EFAO Event Types
EFAO’s events are a vital part of supporting a knowledge-sharing community. Various types of events offer different ways of learning, engaging, and connecting with farmers who share similar goals.
Pricing will vary by event type.
WEBINAR or WORKSHOP
Description: In both the webinar and workshop formats participants can expect to learn in-depth about a specific topic with some time for questions with expert speakers and farmers from Ontario and beyond. Webinars are always virtual, while workshops may be virtual or in-person. Workshops tend to focus on building a specific skill or area of practical knowledge, while webinars may provide more conceptual, theoretical, or discussion-based content.
Length: 90 minutes – 6 hours (may be offered in two to three parts)
Description: Courses are opportunities to dive deeper into a topic and are generally held over a series of weeks with consistent instructors. Courses may include a series of webinars and/or workshops, opportunities for participant discussion and reflection on their learning, homework assignments and activities, and access to related resources. Course descriptions often include a syllabus, and pricing reflects the instructional time and planning required to create a cohesive learning experience.
Length: Generally 1-4 hours per session, often held over several weeks
VIRTUAL FIELD DAY
Description: Participants view a recorded tour of a farm, with a specific topic focus. Then the host farmer(s) will join participants for an hour-long discussion and opportunity for questions. Some Virtual Field Days may be offered live, or in a combination of pre-recorded content and live tours or demonstrations.
Length: Pre-recorded videos 20 – 45 minutes, live discussion 60 – 90 minutes
Description: Participants meet in-person at a farm for a tour that provides a high-level overview and a focus on a specific topic or part of the farm. There will be lots of time for questions and discussion. Field days may be offered individually or as a group of tours on one day.
Length: 60 minutes – 2 hours for individual field days
Description: An opportunity for EFAO members to gather in-person or online for community connection or discussion focused on specific topics.
Length: 60 minutes – 2 hours
KITCHEN TABLE MEETING
Description: Kitchen Table Meetings are an opportunity for EFAO members to host small gatherings focused on a specific farming-related topic, question, or problem they are trying to solve that is of interest to others in the EFAO community. Hosts take on planning, organization, and hosting responsibilities, while EFAO can provide planning support and assistance with promotion and registration for Kitchen Table Meetings. If you are interested in hosting a Kitchen Table Meeting, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your idea!
Length: 60 minutes – 1/2 day
While virtual events are best experienced through an internet connection, webinars and online meet-ups do have a phone-in option. Please be in touch for more information.