Saturday, February 5, 2011

Help for New Farmers

Part of jumping into farming with two feet is that you tend to spend a lot of time treading water and not really getting anywhere.

We have been on this farming adventure for 8 months now - and while it feels like decades, our chequing account is slowly taking a beating. So we realized that we needed to get serious about the "business" side of farming.

A quick google search turns up tons of resources for new farmers. In the province of Ontario (where we reside, in the great country of Canada) there are the following places to start:
 We are now signed up to take a workshop in Environmental Planning, and a Business Management for Ontario Farmers workshop. Out of this we hope to have two action plans, one for our environmental planning and one for our 3-year Business Plan. We have also been hard at work developing our biosecurity protocols. PHEW! Please remind me again why people call this a "hobby" farm?

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