Training and Education

How To Start a Farm in Northern Ontario - Online Course

We want to help those who are considering farming in Northern Ontairo feel prepared with knowledge and tools that will help them understand the opportunities and challenges with beef production in the north. Whether you're already a beef farmer or are new to the industry, this free online course has practical, relevant and accessible information delivered in a modular format, so you can choose the topics you're most interested in or go through all the content in your own time. Topics covered include climate, infrastructure, marketing, business management, extensive livestock farming and more.

This free online course is delivered in English and French by Collège Boréal. 

Below are additional resources to support the Starting a Farm in Northern Ontario Course. Starting a farm offers many benefits for people seeking a different way of life or a new business venture.

Starting a Farm: What you need to know
Introduction to Northern Ontario
Farm Layout and Design
Extensive Livestock Production
Farm Support Services
Product Marketing
Financial Planning and Management
Agricultural Research in Northern Ontario