At the Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Toronto
See you February 15-17, 2018
Phone number 519-287-3553
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Welcome to the Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies. The OAAS is the provincial association representing over 220 Agricultural Societies from across the province. Its mission is to act as a resource and a united voice for its Members by providing leadership through education and communication to encourage them to promote agriculture and a rural way of life in Ontario.
In Ontario Agricultural Societies are governed by the Agricultural and Horticultural Organizations Act. Their purpose is seen as being a community organization mandated with preserving and celebrating the rural way of life in Ontario. As the provincial association, the OAAS primary focus is to assist its Members in achieving their own respective goals.
The OAAS is governed by a Homecraft Director and an Agricultural Director from each of the fifteen districts in the province. These thirty Board Members, combined with four Executive Members provide leadership to the association.
With respect to staff resources, the OAAS is managed by Vince Brennan, Office Manager and Kathryn Lambert, Convention Administrator.
The highlight of the year for the OAAS is the annual convention, which takes place in mid-February. The convention, which brings together upwards of 1000 delegates from all across the province, provides the OAAS Members with education, information, and networking opportunities that are meant to improve the operations of the individual Agricultural Societies.
The OAAS encourages visitors to this website to visit the many pages inside and learn about the organization, its Members and the great job that Agricultural Societies are doing in Celebrating Rural Ontario..
Stirling, Ontario, February 19, 2017. Russell Agricultural Society representative and past Board Member from District 1, Judy McFaul, was installed as the Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies (OAAS) President for a one-year term at the annual Convention in Toronto February 16 to 18, 2017. Over 150 voting Agricultural Societies confirmed McFaul's position and also accepted a newly revised Constitution.
"We are pleased that our membership supports the recommended changes presented to them," said McFaul. "Board Members and Districts have been working towards a new structure, and we appreciate their vision and hard work."
Thank you for attending the recent 2017 Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies (OAAS) Convention. We appreciate your feedback as plans for 2018 are already in the works!
Please pass this survey along to anyone who attended the convention, we would love to hear from everyone.
Who should come? It is recommended that active judges attend regularly in order to remain current and to maintain their status. Anyone wishing to become a judge needs to attend. If you are simply interested in learning more about the process, you are also welcome.
TOPICS: Vegetables (3-hour class but must have registration of 10 to proceed)
INSTRUCTOR: Ken Brown GWA silver award winner GWA Region VII national director
DATE: Saturday March 25, 2017