Agricultural Innovation Carl Fletcher OMAFRA Business Management Unit Jan. 19, 2011
<ul><li>“ Innovation….” </li></ul><ul><li>is developing a new product, service or process of doing something </li></ul><ul...
Production Systems Innovations
 
Leamington Area Drip Irrigation
Avon Swine Inc Waterloo
Kejay Investments Inc.  (Kevin and Jason Stallaert Farms)
Mountain Fresh Farm
Nature’s Perfection Shiitake Mushrooms
Riverbend Farm Inc.
6093400 Canada Ltd. Norfolk Apiaries
www.carletongrowers.com
www.langfarms.com
www.hillsidegardens.ca
www.brennbfarms.com www.brennbfarms.com
Distribution/ Logistics/Processing Innovation
Rainy River District Regional Abattoir Inc.
Ewe Dell Family Farms (*website coming soon)
www.freemanfarms.ca
Marketing Innovation <ul><li>Product  (Development) </li></ul><ul><li>Promotion   (Advertising) </li></ul><ul><li>Place   ...
www.southbrook.com www.viniferaforlife.com
www.cedarviewfarms.org
Yellowlees Family Farm (Karen & Dennis Yellowlees)
Cream Hill Whole Grains Ltd. & Doug Hill Farms Ltd.
www.countycider.com
Diniz Farming Ltd.
www.meekersmagicmix.com
www.nurturalhorse.com
Gilbrea Farm & AgriServics
Naturpack Ltd.
Sandy and Kathy Smith
www.farmgatemarket.com
Weninger Farms Ltd.
www.clovermead.com
www.soybutter.com
 
 
 
 
 
www.rushcreekwines.com
www.strom.ca
Berryhill Farm
 
www.indianrivercattlecompany.com
Algoma Farm Fresh
www.kawarthaecologicalgrowers.com
 
Financial Management
 
 
 
www.monfortedairy.com
Human Resources
 
 
5 Farms in Alberta together hired a person to be an on farm financial manager –one day per week per farm
Bioeconomy
The Biobased economy- Terminology Bioproducts are those products made with some component of biological or renewable based...
Dedicated Biomass Crops:  C 4  perennial grasses <ul><li>Switchgrass ( Panicum virgatum) </li></ul><ul><li>Big bluestem  (...
Harvest Techniques, Fall 2009, 2 nd  Yr Miscanthus
www.newenergyfarms.com
 
 
Example: Agricultural Roofs <ul><li>Dairy Barn 100 ft x 200 ft gives about 10,000 ft 2 + of solar area </li></ul><ul><ul><...
Klaesi Brothers Biogas Generator <ul><li>2005   </li></ul><ul><li>One energy-based digester in Ontario, running on manure ...
Where are we now? <ul><li>2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Good knowledge on utilizing off farm materials </li></ul><ul><li>Ability ...
 
