2013 Beginner Farmer Symposium

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THANKS TO ALL THAT PARTICIPATED IN ACORN’S 3rd BEGINNER FARMER SYMPOSIUM + MIXER on August 19th, 2013!

To view photos from the busy day, please see here

Please view the official SCHEDULE, WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS, and SPEAKER BIOS here!

Workshop Notes:  The Quest To Finding Farmland with Jeff Schnurr, Community Forests International; Severine von Tscharner Fleming, The Greenhorns; Mark Bernard, Barnyard Organics; Shannon Jones, Broadfork Farm  – Slides

Building a Successful and Viable Business Plan with David Alexander, Everdale Organic Farm and Environmental Learning Centre – Slides

Full Circle Farming: Integrating Livestock Into A Mixed Vegetable Operation with Tim Livingstone, Strawberry Hill Farm – Slides

The Vision and Mission of The Greenhorns with Severine von Tscharner Fleming, The Greenhorns

Farmers Markets, CSAs and More: Marketing Considerations for Organic Producers and Processors with Rowena Hopkins, Jitterbug Sodas – Slides

The Basics of Farm Tools and Infrastructure: From Seeding to Harvest with Bryan Dyck, Broadfork Farm; Alyson Chisholm, Windy Hill Farm; Tim Livingstone, Strawberry Hill Farm – Alyson’s Slides _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

*This event is a primary fundraiser to support the future of the Grow A Farmer Apprenticeship and Mentorship Programs, offering comprehensive curriculum-guided farm-based education; farmer-to-farmer mentorship and community building activities for new entrant organic and transitioning farmers in Atlantic Canada. For full details, please visit http://www.growafarmer.ca/about/

 

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