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Advanced Farm Management Program expands to five Ontario locations

Agricultural Management Institute

Farmers urged to register early to secure spots in their preferred locations

The 2014/2015 Advanced Farm Management Program kicks off in November this year, and AMI have just announced the expansion of the program, which will now be offered in five locations across the province: Ridgetown, London, Orangeville, Ancaster and Winchester. This means that more Ontario farmers will have the opportunity to improve their business management skills with high-quality, advanced-level programming. 

“AFMP helps farmers improve their businesses by exposing them to best practices in human resources, financial management, and marketing that make a difference on the farm,” says Ryan Koeslag, Executive Director of the Agricultural Management Institute.

AFMP provides a unique combination of advanced farm business management training and personalized, practical teachings that farmers can apply immediately to their operation. Farmers who have completed the Growing Your Farm Profits (GYFP) program, or those who have accumulated management experience are encouraged to enrol.

The program consists of five intensive one-day training sessions over a four-month period. For the 2014/15 class, the sessions are scheduled to run from November to February.

Registration is now open. Farmers are urged to register early to secure a position at their preferred location. The deadline to apply is Oct. 31, 2014. Registrations received before Sept. 15 are eligible for a $150 discount. AFMP tuition is $1,950 per person and farmers may be eligible for a cost share rebate of 50 per cent of the tuition through the Growing Forward 2 Program (Capacity Building). Full payment of tuition is required by Oct. 31, 2014. 

Application forms can be downloaded at www.advancedfarmmanagement.ca. Further questions on registration can be directed to John Laidlaw of OSCIA: (519) 826-4218  |  jlaidlaw@ontariosoilcrop.org.

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