This full day workshop is appropriate for all fruit and vegetable producers, conventional and organic. It is based on the upcoming publication from Canadian Organic Growers, Crop Planning for Diversified Vegetable Growers, by Frédéric Thériault and Daniel Brisebois.
The workshop covers a 10 step approach to crop planning, from setting financial goals to developing and implementing a crop plan, to analyzing harvest and sales data to improve future plans. Activities and discussions will help participants gain an understanding of the crop planning process and benefits so that they can make their farms more efficient and profitable.
February 20, at a location near Ottawa TBA. Cost is $50 ($45 for COG members). Includes lunch and a copy of Crop Planning. The instructor is Frédéric Thériault, co-manager of Ferme Coopérative Tourne-sol, and co-author of Crop Planning.
For information, contact Colin Lundy, COG Farmer Outreach Coordinator, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 613-493-0020. To register, contact COG by emailing email@example.com or calling 1-888-375-7383, or register online by visiting www.cog.ca/workshops/.
This training opportunity is eligible for cost-share funding through the Growing Forward Business Development for Farm Businesses program with OMAFRA. For more information on program requirements, please call 1-877-424-1300 or visit www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/about/growingforward/busdev.htm.