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Young Farmers In Ontario

This group has been set up for young and beginning farmers to discuss the challenges and issues associated with running a farming operation.

Members: 55
Latest Activity: Jun 3, 2013

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Durham couple wins Young Farmers Award

Started by AgOntario Apr 13, 2010.

2009 Outstanding Young Farmers Announced.

Started by OntAG Admin Dec 15, 2009.

Young Farmers: Provide Input to the Federal Government.... 1 Reply

Started by Joe Dales. Last reply by Roadrunner Dec 5, 2009.

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Launch of the Young Farmers' Report

During the young farmers' roundtable sessions hosted by Minister Blackburn in November 2009, interested parties from across the country had enriching discussions on the challenges and opportunities that lie within the agricultural sector. Find out what young farmers, agricultural students, agricultural academics, and industry representatives thought about the challenges and opportunities facing the next generation of farmers!

Young and Beginning Farmers

Latest updates to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's Young and Beginning Farmers section.

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Comment by Daegan McNeaney on May 31, 2013 at 11:57am

Hi everyone, my name is Daegan and I am a video producer from Hamilton, ON. I'm currently looking for a large wheat field in which to shoot a short film. If you know anybody growing wheat this year, I would greatly appreciate any leads! Thank you so much.

Comment by Colin Lundy on February 7, 2013 at 10:09am
COG OSO Farmer Needs Survey for Eastern Ontario & Western Quebec
  • For all farmers – organic, ecological, biodynamic, conventional - all scales, all commodities
  • Opportunity to have your say in guiding our Farmer Outreach Programming
  • A project of Canadian Organic Growers, Ottawa – St. Lawrence – Outaouais Chapter
  • 3 survey participants will be randomly chosen to receive a free gift from COG OSO
  • Contact: Colin Lundy, COG OSO Farmer Outreach Coordinator, colin@cog.ca or 613-493-0020
  • General information at www.cog.ca/ottawa 
Comment by Joe Dales on February 7, 2011 at 1:21pm

I want to introduce a new project Farms.com Risk Management is launching.

Farms.com Market School is an educational online video series of lessons on how to better market your grain and livestock commodities.  Here is the first video of this free series that is sponsored by DEKALB Brand Seeds.

 

Comment by OntAG Admin on February 3, 2011 at 12:01pm
Upcoming OMAFRA Workshops
  1. Growing Your Farm Profits (GYFP)
  2. Quest for New Farm Value
  3. On-Farm Food Safety
CLICK HERE FOR More information on FARMSTART website
Comment by Roadrunner on December 17, 2010 at 7:06pm

How much were you trying to borrow from FCC?

Did you prepare a business plan that showed the purchase would cashflow?

What were you planning to grow?

I would find an experienced farmer who knows how to present info to FCC and ask for their help.

Good luck and keep trying.

 

Comment by Jamie Boland on December 16, 2010 at 10:30am

Hi Jonathan

I have a friend who recently bought some land in the Ottawa area and is in the beginning phase of her farm. She told me that the Ontario Grants Book has lots of  options for funding to entice young farmers in that area. Im not sure if you've looked into this avenue to finance your project, but it may be worth a try.

It's definitely not an easy business to get into, but obviously you know this. It seems like youve got the drive and the clientele, so best of luck to you!

Comment by Jonathan Boland on December 16, 2010 at 10:01am

Ive been trying for 5 years to convince fcc to work with me to buy a farm. I have resorted to selling 55 acres of my 4th generation inheritance to finance the purchase of more land and assets. So even with $300k for a down payment they balk, tell me the only farms they will finance are in northern ontario, manitoba, ect. I grew up south of ottawa, farm south of ottawa and i want to stay in the area!  There are great local and commercial markets here, i make money on my farm. Fcc is full of bullshit

 

 

 

Comment by Joe Dales on October 2, 2010 at 11:25am
How did you get started farming...any tips for new farmers.
We asked Larry Blaney this question and Andrew Campbell videotaped the response.

Comment by OntAG Admin on July 3, 2010 at 11:25pm
Comment by Gayl Creutzberg on May 21, 2010 at 11:25am
Looking for farm tours or introductory workshops? Check out a listing of Ontario training events at http://www.farmstart.ca/workshops/current-events-workshops/. Or sign up for a newsletter at www.farmstart.ca and get monthly events bulletins sent to you.
 

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