Growing an Association


Written by Treena Hein, Ontario Grain Farmer Magazine | This March, the Ontario Professional Agri-Contractors Association (OPACA) held its third AGM, adding more members, taking stock of past accomplishments and setting the path ahead. OPACA was created so that custom farming business owners could better manage the challenges of the present and future, while improving its collective relationship with government, the public and the environment. The need for the organization first became clear, says one of OPACA’s founders, Sonke Claussen (of Claussen Farms Custom Farming in Brucefield, Ontario) during the PEDv epidemic of 2014/2015. To support equipment improvements to help contain [...]