Good community relations enable a farm to contribute to the social acceptability of its activities and strengthen its presence in the community. Such relationships can take the form of a dialogue with local stakeholders. Community relations also pertain to actions that make a positive contribution to the social fabric.
The practice is adopted by more than 80% of producers
The practice is adopted by between 50% and 79% of producers
The practice is adopted by less than 50% of producers
The practice is to be tracked and reported on during the next reporting period
Dimension 5 | Relationships with the Community
KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
Contribution to the local community
Initiate and support the Ontario Pork Program with the Ontario Association of Food Banks (OAFB).
Amount given to OAFB annually.
The Pig Mobile
The Pig Mobile is a glassed-in traveling display unit that holds a sow and piglets as well as other pigs at various stages of development. It allows the students to see pigs up close without the biosecurity concerns of an on-farm visit. Along with local events, it is also at the CNE in August and the Royal in November. This unit is on the road over 100 days per year so early booking is recommended.
Email Ron Douglas to book your next visit.
Click here to view our events calendar. The event listings will indicate if the Pig Mobile will be present.
Ontario Association of Food Banks
The Ontario hog industry has a long history of supporting the Ontario Association of Food Banks (OAFB). As an organization of farmers we know the importance of food and it is a great way to give back to our communities. The “Donate a Hog” program that was a successful model started by pork producer Paul Mistele in 1998 has been redesigned as Friends of the Food Bank, Ontario Pork Program. To date, pork producers have donated more than $135,000 in money and product to the OAFB.