NPARA invites you and others from your organization to join us with Steve Campbell of Tailor Made Cattle for a discussion.
February 9th, 2021 at 7pm.
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Agricultural Research and Extension Council AGM
ARECA invites you and others from your organization to join us for our AGM. We welcome you to take in the presentations and be a part of the discussions. Given the COVID situation, our AGM this year will be on line with ZOOM.
February 26th, 2021 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
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Opening remarks Greg Newman, ARECA Board Chair
Individual presentations by our 7 Association members of their work and results achieved
RDAR presentation and discussion
Short business meeting
Thank you for your support over the past year. We are looking forward to seeing you at our ARECA AGM on February 26th!
Young Agrarians to Host a Business Bootcamp for New Farmers
Click here to REGISTER on the Young Agrarians Site.
Young Agrarians presents the Business Bootcamp for New Farmers! This online, community-based program will give you the space and skills to write a stellar business plan for the farm of your dreams.
STARTING JANUARY 5TH 2021!
The Business Bootcamp will cover everything from writing a mission statement to creating a financial plan to defining a marketing strategy. In this program you will have the opportunity to:
- Write a farm business plan
- Get insights from experts on your farm business
- Get to know others in farm start-up
- Get ideas and inspiration from your peers
- Get set up to access capital
This program is open to all new and aspiring farmers with the goal being to write (or rewrite) a business plan for a farm enterprise. The Business Bootcamp is a great place to explore the viability of your farm dream, figure out details for your first growing season, or to investigate adding another enterprise to your current farm. Having at least one full season of farming experience is advised for participants. All production types are welcome!
Not sure if the Business Bootcamp is right for you? Reach out to Alex at firstname.lastname@example.org
From AG Funder News: How Grassland 2.0 plans to give technical & financial support for the adoption of grassland ag
How Grassland 2.0 plans to give technical & financial support for the adoption of grassland ag
Known as Grassland 2.0, the project brings together UW-Madison researchers, state and local agency staff, milk and meat processors, citizen groups, and other farmers. It is hoping to create a future of profitable, productive farmland that also provides many of the benefits of the region’s original prairie such as clean water, healthy soil, biodiversity, and resilience to extreme weather…. READ MORE
Manitoba Forage & Grassland Association (MFGA) Regenerative Ag Month
MFGA’s Regenerative Ag Conference will be delivered as a month long on-line celebration of Regen Ag Farming in Manitoba, focussing on soil health, producer prosperity!
Thanks to the incredible support of our sponsors and determination of the MFGA board to continue to advance Regen Ag in Manitoba, MFGA will offer the entire 2020 MFGA Regen Ag Conference over four Thursdays in November – online free of charge and live as it happens. We are taking our conference to you in ways that we think will be fun, informative and motivating all in one swoop…or click…HERE!
Meet our new Administrative Assistant
Amanda Bustard is a born and raised Albertan, but it wasn’t until her move to Nanton, Alberta last year, with her husband Dave, that she was able to have a closer look at the rural, farming life in Alberta.
Amanda is a legal assistant by trade, and has worked for an Oil & Gas company as an Executive Assistant and event planner for the past ten years. She is very excited about this opportunity to work with such a great team with AFIN and believes that she will learn a lot about Agriculture and Forages.
When Amanda isn’t typing memos, she is an avid volunteer within her community. She is on the board of the local animal shelter, she is a Lions member with her husband, and most recently she was appointed the Vice President to the Canadian Grain Elevator Discovery Centre. Amanda hopes that her time with AFIN will help her understand the history of grain elevators in Alberta.