Join Agricola Cooperative Farm to learn about their collaborative approach to accessing land, and their cooperative farm model.
Financing is a major barrier to many new farmers. This panel will provide an overview of some of the different types of financing options and programs for new farmers and the requirements for them. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions of the representatives from different financing institutions and organizations (such as Fair Finance Fund and Community Futures Ontario).
A business plan is an essential tool in communicating your farm business’ needs, goals and challenges and is often used to secure financing, make sound decisions and keep your plans on track. This workshop will provide a business plan outline and provide tips and ideas about how best to incorporate farm-specific components.
Small businesses have an incredible amount of data to track. Join David Alexander from Everdale for this half day workshop where we will discuss a variety of methods and tools for recordkeeping that can be used in a wide range of applications for farms of different scales.
One of the top barriers for new farmers is access to land. Hear from three farmers who share their stories and ideas about land access.