Founded in 1939, Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA) is a unique not-for-profit grassroots farm organization. Over 50 county and district associations encompassed by 11 designated regions make up OSCIA’s network of members. Our diverse membership has a significant presence in all agricultural areas of the province and across all major sectors. The OSCIA mandate is to facilitate responsible economic management of soil, water, air and crops through development and communication of innovative farming practices. We are farmers actively seeking, testing, and adopting optimal farm production and stewardship practices. The organization focuses squarely on producer education and has been delivering stewardship programming to Ontario producers for 34 years. Our top research priority is soil health.
Employees of the organization are committed to four core values which form the foundation on which we perform work and conduct ourselves everyday in what we do.
- Embrace Innovation and Growth
- Empower Our People
- Foster Sustainability
- Communicate Effectively