On November 18th, we wrapped up our last Land-linking workshop with the National Farmers Union—Ontario (NFUO) for the series this fall. All three workshops were a great success, and we are thrilled with the turnout that we received.
We would like to extend a big “thank you” both to all that attended and our wonderful speakers, Cheyenne Sundance (Sundance Harvest), Angie Koch (Fertile Ground CSA), Tom Robson (Meat & Potatoes Farm), Rav Singh (Shades of Miti), Isabelle Rodé (Vintage Soil Farm) and Sally Miller (Fair Finance Fund). There is no better feeling than seeing people in the agricultural community come together, share their experiences, and offer support to one another. This is how strong foundations are built and where ideas turn into actions. Through effective engagement, the workshops also inspired and initiated collaborations that will hopefully develop into long-lasting relationships.
If you did not have a chance to attend, you can check out the recordings at the links below.
BIPOC Farming Opportunities https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KPSKe01hM8
Land Partnerships & Collaboration https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3VILNEK1Yk
Farm Financing & Business Planning https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XF0-Fw0EK28
We are happy to announce we will be hosting a second part to this workshop series over the winter this upcoming year! Stay tuned for dates and more information about our 2022 workshops that will provide opportunities to learn about:
- Succession models, including non-family succession and cooperatives
- Farmland conservation options, including Conservation Easements and Land Trusts
- Support and resources for new farmers
All workshops once again will be free to attend and hosted online. We hope to see you there!