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OPACA - Ont. Professional Agri Contractors Association

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OPACA - Ont. Professional Agri Contractors Association

Time: September 13, 2017 from 9am to 11am
Location: OMAF Office in Woodstock
Street: 401 Lakeview Drive
City/Town: Woodstock, ON N4T 1W2
Website or Map: http://www.opaca.weebly.com
Phone: 519 525 8329; 519 994 8619
Event Type: inaugural, meeting, of, opaca
Organized By: OPACA
Latest Activity: Sep 10, 2017

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Event Description

Come out to learn about OPACA and how your interests as a farm contractor can be represented, and to hear from MTO Transportation Enforcement Officer, Richard Curado, about moving big farm equipment on our roadways. This presentation is a sample of the kind of info and service OPACA can provide to members! 

Membership and sponsorship info will also be available. 

Heading to the Outdoor Farm Show? Why not stop in at this meeting on your way!

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