The Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario turns 60 this year, and we want to invite our members, supporters, and friends of the organization to join us. This year’s convention will be held on Tuesday, December 2nd at St. George’s Hall in Waterloo, just minutes away from St. Jacob’s Country Market. This year’s convention will be a combination of presentations about both serious policy issues and the celebration of the past, present and future of the Christian Farmers Federation. This week’s commentary focuses on the our celebration of the CFFO.
Michael Bootsma will share his thoughts on the unique role the CFFO has been able to take on by approaching agriculture as a calling for farmers. Our members live out this calling in many different ways. There is the calling to open up the creation and continue to improve as producers of food. There is the calling be responsible stewards of the creation by treading lightly on the earth and leaving the land in better condition for future generations. There is the calling to ensure there is equality within the food system.
The latter part of the convention and our afternoon wine and cheese reception and trade show will feature a short celebration of the activities the CFFO has been engaged in over the last year to celebrate 60 years. Many of CFFO’s district associations have participated in Canadian Food Grains Banks projects in efforts to give back to the community and to be a light in the world. Join us for this time of meeting old friends and making new ones.
The evening banquet will feature renowned Christian speaker Tony Campolo. He will impart a message of hope about God’s boundless love and our response to that love. Campolo is a believer in personal discipline, the importance of evangelism and fighting for social justice.
The CFFO is celebrating 60 years of working on behalf of farmers in this great province. We want to encourage you to come out and spend your day with us on December second at St. George’s Hall in Waterloo.