This calendar is for Agricultural Events of interest to farmers in the east central region of Ontario.

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December 2016

EFAO Conference

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 (All day) to Friday, December 2, 2016 (All day)

Visit https://conference.efao.ca/ for more information

Next Agricultural Policy Framework

Join Farms at Work and other organizations across the country in promoting policies and programs for new farmers. You can see our brief here. Federal, provincial and territorial governments are currently working together to develop policies and programs for the next several years.

First Day of The Farm Business Planning Program!

Saturday, December 3, 2016 (All day)

Check out the website for more details http://www.farmsatwork.ca/farm-business-planning-program

New Farm Business Planning Program Launch!

Saturday was the launch of our Farm Business Planning Program! We had a great day focusing on Production Planning with Judy Coward (OMAFRA) and Bryan Smith (Allied and Associates) helping participants out. We are looking forward to the next day where potential funders will come out and tell participants about different programs to fund their farm business.

Farm Business Planning Program Day 1: Vision Planning

Friday, December 9, 2016 - 9:30am

Are you looking for financing or funding? Are you interested in taking the next step to turn your farm business vision into a concrete business plan? This December, Farms at Work will be piloting a new program that will guide you through writing a farm business plan. You will have access to experts in every aspect of the business plan - including production, marketing, human resources, and financial statements. Work with a farm accountant who is a member of the Canadian Association of Farm Advisors.

Farm Co-ops; Creating an Alternative Economy Webinar

Monday, December 12, 2016 - 1:00pm

A two part series that highlights farm co-ops in British Columbia.

Webinar #1
Farm Co-ops; Creating an Alternative Economy
Monday December 12, 2016
1:00 pm(EST)
Presenter: Heather Pritchard

Various models of farm co-ops shall be explored, learning about how they operate, what makes each unique, and how they all address food system change and alternative economy
http://cultivatingfoodcoops.net/events/farm-co-operatives-british-columbia/

Farm Co-ops: A Land Access Option Webinar

Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 1:00pm

Webinar #2
Farm Co-ops: A Land Access Option
Thursday December 15, 2016
1:00 pm (EST)
Presenter: Heather Pritchard

Can a cooperative model help in the access to land? Join us as we explore land access and co-operative business models.

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