OMAFRA Welcomes Thomas Ferguson, Forage & Grazier Specialist

Thomas FergusonThomas recently joined the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) as the Forage and Grazier Specialist. Thomas is based in the province’s Lindsay office.

Through experience in the agricultural service industry and as a Certified Crop Advisor, Thomas gained strong knowledge and experience of forage production systems in Ontario. Thomas’ hands on experience in managing an intensive grazing program has provided him with practical experience in grazing management. Thomas is experienced in technology transfer and has taught forage production and grazing management.

Thomas’s educational and professional experience:

Thomas lives near Peterborough and has had hands on experience managing an organic Jersey farm. His experience also includes working as a Crop Advisor for Northumberland Grain Inc., Multi-Program Inspector for CFIA, and as the Dairy Herdsperson Apprenticeship Coordinator for the University of Guelph (Kemptville Campus). Thomas has a B.Sc in Agriculture with a Major in Animal Science from the University of Guelph.

Contact Thomas: 705.324.5855 –

Farm Business Information:

Contact OMAFRA

Agricultural Information Contact Centre (AICC): 1.877 424.1300 – 




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