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February 2017

Maple Syrup Producers Quality Assurance Workshop

Saturday, February 4, 2017 (All day)

This workshop is open to anyone with an interest in producing quality maple products novice or large scale producers welcome

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Farm Business Planning Program Day 5: Financial Projections

Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 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? Farms at Work is 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.

Kawartha Woodlot Conference and Trade Show

Saturday, February 11, 2017 (All day)

The Kawartha Chapter of the Ontario Woodlot Association invites you to the 24th Annual Kawartha Woodlot Conference and Trade Show on Saturday February 11th, 2017. Please join us for a full day of educational and interactive sessions at our new location, Fleming College, 200 Albert St S, Lindsay.

Scaling Up: An Introduction to Artisanal Chicken Production

Monday, February 13, 2017 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

This 3-hour workshop will give you an overview of the new Artisanal Chicken Program that permits production of 600 to 3000 birds in Ontario.  Hear from OMAFRA's Poultry Specialist and from farmers about their experiences with the Program in its first year.

Community–Based Egg Grading Report Released

Peterborough - Farms at Work, through a $29,100 Seed grant made in late 2015 from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, has produced a report on the feasibility of building community egg-grading facilities as a way to support the local farming community and provide more opportunities for the community to access local food within east central Ontario.

OMAFRA Soil Survey Project - Presentation

Thursday, February 16, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm

OMAFRA has begun to update Ontario soil maps and land classifications, and Peterborough County was selected as an early site.  Come out and hear more about this project, and what the OMAFRA Soils Team has learned thus far about Peterborough County's soils.  Funding provided by Growing Forward 2.

Farm Business Planning Program Day 6: Final Review of Completed Business Plans

Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 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? Farms at Work is 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.

Innovative Farmers 2017 Conference

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 (All day) to Wednesday, February 22, 2017 (All day)

Covers topics from soil health, cover crops, minimum tillage and more! Visit http://www.ifao.com/ for more details and to register.

Innovative Farmers 2017 Conference

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 (All day) to Wednesday, February 22, 2017 (All day)

Covers topics from soil health, cover crops, minimum tillage and more! Visit http://www.ifao.com/ for more details and to register.

Increasing Local Economic Opportunity through Farm Business Planning

Peterborough – On Saturday, local MPP Jeff Leal met with representatives from Farms at Work in Peterborough to hear how the organization has used a $40,200 Seed grant that it received from the Ontario Trillium Foundation in late 2015. In its efforts to support community economic development, it was announced that, Farms at Work has developed and piloted a successful training Program to help farm entrepreneurs be more successful when launching new enterprises.

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