Digging Into Farming

FarmStart and Farms at Work are partnering  to pilot a new 3 day course for
new farmers who have made the decision to farm and are at the stage of
business planning. The course introduces participants to the different
elements of starting and managing a new farm business: business goals,
production, marketing, financial management, human resources, social
responsibility, land access, business structure and regulations.

Registration is limited, but you are encouraged to bring your farming
partner with you!!

*Peterborough Pilot:  three full days (location and exact times TBC)*

*Sunday April 15, 2012*

Business planning topics will be introduced and key issues discussed,
including developing the business vision

*Wednesday April 18, 2012***

A panel of successful farmers will present their first hand experiences
and lessons learned in these different areas and participants will be
introduced to critical resources and advisors that can help with farm
planning and start-up.

*Saturday April 21, 2012*

We will review land access issues and key financial documents (i.e cash
flow, income statement, statement of net worth) and guide participants in
developing a New Farm Development Action Plan that outlines their next
steps to making their farm dream a reality!
*Cost: *Free because this is the course pilot!

*For more information: *

Contact Ali English, FarmStart Training and Resources Program Manager at
ali@farmstart.ca or 519.836.7046 x 104