OMAFRA-University of Guelph Partnership 2008-2018
For 125 years, the University of Guelph and the Ontario government have worked together to support and help shape the future of the province's agri-food industry and rural communities. The partnership's legacy of innovation has meant for Ontarians:
On April 28, 2008, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) and the University of Guelph renewed this partnership for a ten year period (2008-2018). The partnership will be reviewed in 2012.
The partnership launched the Agri-Food and Rural Link, a new funding program for knowledge translation and transfer (KTT), in May 2010.
Research funded through the partnership is at the heart of a dynamic agri-food innovation sector made up of thousands of farms, farm service providers, agricultural technology/biological companies and research facilities. DHA milk and Omega-3 eggs available in our supermarkets are examples of new, healthy products which were developed through this research. More
The ministry uses the OMAFRA Research Advisory Network (ORAN) to develop priorities for all OMAFRA-funded research. The Network comprises personnel from a broad range of sectors. The Agricultural Research Institute of Ontario (ARIO) determines the general direction of the research. Expert Panels meet every 5 years to develop strategic, long term priorities. Theme Advisory Groups meet yearly to discuss current and emerging issues. More
People learn about OMAFRA-funded research through an information exchange process called Knowledge Translation and Transfer(KTT). Researchers who receive funding from the ministry have KTT plans which allow them to apply their results in practical ways that benefit Ontario. More
The Agri-Food and Rural Link is a funding program for knowledge translation and transfer (KTT). Faculty and professional staff at the University of Guelph and OMAFRA staff can apply. The program is issuing three calls in 2010/11. More
Laboratory Services (LS) is a multi-faceted analytical and diagnostic laboratory which serves a broad range of agri-food and veterinary clients within government, commercial and academic sectors on a fee-for-service basis. Two units are funded through the partnership: the Animal Health Laboratory and the Agriculture and Food Laboratory. More
The Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) has been a world leader in veterinary health care, teaching and research since 1862. OMAFRA supports the college's clinical education program and the referral veterinary teaching hospital. As part of their training, students work closely with clinical faculty who provide a wide array of services to food animal, equine and companion animals in Ontario. More
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