2023 Annual General Meeting

"Reflect, Reset & Reconnect"
February 22 & 23, 2023

Beef Farmers of Ontario welcomes you to join them at the 2023 Annual General Meeting. This event is being hosted at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Toronto Airport & Conference Centre, 655 Dixon Road, Toronto on February 22 & 23rd. The Annual Banquet will be held on Wednesday evening February 22nd beginning at 5:30 p.m. with the Past Presidents Reception, followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m.

Hotel reservations can be made by calling the Delta Hotels by Marriott Toronto Airport & Conference Centre toll free at 1.800.668.3656 or by visiting the following reservation link (Book your group rate for Beef Farmers Of Ontario) . A block of rooms has been set aside under the name of “Beef Farmers of Ontario” until February 7th, 2023 at which time they will be released for public offering and rates.


Please use the meeting registration link below to register for the meeting through Eventbrite. If you plan to join us for our annual banquet, please use the banquet registration link. 

Meeting Registration (February 22-23, 2023)
Banquet Registration (February 22, 2023)

Registration Notes for BFO Voting Delegates:
Voting delegates receive a complimentary ticket to the banquet, however are required to confirm their attendance at the banquet for numbers. Please order the number of tickets you need for you and any guests attending with you. Use the code provided to you by BFO at checkout in order to ensure your delegate ticket is complimentary. You will only be charged for any tickets purchased in addition to your own ticket. Questions? Contact Tammy Purdham at the BFO office. 



Program Highlights

  • Elections and Debate on Resolutions
  • Canadian Cattle Association Update
  • Ontario Beef Market Development Program Update
  • KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Dr. Vaughn Holder, Alltech, The Future of Global Food Security & The Role of Livestock
  • PANEL: Beef and Meat Demand Discussion with Kevin Grier, Dan Jewell, John Baker and moderated by OMAFRA Chief Economist, Steve Duff

Cattle Academy

Tuesday, February 21
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Plaza C Room
Sponsored by Zoetis
Click for program details
Not attending in person? Join us virtually - REGISTER

Ontario Beef Youth Alliance Reception

Tuesday, February 21
5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Toronto AB Room
Sponsored by Farm Credit Canada
All OBYA members welcome, no pre-registration required!

Sponsorship Opportunities

The BFO Annual General Meeting draws hundreds of attendees from many facets of the agricultural industry. It is an excellent opportunity to further showcase your company/organization through our tradeshow and sponsorship. Sponsors are given broad exposure in a number of different mediums, including a listing in the Ontario Beef magazine. If your company is interested in providing sponsorship, the package below summarizes the return on investment you will receive at the various sponsorship levels.

Download the 2023 BFO AGM Tradeshow and Sponsorship Package 

Nominations and Elections

The degree to which BFO can provide leadership in responding to industry needs is heavily dependent on the competencies and leadership of the BFO Board of Directors, committee members and BFO representatives to the Canadian Cattle Association (CCA). As a producer driven organization, elected officials of BFO play a key role in identifying and prioritizing issues to better the Ontario beef sector, and provide direction in developing and advancing solutions to address a variety of issues in the areas of economic sustainability, animal health and welfare, food safety, environment, and domestic and export market development. 

BFO is currently calling for nominations for various positions with the BFO Board of Directors, BFO Committees, and CCA representatives. Candidates will be elected at the BFO Annual General Meeting (AGM) taking place on February 22 & 23, 2023 in Toronto. 


Board Directors
There will be four elected positions open on the 2023 BFO Board of Directors.
During the BFO Annual General Meeting in February, voting delegates will vote for the following representatives:

  • (1) Cow-Calf
  • (1) Feedlot
  • (1) Background
  • (1) Eastern


Committee Members
There will be four elected positions open on the 2023 BFO Cow-Calf Committee and three elected positions open on the 2023 BFO Feedlot Committee. The youth member on the BFO Research Committee will be elected by the Ontario Beef Youth Alliance prior to the AGM. During the BFO Annual General Meeting in February, voting delegates will vote for the following representatives:

  • (3) Cow-Calf Committee Members
  • (1) Background Committee Member on the Cow-Calf Committee
  • (3) Feedlot Committee Members
  • (1) Youth Member on the Research Committee - NEW IN 2023! - Non-Voting Position



Ontario Directors to the Canadian Cattle Association
There will be two elected positions open for Ontario directors to the Canadian Cattle Association. Nominees must be a member of the 2023 BFO Board of Directors, Advisory Council or alternate member of the Advisory Council. During the BFO Annual General Meeting in February, voting delegates will vote for two (2) representatives.


Interested candidates must have their candidate form(s) and headshot photo submitted to the BFO office by no later than February 7, 2023 at 4:30 p.m. For more information, please contact Darby Wheeler at the BFO office at 519.824.0334.

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