Both well-respected coalitions were also the first of their kind, formed in 1988 as non-profit, agricultural education coalitions representing Ontario’s livestock and crop farmers and associated organizations. Since the formation of FFCO, similar groups have been created in Saskatchewan and Prince Edward Island.
January 1, 2022 marks the 10th anniversary of the creation of Farm & Food Care Ontario (FFCO). It officially opened its doors in January, 2012. The group was the first of its kind in Canada and came from the amalgamation of the Ontario Farm Animal Council (OFAC) and Agricultural Groups Concerned about Resources and the Environment (AGCare).