Don McLeanGROWMARKdmclean@growmark.com
Barry RobinsonSemicanbrobinson@semican.ca
Scott FisherMapleseedscott.fisher@mapleseed.ca
Chris MeierA & L Canada Laboratoriescmeier@alcanada.com
Dean ShantzPestell Minerals & Ingredientsdshantz@pestell.com
Donna HancockUniversity of Guelphdhancock@uofguelph.ca
Tom FaulknerProrich Seedsdeb_prorich@hotmail.com
Travis GrubbKubota Canadatravis.grubb@kubota.com
Bob KerrIndividual Memberbobpatkerr@gmail.com
Jon GoughDLF PICKSEEDjgough@dlfpickseed.com
Randy NealsSGS Agrifood LaboratoriesRandy.Neals@sgs.com
Doug YungblutYungblut and Associatesdoug.yungblut@sympatico.ca
Scott ThompsonInternational Stock Foodss.thomson@quadro.net
Neil WidemanSilo Kingneilwideman@yahoo.ca
Mark HorstMarcrest Manufacturing, Inc.carol@balebaron.com
Christine O’Reilly (ex-officio)OMAFRA Forage & Grazier SpecialistChristine.OReilly@ontario.ca

Our Staff


Ray Robertson
Box 463
Markdale, Ontario
Phone: 877-892-8663
Fax: 519-986-2643

Communications Assistant

Joan McKinlay
RR 1
Ravenna, Ontario
Phone: 519-599-6236
Fax: 519-599-6236

Executive Assistant

Patricia Ellingwood
Box 463
Markdale, Ontario
Phone: 877-892-8663
Fax: 519-986-2643

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