Ontario Dairy Youth Trust Fund

The Dairy Youth Trust Fund is a registered charity with the goal of helping to develop the youth in the dairy industry to ensure Ontario’s strong future in agriculture. Today’s youth are the most important resource we have as an industry and they need to be recognized as such, fostered to develop the skills they need to maintain and strengthen the dairy industry into the future. Established in 1994, the Ontario Dairy Youth Trust Fund has been doing just that. Trustees of the Trust Fund are a responsible group of nine individuals who are committed to ensuring sound financial management and to providing opportunities for dairy youth.
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The Ontario Dairy Youth Trust Fund is a Non-Profit, charitable organization that is funded solely through donations from industry as well as private donations. Each year, the Trust Fund spends over $30,000 in maintaining its programs for the youth of our industry. Donations are valuable to help not only in maintaining current programs, but to expanding and starting new programs to further assist our youth. The reach of this program is immeasurable and has already helped so many young people who are now becoming pillars in the dairy industry. Tax receipts are issued to donors with special recognition also made to those of various levels of support. The Trust Fund provides an opportunity for individuals, families or organizations to make simple, effective charitable donations.

There are many ways you can help out the Ontario Dairy Youth Trust Fund, you may choose one of these ways:

  • Gifts of Cash
    • With gifts of cash, you receive a donation receipt for the full amount.
  • Gifts of Securities
    • With gifts of stocks, bonds, mutual funds, shares, you will receive a donation receipt for the market value of the securities on the date of transfer to the Trust Fund. The faxable gain on gifted securities transferred in-kind is 0%.
  • A Bequest in Your Will
    • Leaving a gift in your will is the most common form of planning giving. You return full control of your assets and your estate receives a donation receipt that can be used to reduce income tax payable by the estate.
  • Life Insurance
    • A gift of life insurance can make a large impact at a modest cost. By naming the Ontario Dairy Youth Trust Fund as owner and beneficiary of the policy, you receive a donation receipt for the policy’s cash value and any future premiums you pay.
  • Gifts of Real Estate or Other Assets
    • Real estate or other assets, such as privately-held companies or works of art, may also be given to the Trust Fund. A donation receipt will be issued for the fair market value of the gift.

Special Thanks To Accumulated Donations:

Diamond V Sponsors($80 000+)

  • Bruce and Isabel Risebrough

Diamond IV Sponsors($55 000-$79 999)

  • John Deere Ltd.
  • Bruce Witmer

Diamond III Sponsors($35 000-$54 999)

  • Grenville Mutual Insurance Co.

Diamond II Sponsors($20 000-$34 999)

  • Dumfries Mutual Insurance Co.
  • Barbara Ford

Diamond Sponsors($10 000-$19 999)

  • OAC College Classic
  • EastGen/Gencor
  • Genervations
  • Ontario 4-H Council

Platinum Sponsors($5000-$9999)

  • Parmalat (formerly Ault Foods)
  • C.I.B.C. (Toronto)
  • TD Bank
  • Canadian Livestock Photography
  • C.I.B.C. (Oxford Branches)
  • Battlefield Cat
  • Murrell Bauman
  • Phyllis MacMaster

​Gold Sponsors($2500-$4999)

  • Township of Cavan, Millbrook, North Monaghan
  • E.B.I.
  • Royal Bank
  • Scotiabank
  • ABS Global (Canada) Inc.
  • Hanover Hill Holsteins
  • Brian Coleman
  • Marg Dobbin
  • Bertram Stewart
  • Lowell Lindsay
  • Bea Snyder
  • Grand Valley Fortifiers

​Silver Sponsors($1000-$2499)

  • Weavercroft International
  • Met Life (now The Mutual Group)
  • K-W Foundation
  • Ralston-Purina (Eastern Ontario)
  • Alta Genetics
  • Ayr Farmers Mutual Insurance
  • Gay Lea Foods
  • C.I.B.C. (Eastern Ontario)
  • Select Sires
  • Bell City Jerseys
  • John Buckley
  • Allan Miller
  • Mary Poirier
  • Lorna Kettles
  • Bosdale (Ed & John Bos)
  • Janet and Jake Ringelberg
  • Paul Larmer
  • Sally and Robt. Medwell
  • Bill Edelstein
  • Altona Lea Farms (The Barkey’s)
  • Murray Reissner
  • Riverdown Holsteins
  • Ken & Marie McNabb
  • Peter Fennema
  • Joel Bagg
  • Clarence Diefenbacher
  • John Larmer
  • Walkerbrae (Jim, Brent, Scott)
  • Ken Empey
  • Edward Burnside
  • Susan Brethet
  • Terry Beckett
  • Brenda & Russell Bennett
  • Jean Hess

​Bronze Sponsors($500-999)

  • The Holstein Journal
  • Farm Credit Corporation
  • Ralston Purina (Woodstock)
  • Shore Holsteins Corp. Int.
  • Tavistock Dairy Sales
  • Walker Dairy Sales
  • Brant Federation of Agriculture
  • McIntosh Embryo Transfer
  • Erin Ag Society
  • Canadian Dairy Expo
  • PMT
  • Valent Canada
  • Floradale Feed Mill
  • TD (Eastern ON)
  • Mark Cullen
  • Bond Haven Farms
  • Donald Cleave
  • Hardy Shore
  • Bev Spriel
  • Robert Shore
  • Agro Bros. Estate
  • Jeff McNabb
  • Dean and Carol Warner (Ronbeth)
  • Hessholm Holsteins
  • Joanne & Wayne Gregson
  • Earl Osborne
  • Steve Fraser
  • Ebyholme Farms Ltd.
  • Fradon Farms Ltd.
  • Geoff Innes
  • Doug & Mary-Ann Peart
  • Quinndale Holsteins
  • Gary Cain
  • Gordon Dodge
  • Stephen Van Winden
  • Jason French
  • Robert Jarrell
  • Alan McPhedran
  • Carol Murphy
  • Jennifer Peart
  • ​Bruce and Debra Whale