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CFBA 2020 Annual Conference, AGM and Awards

WHEN: Friday, February 28th, 2020

WHERE: The Arden Park - Best Western Plus Hotel, 552 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON, N5A 3J3

CONTACT:  Sally at cfba@cfba.ca  or Tel. (519) 824-0809

The Canadian Farm Builders Association holds an Annual Conference to educate our members and other stakeholders regarding issues of importance to the farm-building industry. This opportunity and invitation is geared to stakeholders within the agricultural and construction sectors including farm builders, engineers, government representatives, building inspectors, and suppliers of farm-building related products and services. Our 2020 event has the added bonus of being a celebration of our 40th Anniversary since the CFBA`s inception in 1980. We hope you join us! 


If you register by February 10th, you will be eligible for our awesome Early Bird prizes
Registration is available via the following: CFBA Conference Registration (for those paying by cheque, EFT, or Interac e-transfer) and Eventbrite for those who require the convenience of registration and payment by CREDIT CARD (Eventbrite's service + processing fees apply). 


The Annual Builder Awards competition, voting, and Award's ceremony will take place on Friday, February 28th 2020 at the CFBA’s Annual Conference, Awards, 40th Anniversary, and AGM event. The Awards program recognizes and honours CFBA members with the best project in each of 9 categories.  Information and entry form available: 


  • National Building Code Part 2 Farm Buildings: Will Teron, Tacoma Engineers
  • Advances in Agricultural Concrete: Bart Kanters, Concrete Ontario
  • Reducing the Risk of Fire in Farm Operations; Farm Electrical Safety Solution: PrevTech
  • Builders Risk Insurance for Agricultural Buildings: Jay Riegling, Cowan Group
  • Adjudication / Prompt Payment: Ted Dreyer, Madorin Snyder LLP
  • Armstrong Manor Farm: Philip Armstrong, Dairy Farmer
  • Farm Building Past and Present; Tribute to 40 Years of CFBA: Gary van Bolderen, Dutch Masters
  • Health & Safety Excellence Program: WSIB
  • Innovation and Technology: Steelway Building Systems demo (pending confirmation)


  • 8:15 am     Registration
  • 8:45 am - 3:30 pm Guest Speakers
  • 11:00 am - 1:00 pm 40th Anniversary Recognition & Celebrations
  • 3:30 pm   Annual General Meeting
  • 4:00 pm   Networking
  • 5:15 pm     Dinner, People's Choice Awards 2019,  Guest Speaker / Entertainment
*topics and agenda are subject to change

All CFBA Members are invited to the Annual General Meeting @ 3:30 pm.

REGISTRATION INCLUDES: Guest Speakers, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with wine, Refreshments, Door Prizes, 40th Anniversary Commemorations, voting in People's Choice Awards 2019, Entertainment, and Networking.


     1st and 2nd Conference Attendees X $175. per person + HST
     3rd and more Conference Attendees X $125. per person + HST
     Dinner only (Incl. Networking, Awards, Guest Speaker / Entertainment) X $65. per person + HST
     Display Table (Includes 1 participant) X $275. + HST

SPONSORSHIPS - with Sincere Thanks!

A. We ask for your support with various Conference expenses:
                Door Prize $100.
                BRONZE $250.
                SILVER $375.
                GOLD $500.
                DINNER $700.
                President's Award BRONZE $250.
                President's Award GOLD $500.

B. We ask for your support of our 40th Anniversary to assist with expenses related to: recognition and appreciation of Past Presidents, CFBA's 'Trip Down Memory Lane’ video project, commemorative memorabilia for attendees, CFBA history presentation, CFBA Recollections project, and a special 40th Anniversary luncheon and cake:

                  40th Anniversary BRONZE $250.
                  40th Anniversary SILVER $375.
                  40th Anniversary GOLD $500.
                  40th Anniversary PLATINUM $1000.

In addition to the above sponsorships, the following opportunities are initially offered to the Sponsors who secured them last year and they are NOT currently available. If they become available, we will move them to the above item 'A' list:
                  Breakfast $450
                  Lunch $500
                  Speaker Gifts $600
                  Builder Awards (X9) $275
                  Project of the Year $500
                  Wine $600
                  Marketing Sponsorship $150
                  Member Appreciation $150

Payment may be made by Cheque (on day of event or by mail), EFT, or Interac e-transfer to cfba@cfba.ca , or via credit card if you opt to use Eventbrite for registration. 

MAILING ADDRESS: Canadian Farm Builders Association, PO Box 24029 Bullfrog, Guelph, ON, N1E 6V8

We look forward to seeing you on February 28th and thank you for your support!

2019 AGM, Conference & Awards

When: Friday February 28, 2019
Where: Best Western - Arden Park Hotel, 552 Ontario St., Stratford, ON

In addition to the AGM, Awards program, and networking opportunities, education topics* will include: 

  • Safety in the Construction Workplace
  • Building Permits: Hurdles and Issues
  • Impairment and the Workplace
  • Innovation in Construction: Building Information Modelling
  • Apprenticeships: Recruiting and Training in Small and Rural Communities
  • Loss Prevention: Barn Fires – Protecting Capacity
  • Construction and the Law: Contracts, Insolvency
  • New Farm Building Requirements 
  • Healthy Minds, Healthy Workplaces
    *subject to change

We Look Forward to Seeing You!

2018 AGM, Conference & Awards

The CFBA's 2018 AGM, Conference & Awards was held on Friday January 26th, 2018 at the Best Western Plus - Arden Park Hotel, Stratford ON

Many thanks to everyone who came out to attend!


2017 AGM, Conference & Builder Awards

Friday January 27th, 2017

Best Western – Arden Park Hotel
Stratford, ON N5A 3J3

Many thanks to everyone who attended! To view the information and educational topics that were delivered at the CFBA's 2017 Annual Conference, PowerPoint Presentations have been provided by our presenters. Click here.

We sincerely thank our supporters and generous sponsors!

2016 AGM, Conference & Builder Awards:

Thank you to our generous sponsors who made our 2016 AGM & Conference such a success!

The following PowerPoint Presentations were topics of discussion at the 2016 AGM and Conference. We thank all speakers for their support of the event.

2016 Canadian Farm Builders Association AGM and Conference

2016 Canadian Farm Builders Association AGM and Conference

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