www.energrow.ca
Burt Farm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/index.html
Business Information Bundle BEYOND PRODUCTION AGRICULTURE www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/busdev/valueadd-bib/index.htm
<ul><li>Start Manage and Grow a Business: Food Processing </li></ul><ul><li>www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/food/industry/new...
Special thanks to:
Bioenterprise Corporation <ul><li>Business Accelerator focused on Agri-tech </li></ul><ul><li>Not-for-profit funded by OMA...
Bioenterprise Services
Growing Forward Business  Development Initiative
Business Development for Farm Businesses   Growing Your Farm Profits Workshops  <ul><ul><li>Farm Financial Assessment – up...
Business Development for Farm Businesses <ul><li>Cost-Shared funding: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Farm Financial Assessment – up...
<ul><li>Wishing you a safe,prosperous and innovative 2011 . </li></ul><ul><li>Carl Fletcher </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic Bu...
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  1. 1. Agricultural Innovation Carl Fletcher OMAFRA Business Management Unit Jan. 19, 2011
  2. 2. <ul><li>“ Innovation….” </li></ul><ul><li>is developing a new product, service or process of doing something </li></ul><ul><li>“ Is creativity with a job to do” John Emmerling </li></ul><ul><li>“ Is the intersection between imagination and reality” Ron Johnson </li></ul><ul><li>“ Distinguishes between a leader and follower” </li></ul><ul><li>Steve Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>“ Comes from the producer not from the customer” </li></ul><ul><li>W. Edwards Johnson </li></ul>
  3. 3. Production Systems Innovations
  4. 5. Leamington Area Drip Irrigation
  5. 6. Avon Swine Inc Waterloo
  6. 7. Kejay Investments Inc. (Kevin and Jason Stallaert Farms)
  7. 8. Mountain Fresh Farm
  8. 9. Nature’s Perfection Shiitake Mushrooms
  9. 10. Riverbend Farm Inc.
  10. 11. 6093400 Canada Ltd. Norfolk Apiaries
  11. 12. www.carletongrowers.com
  12. 13. www.langfarms.com
  13. 14. www.hillsidegardens.ca
  14. 15. www.brennbfarms.com www.brennbfarms.com
  15. 16. Distribution/ Logistics/Processing Innovation
  16. 17. Rainy River District Regional Abattoir Inc.
  17. 18. Ewe Dell Family Farms (*website coming soon)
  18. 19. www.freemanfarms.ca
  19. 20. Marketing Innovation <ul><li>Product (Development) </li></ul><ul><li>Promotion (Advertising) </li></ul><ul><li>Place (Distribution channels) </li></ul><ul><li>Price </li></ul>
  20. 21. www.southbrook.com www.viniferaforlife.com
  21. 22. www.cedarviewfarms.org
  22. 23. Yellowlees Family Farm (Karen & Dennis Yellowlees)
  23. 24. Cream Hill Whole Grains Ltd. & Doug Hill Farms Ltd.
  24. 25. www.countycider.com
  25. 26. Diniz Farming Ltd.
  26. 27. www.meekersmagicmix.com
  27. 28. www.nurturalhorse.com
  28. 29. Gilbrea Farm & AgriServics
  29. 30. Naturpack Ltd.
  30. 31. Sandy and Kathy Smith
  31. 32. www.farmgatemarket.com
  32. 33. Weninger Farms Ltd.
  33. 34. www.clovermead.com
  34. 35. www.soybutter.com
  35. 41. www.rushcreekwines.com
  36. 42. www.strom.ca
  37. 43. Berryhill Farm
  38. 45. www.indianrivercattlecompany.com
  39. 46. Algoma Farm Fresh
  40. 47. www.kawarthaecologicalgrowers.com
  41. 49. Financial Management
  42. 53. www.monfortedairy.com
  43. 54. Human Resources
  44. 57. 5 Farms in Alberta together hired a person to be an on farm financial manager –one day per week per farm
  45. 58. Bioeconomy
  46. 59. The Biobased economy- Terminology Bioproducts are those products made with some component of biological or renewable based materials. The “bio” in bioproducts relates to biomass inputs. http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/lsg-pdsv.nsf/eng/h_hn00205.html <ul><li>Renewable </li></ul><ul><li>Bio Feedstocks </li></ul><ul><li>- Plants </li></ul><ul><li>crops </li></ul><ul><li>trees </li></ul><ul><li>algae </li></ul><ul><li>- Animals </li></ul><ul><li>- Organic-residues </li></ul><ul><li>agricultural </li></ul><ul><li>forestry </li></ul><ul><li>municipal </li></ul>Bioprocess Technology Biocatalysis (Enzymes) Fermentation (Microbes) Physical- Chemical Process Technology Extraction Pyrolysis Gasification <ul><li>Industrial Bioproducts </li></ul><ul><li>- Bioenergy and Biofuels </li></ul><ul><li>Liquid- Ethanol, biodiesel </li></ul><ul><li>Solid-pellets </li></ul><ul><li>Gas- biogas, syngas </li></ul><ul><li>- Biomaterials </li></ul><ul><li>Biofibres </li></ul><ul><li>Bioplastics </li></ul><ul><li>Biocomposites </li></ul><ul><li>- Biochemicals </li></ul><ul><li>Industrial- solvents, paints, resins, lubricants </li></ul><ul><li>Biopharmaceuticals </li></ul><ul><li>Biocosmetics </li></ul>
  47. 60. Dedicated Biomass Crops: C 4 perennial grasses <ul><li>Switchgrass ( Panicum virgatum) </li></ul><ul><li>Big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii ) </li></ul><ul><li>Little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium ) </li></ul><ul><li>Indian grass (Sorghastrum nutans ) </li></ul><ul><li>Prairie cordgrass (Spartina pectinata) </li></ul><ul><li>Miscanthus ( Miscanthus spp. ) </li></ul>
