Digging into Farming: Planning Your New Farm Business by FarmStart

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Author: Samjhana Lamichhane

Posted: February 9, 2016

Categories: Events / Farmers / GoodFoodBites / Growing Good Food Ideas / News from Sustain Members


FarmStart is ready to help prospective farmers start Digging into Farming.   Join the 2-day intensive course in Kapuskasing,ON February 21 & 28 if you are ready to start developing realistic goals, clarifying your farm vision, evaluating your options, and identifying the resources and knowledge you already have and those you need to acquire.

Digging Into Farming is facilitated by farmers who have gone through a similar process of starting their own farm business. Key take-away tools include:

  • a simple framework for understanding farm business planning.
  • sharing lessons learned by experienced farmer facilitators and  panelists.
  • representatives in the banking and accounting sector, speak to questions of financing, taxation and business structure.
  • completing an online Action Plan.
  •  access to a comprehensive website of business planning resources for new farmers.

Topics includes:

  • Business goals
  • Choosing farm products
  • Marketing
  • Human resources
  • Farmland
  • Financing
  • Business start up

When: Sundays February 21st and 28th
Time: 10am to 3:30pm
Location: 3 Aurora Avenue, College Boreal Kapuskasing, Kapuskasing
Price: $50/person, includes lunch on both days
Taught by: Tarrah Young
Facilitated by: André Robichaud, Kapuskasing Economic Development Corporation

Register for this great opportunity! You can also participate via video conference!

For more information, click here!