From a news release
Are you looking for a new challenge on your farm? Are you new to agriculture and looking to support the rural lifestyle you are interested in?
Starting a farm is difficult, and succeeding beyond the first few years may be even more so.
Whether you’re exploring a new career in farming, starting your own operation from scratch or taking over the family farm, planning is essential to achieve your goals and aspirations.
This Beginning Farmer Workshop will help support your goals with the development of whole farm planning. By the end of the workshop, you will have foundational knowledge of various aspects of starting a farm business and will begin establishing your farm launch plan. You will start to put your idea on paper with a business plan, determine how you will finance your plan and work on developing your marketing strategy.
Led by an experienced business consultant and workshop leader, this one-day workshop will help new entrants focus on building their farm idea and gathering the financial information needed to create a business plan. The workshop supports the five modules in AMI’s (Agri-Food Management Institute’s) online “New Farm Launch Plan” and will provide you with the tools and resources you need to assess your current situation and identify steps you should take moving forward.
Registration is $28.25 (with HST), including lunch for the full day program.
You will receive a workbook with templates, handouts and resources to use after the course as you continue to launch your business.
The workshop is being offered in three locations:
- October 25, 2018: Guelph, Ont.
- November 22, 2018: Mount Forest, Ont.
- November 27, 2018: Belleville, Ont.
Registration is limited.
To register or for more information, visit the Beginning Farmer Workshop website.