Over the next two years, a collection of practical, relevant and accessible resources for current and potential farmers will be developed to assist in their decisions and plans for establishing farm businesses in the north.
Areas of priority include:
Economic models, sample budgets, sources of financing, business planning.
Real estate information, how to access Crown land, land classifications, soil types and land clearing methods.
Timely market information provided primarily by Ontario auction markets, packing plants, the DTN service and Canfax.
Information on northern agriculture, production guides, SOPs and best business practices.
Training and education on business development, assistance for beef farmers and their families as they decide, plan, transition and expand operations to Northern Ontario.