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Ontario Grain Farmer Magazine is the flagship publication of Grain Farmers of Ontario and a source of information for our province’s grain farmers. 

About Us

THE ONTARIO GRAIN FARMER magazine strives to be the number one source of information for our province’s grain farmers. With a balanced mix of production, marketing, technology, research, and general interest articles, we provide farmers with valuable information in an easy-to-read format.

As the flagship publication of Grain Farmers of Ontario, the Ontario Grain Farmer is a magazine that is made by farmers, for farmers. The magazine is an important tool that supports the organization’s vision to drive the Ontario grain industry to become a global leader.

Rachel Telford, Managing Editor

Rachel Telford joined Grain Farmers of Ontario in May 2012, bringing her experience as a writer and assignment editor to the role of Managing Editor for the Ontario Grain Farmer. As the Managing Editor, Telford oversees all editorial content. She works with a team of freelance writers and agricultural experts to ensure each issue of the magazine includes sound agronomic advice, topics of interest to our farmer-members, and updates on important issues affecting the farming industry. Telford also works on other publications within the communications department at Grain Farmers of Ontario. Email: Phone: 519 837-9144.

Kim Ratz, Production Coordinator

Kim Ratz handles all production aspects of the Ontario Grain Farmer from design to layout. With expertise in both Quark and InDesign, Ratz creates the clean lines and easy-to-read look of the magazine. She has been in this position since the magazine’s beginning in 2009 and prior to that, she worked on the layout and design of the Ontario Corn Producer. In addition to print production, Ratz is also responsible for branding, web production and graphic design for all other Grain Farmers of Ontario publications. Ratz’s creativity and her eye- for-detail make her a key member of the Ontario Grain Farmer team. Email: Phone: 519 767-4140.

Joanne Tichborne, Advertising Sales Representative

Joanne Tichborne is the in-house Advertising Sales Representative for Ontario Grain Farmer magazine and coordinates sponsors and exhibitors for the annual March Classic. Joanne has more than 20 years of experience in print and digital advertising sales, having begun her career in local media sales with the Guelph Mercury in 1999. In 2012, Joanne began working for My Passion Media, publishers of Canadian Traveller and Explore national consumer magazines. Her goal is to help advertisers expand their marketing reach through the development of multi-platform campaigns which best utilize their advertising budgets. Tichborne can be contacted at or 226 332-3637.

Victoria Berry, Manager, Communications

Victoria Berry is the manager of communications at Grain Farmers of Ontario. Victoria is leading the Communications team to help share important information with farmer-members, and to find new ways to have relevant and vital conversations with the general public about Ontario grains and farming. Victoria grew her love of communications as a journalist and then public relations and marketing leader in the technology industry. Email: Phone: 519 767-2773.

Phaedra McIntosh, Database Coordinator

Working on the larger Grain Farmers of Ontario database, Phaedra McIntosh is the woman behind the Ontario Grain Farmer’s impressive mailing list. McIntosh utilizes license fee collection data to build the mail list for the magazine. It is her job to ensure each barley, corn, oat, soybean and wheat farmer in Ontario receives the magazine. If you would like to make a change to your subscription, contact her. Email: Phone: 519 767-4130.

T Stone Mailing

Our mail house, Tstone Mailing, provides complete mailing services to anywhere in Canada and the United States. Their mailing services are innovative and fast and they have the best techniques and the right staff with the best industry practices available.

Precision Print Management

The Ontario Grain Farmer magazine utilizes the services of Precision Print Management to coordinate all of our printing needs. This includes ensuring the quality and timely delivery of the magazine itself along with any smaller insert printing projects that may be required for our advertisers. Printing is handled by a variety of trusted and experienced printers who utilize both sheet fed and digital presses. •