Summer Newsletter | Preparing for Fall | Upcoming Opportunities and Events

Farms at Work Summer Newsletter

It never quite feels like summer until the corn on the cob is ready, hay is underway, and farm gates are overflowing with delicious beans. 

For many, summer also means a time of planning toward the Fall. Cattle will need to come home, machines will need tending, crops will need harvesting, cover crops will need to be planted and so much more.

At Farms at Work the summer feels much the same as we are planning a fall full of annoucements and events!


Save the Date Fall Farm Tour

Join Farms at Work Wednesday, October 4th and Thursday, October 5th for a two-day self guided tour of sustainable farming in East Central Ontario! The event will end Thursday evening with a workshop on taking ideas to action at home. More information and registration in the coming weeks! 


New Farmer Fall Meetup Survey

FAW's New Farmer Network Monthly Meetup will continue into the fall and we need your help! Please fill out this quick survey here

As a new farmer (farming for 10 years or less, for the first time, or never before) in East Central Ontario we want to know more about dates and times that work best for your shcedule, topics of interest, barriers that exist that Farms at Work may be able to help minimize, and more. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us!


Join the Farms at Work Board of Directors

Farms at Work is governed by a Board with responsibility for overall strategic direction, as well as committee work in a variety of areas. We are looking to grow our Board and are seeking enthusiastic individuals to join us for a three-year term.  If you have an interest in, or experience in land management, social enterprise development, organizational development, fundraising, financial management, policy or communications then we want to hear from you! 

Find out more and apply here


Upcoming Events and Opportunities

September 8th and 15th | Lindsay Ontario 

Environmental Farm Plan Workshop with OSCIA

Find out more and register here:


FarmHER Project with INSPIRE 

Nominations now open! The Women in Farming project goals are to celebrate and share the stories of women and female-identifying individuals involved in the agricultural industry and to provide an educational behind the scenes look into farming that shows how our food is produced. This project will explore a wide range of stories from women of all ages, exploring how the roles and perspectives of women in agriculture have (or have not) changed over time. 

Find out more and submit a nomination here: