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The Farm Planner

Thanks to all our participants for a great course in 2015/2016!  We are excited to have so many great new farms starting up!  Info for the 2016/2017 course will be posted soon, if interested, the info from the previous course is listed below.

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

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$595 for SEVEN full-day sessions.  That’s only $85/session!  Get cost sharing to cut the tuition to under $300 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.

2015/2016 Course Schedule.  All sessions run from 9:30 am until approx. 4 pm.  The course will be held in downtown Guelph at 10 Carden Street.  

Nov. 14, 2015 Farm Foundations
Nov. 28, 2015 Planning for Production
Dec. 12, 2015 Marketing and Distribution
Dec. 19, 2015 Financial Basics
Jan. 9, 2016 Data Management
Jan. 23, 2016 Advanced Finances
Feb. 6, 2016 Regulations, Risk Management and Record Keeping
  • Cost of the course is $595.  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.