FAW Beekeeping Mentorship and Other Opportunities

Apply Now: 2016 Beekeeping Mentorship in Grey County!

2016 marks the 4th year of Farms at Work's hands-on Beekeeping Mentorship. For the first time, the program will take place in Grey County (just south of Owen Sound) and, also for the first time, it will be taught by a beekeeper using organic methods.

Mentees will receive an immersive introduction to beekeeping over five field days that closely follow the progression of the beekeeping season. If you have been unable to make the trip to attend in east central Ontario in the past - or if organic production is of special interest to you - then apply now! Day One is scheduled for early April.

Only 8 spots are available. For more information and to apply, please visit: farmsatwork.ca/beekeeping-mentorship-program.

Also check out our Sheep Farming Mentorshop Program by clicking here. Applications are open and spots are filling up!

East Central Farm Show Next Week – March 2 & 3

Come visit the Farms at Work booth at the East Central Farm Show next week! The Farm Show has grown continuously over the past few years and anticipates over 260 exhibitors this year. A full range of services, products and equipment will be available at this 36th annual trade show for farm business operators from feed suppliers to farm tractors, GPS Navigation to Environmental Protection. 

Wednesday, March 2, 2016  |  9:30 am to 9:00 pm

Thursday, March 3, 2016  |  9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Commonwell Exhibition Building, Lindsay Exhibition Grounds, 354 Angeline Street South, Lindsay

Admission $5.00  |  Soil & Crop Members FREE

For more information please call: 705-324-2594

FAW Find Farm Work Forum

Looking for on-farm work? Need to hire?

Check out Farms at Work's Find Farm Work forum to post or search for work opportunities in east central Ontario! There are a number of postings that you can check out right now, including a post by an experienced farm worker available for hire. Visit the forum at www.farmsatwork.ca/farmland or contact us for more information (info@farmsatwork.ca | 705-743-7671).

Other Opportunities

Let's "Shoot the Bull" on Farming

Interested or currently involved in growing produce or grazing livestock?

Come share and learn at the Haliburton County Farmers Association "Shoot the Bull" event! You will hear brief presentations from a number of specialists in agriculture.

Tuesday March 1  |  7:00pm  |  SG Nesbitt Community Centre, Minden

Learn more at www.haliburtoncountyfarmersassociation.com.

Profitable Pastures 2016 Conference and Trade Show

This years’ theme is: The Art of Good Pasture Management - "It Really Works!” 

Elmwood Community Centre, Grey County  |  Tuesday, March 9th.

Click here for further information on the Ontario Forage Council's website.

2016 Ontario Farmland Forum: Farmland Forever – Help Make it Happen!

This year's event includes presentations on: 

  • Provincial and municipal priorities for farmland protection planning

  • Case studies of leading land protection initiatives in Ontario

  • Inspiring land protection stories from the U.S.

Friday, April 8, 2015  |  10:00 am – 6:00 pm  |  Bingemans Conference Centre, Kitchener

To view the forum program and to register, visit:  www.ontariofarmlandtrust.ca.