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The 2018/2019 course has finished for the year, congratulations to all our participants!  We are excited to watch your businesses grow and be added to the map at the bottom of this page.  Information for the 2019/2020 course should be posted mid-summer, the information from the 2018/2019 course will remain below to give you a sense of how the course works.

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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.

2018/2019 Course Schedule.  All sessions run from 9:30 am until approx. 4 pm.  The course will be held in downtown Guelph.

Nov. 17, 2018 Farm Foundations
Dec. 1, 2018 Planning for Production
Dec. 15, 2018 Marketing and Distribution
Jan. 5, 2019 Financial Basics
Jan. 19, 2019 Meeting Requirements
Feb. 2, 2019 Data Management/Advanced Finances
Feb. 16, 2019 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.