FAW Mentorship Programs and Upcoming Opportunities

Sheep Farming Mentorship Program: Apply Now!

Work and learn alongside experienced shepherds in Farms at Work's Sheep Farming Mentorship Program!

New shepherds get a hands-on, immersive introduction to sheep handling and flock management in this curriculum-based program. Long-time shepherds Bob and Gail Irvine of Rocky Lane Farm will guide mentees over the course of the entire 2016 season, sharing their expertise and helping mentees to integrate into the established community of sheep producers in the region.

Applications are now open! Click here for more information and to apply.

Applications to our Beekeeping Mentorship Program are opening soon!

For more information on the beekeeping program, click here.

Other Upcoming Opportunities

Traceability Workshop - Maximizing your Traceability Investment

This free one and a half day workshop focuses on how you can gain a competitive advantage and improve your bottom line with your traceability system.

Colborne  |  January 27th & February 3rd  |  FREE!

Click here for more information or to register.

Hay Co-operative Welcomes New Members

The recently formed Ontario Hay and Forage Co-operative Inc. is welcoming more producers to join its start-up hay-processing and export development venture. The Co-operative will be holding a public meeting:

February 4th  |  1:00PM  |  OMAFRA Board Room, Lindsay

For more information, please contact Fritz Trauttmansdorff, Chair at (519) 647-2311.

Starting or Growing a Food Business

This full day workshop will cover topics such as the requirements for setting up a food handling premise, trends in the food industry, and labelling and nutrition. 

February 19th  |  9:00AM to 3:30PM  | Little Britain Community Centre

For more information please contact: Kelly Maloney at 705-324-9411 extension 1208 or by email at kmaloney@city.kawarthalakes.on.ca

To register for the event, please follow this link: www.startingorgrowingafoodbusiness.eventbrite.com

23rd Annual Kawartha Woodlot Conference

The Kawartha Lakes Chapter of the Ontario Woodlot Association invites you to attend the 23rd Annual Woodloot Conference and Tradeshow!

February 20th  |  8:00AM to 4:00PM |  I.E. Weldon Secondary School in Lindsay

Attend this full day workshop and learn about high tech wood furnaces, edible and medicinal forest plants, firewood marking, and woodlots as natural corridors.

Check out the Woodlot Conference webpage to learn more about this opportunity.