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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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Comment by AgOntario on May 10, 2010 at 2:43am
FCC's Young Farmer Agriwebinar Series
NOW ONLINE!

Go to www.agriwebinar.com to view the following Agriwebinars in the...

Starting a New Farm Business
Agriculture is full of entrepreneurs. Learn from producers who started a completely new venture as part of their business. You’ll see how they managed risk, became profitable and had fun along the way.

Presented by: Brent Vankoughnet, Owner & Manager, Agri Skills Inc.

Creating a Balanced Partnership
Often, two heads are better than one especially when everyone brings their own unique skills to the table. Learn how to successfully create a partnership between yourself and another producer for mutual profitability.
View Webinar

Presented by: Terry Betker, Meyers Norris Penny

Transitioning to Full-Time Farming
Many producers work off-farm to make ends meet. How do you make the jump to farming full-time? This is your chance to learn how to make a smooth and sustainable transition.

Presented by: Reg Shandro, Farmacist Advisory Services Inc.

Transferring the Farm Outside of the Family
More and more producers are thinking of succession and many farming operations are being passed onto business partners outside of the family. Learn how to make succession planning work for you.

Presented by: John Fast, Family Enterprise Solutions


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Comment by Kevin Stewart on March 20, 2010 at 3:42pm
Grooming a young farmer to take over.

Comment by OntAG Admin on March 19, 2010 at 3:37pm
Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture competition, Camille Black Video Speech - Click on the link.

http://www.farms.com/FarmsPages/Commentary/DetailedCommentary/tabid...
Comment by Kimberly Dawn on March 18, 2010 at 9:18am
Does anyone know when to start growing vegeatables in Southern ON? Planning on expanding our farm this year.
Comment by AgOntario on December 8, 2009 at 9:33am
INISTER bLACKBURN CONCLUDES A SERIES OF PRODUCTIVE MEETINGS WITH YOUNG FARMERS

OTTAWA (Ontario), December 8, 2009 – Minister of National Revenue and Minister of State (Agriculture) Jean-Pierre Blackburn reported on his five-city, cross-Canada tour to meet with young farmers, agricultural academics and industry representatives and discuss farm succession issues.

This sector’s challenges are well known and complex, ranging from increasing financial pressures and international competition, to changing consumer and societal demands and shifting technology.

“Speaking with young farmers was extremely rewarding. Across the country, I met young people who are excited about what they do and full of plans, despite the pressures they are facing and the disparities inherent in the industry. These discussions have given me insight into the challenges young farmers are facing and the existing opportunities – whether they are starting out, managing or taking over an existing family farm,” said Minister Blackburn. “Only by engaging in these types of discussions can we ensure that our programs are appropriate and working effectively.”

Discussions with young farmers covered a wide range of topics relating to the future of agriculture, including farm succession, barriers to entry, leadership planning and ways to address declining enrolment in agricultural university programs. The young farmers also shared their views
Comment by Brooke Leystra on August 28, 2009 at 7:13am
Really we need to get Joe Dickenson on here he's signed up for ontag...he's an OFA Director and has been doing a lot of work on Young Farmer definitions and initiatives. He should be able to start some discussion!
Comment by Joe Dales on August 28, 2009 at 6:05am
Hi Wayne:

I do think this will be a pretty popular group, we will be launching this site at the Outdoor Farm Show in Woodstock in a couple of weeks so the activity should increase. I think where we need to start is to begin some discussion forums that are relevant to young and starting farmers...such as Financing, Succession, Relationships... I am looking forward to being involved even though I am not as young as I once was. Thanks and take care, Joe
Comment by Wayne Black on August 28, 2009 at 4:47am
Is this an example of a Young Farmers Group - everyone sitting around watching waiting for someone to take the bit? Glad to see a young guy like Joe Dales forming this group! :-)
Comment by Roadrunner on August 27, 2009 at 2:27am
Beep Beep
 

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Applications for the Youth Employment and Skills Program opening soon

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