Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is becoming an increasingly popular farming structure. While the structure is clear – selling shares of a farm’s products or harvest – there are many innovative models.
Over 25 workshops and field trips, beginning with foundational knowledge, then learning about specialized aspects of farming, and ending with a focus on establishing farm businesses.
Farmers use (and have always used) lots of technology. In fact, farmers are the original ‘hackers’ – constantly tweaking or developing their own tools for their own unique needs.
The New Farmer Bursary provides a full conference pass (value of $350, includes access to all workshops and lunches on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday as well as dinner on Tuesday and Wednesday) to individuals who have been farming for less than 5 years.
Health soil is the basis for both sustainable farms and healthy ecosystems. Yet the majority of Ontario’s farms are losing soil organic matter, are at risk of erosion, and have low or very low year-round soil cover.