What is OSCIA About?

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Ontario soil and crop improvement association (OSCIA), founded in 1939, is a unique not-for-profit farm organization. Our dedicated membership has significant representation in all commodity groups across the province.

We are widely recognized and respected as leaders in the delivery of educational workshops and incentive programs to the Ontario farm community.


Why Join OSCIA?

Why Join OSCIA Poster53 county/district associations encompassed by 11 Regions make up OSCIA’s network of innovative producers.

Field days, crop tours and local workshops are organized locally to introduce new methods of crop and soil management.
Farmers, working with farmers has been the motto of OSCIA for decades.
Follow the links below for more Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association information…..

Vision Statement:

Actively seeking, testing and adopting optimal farm production and stewardship practices.

Mission Statement:

Facilitate responsible economic management of soil, water, air and crops through development and communication of innovative farming practices.


Strategic Directions:

OSCIA Board of Directors is currently reviewing their Strategic plan and developing an updated 3-year plan, to be approved in August of 2020 – keep posted and check back for more information!

OSCIA 2015 Strategic plan
Cover page of 5-year Strategic Plan

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  1. Producer Awareness
  2. Development and Delivery of Stewardship Programs
  3. Local Association Development
  4. Strategic Alliances and Addressing Consumer Concerns

The Association is represented by more than 50 local county and district branches across the province and is a significant presence in all the major agricultural areas of Ontario.

OSCIA is a member of Agricultural Adaptation Council, Farm & Food Care Ontario, Ontario Agri-Food Education, Ontario Agri-Food Technologies, Ontario Forage Council, and the Soil Conservation Council of Canada.

OSCIA is a   Proud partner of Agriculture more than ever logo       and     Country Guide logo


Association Structure:

Association Structure Pyramid



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