The Mission of the EOAN
The Eastern Ontario Agri-Food Network is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to coordinating the development of the local agri-food sector in Eastern Ontario and fostering dialogue between its members and partners.
The EOAN operates in Prescott-Russell, Stormont Dundas & Glengarry, Cornwall, and the Ontario portion of Akwesasne.
The EOAN's mission is to support the success of producers of local food, beverage and original agricultural products in Eastern Ontario.
The EOAN's vision is a level playing field for local and small agri-food producers in Eastern Ontario in their efforts to create economic, social, and environmental growth in the region.
Our pillars and objectives are:
- Marketing: increase the production, marketing, and consumption of local food products.
- Capacity building and member services: provide support, training, and tools to local agri-food producers, businesses, and operations; connect food producers, the local food value chain, and agri-food stakeholders for collective action and problem solving.
- Advocacy: understand the needs and represent the broad agri-food sector in the region on matters of public policy, regulatory affairs, sector development.
- Internal Operations: implement resources, processes and tools for the effective and efficient operation and governance of the organization along with regulatory compliance and accountability to funders and stakeholders.