Spinosa Family Wines OFA's 'Reel' Farm Video Challange

November 24, 2015 | Ontario Federation of Agriculture

Several Ontario farmers were rewarded for their creativity as part of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture’s (OFA) 2015 'Reel' Farm Video Challenge. In its second year, the contest encourages OFA members and Ontario farmers to have a little fun while putting themselves in the storytelling spotlight about why they are proud to farm.

OFA’s video challenge is divided into two categories – farm-themed music parody and agricultural rant. Winners for the 2015 challenge were announced at OFA’s annual general meeting on November 24, 2015. First place winners in each category receive $1,000, and second place receive $500.

Spinosa Family Vineyards from Prince Edward County took home top honours for their musical ag parody “We Will Crush You,” and the Weber Family of Perth County won second prize for their rendition of “Chicken Farm.”

First place for an ag rant video was awarded to Amanda Brodhagen of Perth County, who shared her story on why she’s proud to be an Ontario farmer. Katie Lutz from Bruce County took second for her rant “Tastes Like Home.”

The contest is designed to promote Ontario agriculture and inspire pride in Ontario farmers, recognizing them for the important contributions they bring to our province. The challenge was open to OFA members and residents of Ontario. All videos can be viewed on OFA’s YouTube channel YouTube.com/OntarioFarms.

The ‘Reel’ Farm Video Challenge grew from a grassroots initiative, originating in Bruce County, with support from several local federations this year in Simcoe County, Perth County and Lanark. The initiative was hosted by OFA’s Proud to Lead team with support from Farm Credit Canada.

The Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) is the largest general farm organization in Ontario, representing 37,000 farm families across the province. As a dynamic farmer-led organization based in Guelph, the OFA works to represent and champion the interests of Ontario farmers through government relations, farm policy recommendations, research, lobby efforts, community representation, media relations and more. OFA is the leading advocate for Ontario’s farmers and is Ontario’s voice of the farmer.