Join LFFC and EFAO to explore alternative land access through cooperative land ownership and Indigenous land trust models.
Join Celeste Smith to learn about cultural easements and agreements as ways to share land.
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.