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Below is the information for the 2017/2018 course.  We should have the information available for the 2018/2019 program up in the near future.  If you have any questions don’t hesitate to get in touch!

Cost sharing is available for this course!   Click here to learn more.

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$625 for SEVEN full-day sessions.  That’s less than $90/session.  Get cost sharing to cut the tuition to under $325 for the whole course!

Each full-day session will:

  • Take you one step closer to having a complete plan.
  • Feature farm speakers and other experts sharing their experiences as well as providing you with advice and guidance.
  • Have sections of formal instruction, group discussion, time to work on your plan, and networking opportunities.
  • Help you build networks of both experienced farmers and peers.
  • Opportunities to have your plan reviewed and commented on by expert farmers.

2017/2018 Course Schedule.  All sessions run from 9:30 am until approx. 4 pm.  The course will be held in downtown Guelph.

Nov. 18, 2017 Farm Foundations
Dec. 2, 2017 Planning for Production
Dec. 16, 2017 Marketing and Distribution
Jan. 6, 2018 Financial Basics
Jan. 20, 2018 Data Management
Feb. 3, 2018 Advanced Finances
Feb. 17, 2018 Regulations, Risk Management and Record Keeping
  • Cost of the course is $625.  If the course has already started you can join late and sessions will be prorated accordingly.  Cost sharing is available if you need help with registration fees.  Click here.
  • Detailed session descriptions.
  • To register or for any other inquiry, please contact David Alexander (, 519 855 4859 ext. 101)

You can make your farm dream a reality.  We specialize in training new farmers and helping established farmers to improve their farm plans. See this map for the farm locations of some of our past graduates.