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The Farm Planner

The next Farm Planner course will take place in 2020/2021.  You can see all the details from a past course below to give you an idea of how the program works.  Contact us to be put on the notification list for when the next round of registrations starts.  

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$625 for SEVEN full-day sessions.  That’s less than $90/session.  

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.

2019/2020 Course Schedule.  All sessions run from 9:30 am until approx. 4 pm.  The course will be held in downtown Guelph.

Nov. 16, 2019 Farm Foundations
Nov. 30, 2019 Planning for Production
Dec. 14, 2019 Marketing and Distribution
Jan. 4, 2020 Financial Basics
Jan. 18, 2020 Meeting Requirements
Feb. 1, 2020 Data Management/Advanced Finances
Feb. 15, 2020 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.  
  • 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 the map below for the farm locations of some of our past graduates.