Upcoming Flocking Options Webinar: Supply Management 101

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Author: Danny Brown

Posted: July 22, 2013

Categories: Food in the News / GoodFoodBites / News from Sustain Ontario / Webinars

On Thursday, August 1st at 12 Noon (EST) Sustain Ontario will be hosting an exciting new webinar in support of our ongoing Flocking Options campaign. This webinar, “Supply Management 101: What are our Flocking Options?”, will serve as a comprehensive introduction to the issues underpinning the need for more flexible options for Ontario’s poultry farmers to more effectively enter and meet changing market demands. Some of the topics that will be covered include: supply management, the quota system, “value-added” designations, consumer demand, and alternative market expansion.

Leading us in this thought-provoking presentation will be Christie Young, the Executive Director of FarmStart and Anne Freeman of the Greenbelt Farmers’ Market Network. This webinar is meant to engage volunteers and spokespeople who wish to assist with the Flocking Options campaign and are interested in gaining a better understanding of how it all works. And if you are really keen, there is a Metcalf Food Solutions Paper entitled “New Farmers and Alternative Markets Within the Supply-Managed System” that touches on some of the issues at hand.

In order to access the webinar on August 1st, you will need to register for the event. To register, click here.


Christie Young is the Executive Director of FarmStart, a not-for-profit organization that helps new Ontario farmers prepare for business. FarmStart also organizes training workshops and provides some start-up capital to new farmers. Christie Young is also the co-author of the Metcalf Food Solutions Paper linked to above.





 Anne Freeman is one of the passionate local food advocates at the Greenbelt Farmers’ Market Network and the manager of the Dufferin Grove Farmers’ Market in downtown Toronto. She was recently interviewed for Good News Toronto and was called “a pioneer and champion of our flourishing farmers’ markets.”