Publications and Resources


Source Water Protection Map

Find out if your property is located in a vulnerable area – e.g. close to a municipal drinking water well or intake – and find information on managing activities using the source protection plan.


The Agricultural Information Atlas is an interactive online application that allows you to create custom maps and find agricultural information for Ontario.

Program Research and Resources

Environmental Farm Plan and Growing your Farm Profits  – Gap Analysis (Summary Presentation)
— Deloitte

Potential Role of the Ontario Environmental Farm Plan in Responding to Sustainability Demands of the Agri-food Supply Chain
— Claudia Schmidt, Janalee Sweetland and Al Mussell (George Morris Centre)

Environmental Farm Plans: Measuring Performance, Improving Effectiveness, and Increasing Participation
— Prairie Research Associates for the Ontario Federation of Agriculture, on behalf of the Ontario Farm Environmental Coalition

Spatial Analysis of the Adoption of Nutrient Management Related Best Management Practices in Ontario, April 2005-March 2010
— Elisabeth Woyzbun, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Alternative Funding Models for Agricultural Stewardship Programs in Ontario
— Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association

Species at Risk and Agriculture

Nutritional Quality of Perennial Forages from May to August: Impact of Delaying First Cut on Dairy and Beef Production
— University of Guelph, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, and the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association

Farming with Grassland Birds: A guide to making your hay and pasture bird friendly
— Jack Kyle and Ron Reid for the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association

Risk or Reward: An Investigation of Ontario Farmer Perceptions of Species at Risk
— Lyn Garrah for the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association

Accommodating Species at Risk
— Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association

Actions on the Farm: How farmers support wildlife through the Species at Risk Farm Incentive Program (Poster) (Tri-Fold Brochure)
— Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association

 A Safe Harbour Policy for Canada? Examining the potential for safe harbour agreements within the confines of the federal Species at Risk Act
— Sumeet Tandon for the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association

Citizen Science for Environmental Research
— Colin Robertson, Wilfrid Laurier University

Species At Risk Public Registry Information (link)
— Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment and Climate Change

Ontario Grasslands on Your Farm
— Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association

Other Relevant Research and Resources


Early Harvest Cover Crops – Postcard


Fall Cover Crops – Postcard






New Crops, Old Challenges: Tips and tricks for managing new crops!
— Simcoe Research Station

Rotational Grazing in Extensive Pastures
— Victoria MacPhail, AAFC & Jack Kyle, OMAFRA

Ontario Pedigreed Seed Industry Economic Impact Study: An Update
— Al Mussell and Irena Rajcan (George Morris Centre)

An Economic Comparison of Pasture Based Beef Breeding Herds and Cash Crops in Southern Ontario
— Yungblut & Associates for OSCIA

Ontario Cover Crops Strategy 
— Steering committee included representatives from: OMAFRA, CCA, GFO, IFAO, OABA, OFA, OFVGA, OSCIA, and Upper Thames River Conservation Authority


Children’s Activities

SAR-inspired valentines


Species at Risk on Your Farm — Activity Book


Habitat Stewardship on Your Farm — Activity Book

Badgers of Southern Ontario — Booklet
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