GUELPH, ON (August 17, 2015) – Companies and individuals are invited to submit proposals to Grain Farmers of Ontario for a detailed study of key market opportunities for Ontario barley, corn, oats, soybeans, and wheat.
“The purpose of this project is for Grain Farmers of Ontario to gain a comprehensive understanding of the current utilization of our crops,” says Barry Senft, CEO of Grain Farmers of Ontario. “The resulting report will provide market intelligence to help us better position our crops to offer the best opportunities for our farmer-members.”
The project is being led by the market development department at Grain Farmers of Ontario to further the goal of expanding existing and premium markets for Ontario barley, corn, oats, soybeans, and wheat.
The successful applicant will demonstrate extensive knowledge of Ontario agriculture and the current markets for Ontario grains, as well as identify the opportunities and challenges in each of these markets.
Submissions will be received until 4:00pm EST on Tuesday September 8, 2015. Details about the request for proposal are available at www.gfo.ca/MarketDevelopment.
Grain Farmers of Ontario
Grain Farmers of Ontario is the province’s largest commodity organization, representing Ontario’s 28,000 barley, corn, oat, soybean and wheat farmers. The crops they grow cover 6 million acres of farm land across the province, generate over $2.5 billion in farm gate receipts, result in over $9 billion in economic output and are responsible for over 40,000 jobs in the province.