  48. 61. Harvest Techniques, Fall 2009, 2 nd Yr Miscanthus
  49. 62. www.newenergyfarms.com
  50. 65. Example: Agricultural Roofs <ul><li>Dairy Barn 100 ft x 200 ft gives about 10,000 ft 2 + of solar area </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Approximately 125 kWp per year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Make sure ability to connect to grid is available </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Invest approximately $625,000 to $1,000,000 to cover roof </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yield of 125,000 to 150,000 kWh per year </li></ul></ul>
  51. 66. Klaesi Brothers Biogas Generator <ul><li>2005 </li></ul><ul><li>One energy-based digester in Ontario, running on manure </li></ul><ul><li>No funding </li></ul><ul><li>No knowledge on blending off farm source material </li></ul><ul><li>No clear legal pathway to accept off farm material </li></ul><ul><li>Only net metering option – 50 kW max (increased to 500 kW) </li></ul>
  52. 67. Where are we now? <ul><li>2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Good knowledge on utilizing off farm materials </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to Ontario Biogas Systems Financial Assistance Program (OBSFAP </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$11+ million funding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nearly complete </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>28 Systems (8 operating, remainder under construction) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>46 FIT applications </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Industry is developing </li></ul><ul><li>Legal clarity to accept certain off farm materials </li></ul><ul><li>sell power on grid at 14.7 to 19.5 ¢/kWh </li></ul><ul><li>Clarity on ability to connect to electrical grid </li></ul>
  53. 69. www.energrow.ca
  54. 70. Burt Farm
  55. 79. http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/index.html
  56. 80. Business Information Bundle BEYOND PRODUCTION AGRICULTURE www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/busdev/valueadd-bib/index.htm
  57. 81. <ul><li>Start Manage and Grow a Business: Food Processing </li></ul><ul><li>www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/food/industry/newbusiness.htm </li></ul>
  58. 82. Special thanks to:
  59. 83. Bioenterprise Corporation <ul><li>Business Accelerator focused on Agri-tech </li></ul><ul><li>Not-for-profit funded by OMAFRA, AAFC, MRI. </li></ul><ul><li>Housed in the Agri-Technology Commercialization Centre……..OAFT, Soy 2020, AMI </li></ul><ul><li>We assist start-up and early stage companies get over business hurdles….speed them to market. </li></ul>
  60. 84. Bioenterprise Services
  61. 85. Growing Forward Business Development Initiative
  62. 86. Business Development for Farm Businesses Growing Your Farm Profits Workshops <ul><ul><li>Farm Financial Assessment – up to 5 days services by a Farm Business Advisor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Agriculture Skills Development – provides opportunity to develop skills and learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advanced Business Planning – opportunity to develop advanced plans such as Business Plan, Succession Plan, Feasibility Plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business Plan Implementation Program – one-time soft costs identified in an approved advanced plan </li></ul></ul>Self-Assessment & Action Plan Development Reviewed & Signed Off Cost-Share Funding
  63. 87. Business Development for Farm Businesses <ul><li>Cost-Shared funding: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Farm Financial Assessment – up to 5 days services by a Farm Business Advisor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Agriculture Skills Development – provides opportunity to develop skills and learning relevant to the agri-food industry in Ontario </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advanced Business Planning – funding assistance in the development of advanced plans such as Business Plan, Succession Plan, Feasibility Plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business Plan Implementation Program – allows for the funding assistance for one-time soft costs identified in an approved advanced plan </li></ul></ul>
  64. 88. <ul><li>Wishing you a safe,prosperous and innovative 2011 . </li></ul><ul><li>Carl Fletcher </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic Business Planning Program Lead </li></ul><ul><li>Business Management Unit, Agriculture Development Branch </li></ul><ul><li>Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs </li></ul><ul><li>1 Stone Road West, 3 rd Floor SW </li></ul><ul><li>Guelph, Ontario N1G 4Y2 </li></ul><ul><li>519-826-3235 email: [email_address] </li></ul>

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