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Ontario Agricultural College 150th Anniversary

Your Legacy. Our Future.

Since opening our doors in May 1874, we've become internationally renowned for our research, teaching and knowledge extension in the broad areas of food, agriculture, communities and the environment. We are proud of our legacy and can't wait to kick off our celebrations in May 2024.

As we mark this milestone, we invite you to explore our rich history, connect with fellow OAC community members, and join us in charting a bold course for the future. Here's to 150 years of OAC!

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OAC Timeline

Explore OAC's 150-year journey through milestones, achievements, and personal stories on the interactive timeline.

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OAC 150th Stories

At the heart of OAC's success lie the remarkable stories of the community, whose passion and innovation have fueled the 150 year journey.

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OAC 150 Store

Discover exclusive OAC 150th merchandise! Celebrate our legacy with commemorative items showcasing 150 years of excellence.

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150 Years of Memories

Celebrate 150 years of cherished memories with us! Share your special moments by submitting photos or take a trip down memory lane by browsing through our collection. 

Upcoming Events

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OAC 150th Celebration Dinner & Live Music

  • Date: June 22, 2024
  • Time: 5:30 p.m.
  • Location: Johnston Green

Enjoy live music by Aldershot, a delectable buffet dinner by U of G's Hospitality Services, and the launch of our exclusive OAC 150 beer.

Details and registration for the OAC 150th Celebration here.

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Deep Dish Dialogues: Local Food Production

  • Thursday, June 27, 2024
  • 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. EDT

OAC prof Dr. Sara Epp, School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, will be joined by a local chef to explore local food production and procurement. Together they will discuss the benefits of sourcing local food and barriers to local food production in Ontario.

Details and registration for Deep Dish Dialogue: Local Food Production.


Jordan Terpstra
OAC 150th Projects Coordinator 
(519) 824-4120 Ext. 53348

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The OAC 150th anniversary celebrations are made possible by the generous support of Joe & Barbara Maxwell, the OAC Alumni Association, and the OAC Alumni Foundation.