About us

Who We Are

The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) was formed in 1935 as a unified voice to speak on behalf of Canadian farmers. Our work continues today as a farmer-funded, national umbrella organization comprising of provincial general farm organizations and national and interprovincial commodity groups. We represent producers of all commodities, who operate farms of all sizes. Through our members we represent approximately 200,000 Canadian farm families from coast to coast.

What We Do

Our mission is to promote the interests of Canadian agriculture producers, through leadership at the national level, and to ensure the continued development of a trusted, sustainable, and vibrant agriculture sector in Canada.

Our vision is to be the national voice of Canadian producers — committed to enabling their success, which will benefit Canada and the world.

Read a summary of our Strategic Plan to learn more about our goals.

Our Members and Partners

Our membership roster includes wide range of producer organizations. Our principal members are:

CFA also works with Associate Members. These are producer-led organizations that attend events and meetings and join other member activities, but don’t have full membership status.

In addition, CFA partners with a vast number of other industry associations, think tanks, academic groups, and private companies on projects that touch many different aspects of the agricultural sector. Companies that connect with CFA on a regular basis are also invited to join our Corporate Leadership Program, which offers unique marketing opportunities in the Canadian farm community.

How we’re working for farmers

CFA aims to achieve a thriving and sustainable agriculture sector in Canada, which delivers real social and economic benefits across the country. We develop polices and programs through a grassroots, democratic process that engages farmers in comprehensive discussions, considering policy issues from various points of view. Earning and maintaining public trust in the agriculture sector, through our words and actions, is vital to the CFA and its members.

Our objectives are to: