Build a foundation to start a successful farm enterprise.


This program will not only provide you with critical information to start your farm, but you will meet other new and experienced farmers and become a part of the ecological agricultural community in Ontario. Educational content is geared toward new farmers, but is open to all farmers who might be curious about a certain topic, wishing to expand their farming knowledge, or in need a refresh.


Because of the current social distancing protocols in effect, this program will take place online through webinars and virtual farm tours. Term 1 is now complete and registration for Term 2 is live.  We will announce details of Terms 3 through 4 (May through November) in the coming weeks.


Term 2 of the Ignatius New Farmer Program: Applying farm language and knowledge

Take part in all webinars and virtual field days for Term 2 of the Ignatius New Farmer Training Program.

Term 2 events include:

Webinar: Field and Bed Preparation (May 6)

Webinar: Weed Management (May 6)

Virtual Field Day: Season Extension at Common Ground Farm (May 13)

Webinar: Introduction to Holistic Management (May 27)

Virtual Field Day: Farming in Northeastern Ontario with Field Good Farms

Webinar: Watering and Irrigation Principles (June 3)

Webinar: Early Season Harvesting and Post-harvest Handling (June 3)

Virtual Field Day: Permaculture and Agritourism at Manorun Farm (June 10)

Virtual Field Day: More information to come (June 24)

Virtual Field Day: More information to come (June 24)

Virtual Field Day: Farmer Health at Zocalo Organics (July 8)

Webinar: Identifying and Controlling Pests and Diseases (July 15)

Webinar: Cover Crops and Green Manure on a Vegetable Farm (July 15)

Virtual Field Day: Seed Production and Saving at Fertile Ground Farm (July 22)

Virtual Field Day: Orientation to Cut Flower Markets at Garden Party Flower Farm (July 22)




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