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 health and safety protocols in effect, this program will take place online through webinars and virtual field days. 


Term 3 of the Ignatius New Farmer Program: Expanding beyond basics and building skills for a specialized farm.

Take part in some or all webinars and virtual field days for Term 3 of the Ignatius New Farmer Training Program.

Term 3 events include:

Virtual Field day: Farm Equipment Maintenance with Thiessen Tillage (August 12)
Webinar: Growing Medicinal Herbs and Teas (August 19)
Webinar: Apiculture (August 19)
Virtual Field Day: Healing Hands Farm (August 26)
Virtual Field day: Getting to Know Biodynamics at Fiddle Foot Farm (September 9)
Webinar: Preserving the Harvest (September 16)
Webinar: Understanding, Making and Using Compost and Compost Tea (September 16)
Webinar: Introduction to Permaculture (September 23)
Virtual Field Day: Permaculture in Action at FiddleHead Nursery (September 23)
Virtual field day: Food Security in Guelph (September 30)
Virtual Field Day: Artisanal Livestock at Meeting Place Farm (October 14)
Virtual Field Day: Growing Crops for Seed Production at Hawthorn Farm Organic Seeds (October 21)
Webinar: Introduction to Seed Saving (October 21)
Field Day: Cider Production at Heartwood Farm and Cidery (October 28)
Workshop: Field Design and Vegetable Crop Planning (October 28)


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