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Become a Member

There are many benefits to joining the Christmas Tree Farmers of Ontario

Farm Management:

CTFO Grower Education Program

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Our members benefit continually from exchanges of experience and ideas within the Ontario and North America industry. Christmas Tree Farmers of Ontario also present, for new or prospective Christmas Tree Farmers, a Grower Education Program which features management information gained through our members' many years of experience which ranges from small acreages to growers with thousands of acres under cultivation.

Publications:

Ontario Christmas Tree News (our e-magazine featuring topical subjects, marketing information, silviculture articles, government issues, industry supplier advertisements and much more... Great Lakes Christmas Tree Journal The Christmas Tree Farmers of Ontario have formed an alliance with the Michigan Christmas Tree Association to provide our members with this very high quality journal four times a year. The articles provide in-depth information about the Real Christmas Tree industry... Ontario Members Library An online electronic library which contains stories from back issues of our magazine as well stories from other sources to help association members in good standing find Christmas tree information in a timely and organized format.

Field Days and Conventions:

  • Growing techniques
  • Crop protection
  • Pruning / Shearing
  • Successful Marketing Methods
  • Equipment Demonstrations
  • Industry and Supplier contacts

Meetings:

Learn about and discuss the subjects and issues impacting the industry. Exercise your vote as a Full, Senior or Plus Member Share ideas, solutions and different approaches to common problems.

Marketing Programs:

  • For all regions of Ontario
  • Member driven programs
  • Individual and association web site services

National Membership:

Your CTFO membership includes membership in the Canadian Christmas Tree Growers' Association.

Value for your Money:

A CTFO Membership is invaluable to serious Christmas tree growers.

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What it costs per Year to be a CTFO Member:

Full Member: (Member with less than 40 acres. You have trees ready to market) $205. Production Methods; Crop Protection; Marketing Programs; Business Management; Receives Great Lakes CT Journal and Ontario Christmas Tree News Senior Member: (Member with over 40 acres growing Christmas Trees) $260. Production Methods; Crop Protection; Marketing Programs; Business Management; Receives Great Lakes CT Journal and Ontario Christmas Tree News Plus Member: (senior member receiving additional benefits) $370. Production Methods; Crop Protection; Marketing Programs; Business Management ; Option to utilize Export Member status (additional cost of $165.); Receives Great Lakes CT Journal and Ontario Christmas Tree News Associate Member: (non-voting member; may retain associate status for maximum of 6 years or until marketing of trees commences, whichever occurs first) $140. (for Growers not yet selling trees) Production Methods; Crop Protection; Marketing Information; Business Management Information; Receives Great Lakes CT Journal and Ontario Christmas Tree News; May not participate in CTFO marketing programs Subscriber: (non-voting) $80. Receives electronically published Ontario Christmas Tree News with information on Ontario and/or Canadian Christmas tree issues


Christmas Tree Care

How to take good care of your Christmas Tree:
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