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FarmStart: Finance Lab at the Social Finance Forum 2012
FarmStart: Finance Lab at the Social Finance Forum 2012
FarmStart: Finance Lab at the Social Finance Forum 2012
FarmStart: Finance Lab at the Social Finance Forum 2012
FarmStart: Finance Lab at the Social Finance Forum 2012
FarmStart: Finance Lab at the Social Finance Forum 2012
FarmStart: Finance Lab at the Social Finance Forum 2012
FarmStart: Finance Lab at the Social Finance Forum 2012
FarmStart: Finance Lab at the Social Finance Forum 2012
FarmStart: Finance Lab at the Social Finance Forum 2012
FarmStart: Finance Lab at the Social Finance Forum 2012
FarmStart: Finance Lab at the Social Finance Forum 2012
FarmStart: Finance Lab at the Social Finance Forum 2012
FarmStart: Finance Lab at the Social Finance Forum 2012
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FarmStart: Finance Lab at the Social Finance Forum 2012

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Overview presentation on FarmStart impact investing initiative by Executive Director Christie Young.

Overview presentation on FarmStart impact investing initiative by Executive Director Christie Young.

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  • Farmland is being lost to development at It can take thousands of years to produce one centimeter of the topsoil needed for agricultural production.
  • Farmland is being lost to development at It can take thousands of years to produce one centimeter of the topsoil needed for agricultural production.
  • Farmland is being lost to development at It can take thousands of years to produce one centimeter of the topsoil needed for agricultural production.
  • What IS OUR DREAM FOR THE FUTURE? Ecological agriculture - which at the root means - healthy, dynamic living soil ecosystems, diversity, integrated farm operations - which minimize off farm inputs and the reduction of energy use.
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    • 1. FARMSTARTSupporting a NewGeneration of Farmers 1
    • 2. In the next 10 years… 50% of our farm assets will be transferred 75% of our retiring farmers don‟t have successors Agriculture Agri-Food Canada 2
    • 3. Challenges of FarmlandTransfer Speculative land values „Sunset‟ agriculture “Crisis” farm sales 3
    • 4. Options ? Community-owned farms „Farmland For Farmers‟ Equity Fund Farmland management services 10
    • 5. Tenure and ownership „Options‟ for retiring farmers Land Trusts and transferable leases Condo farm structures 11
    • 6. Investment and FinancingCommunity BondsRRSP eligible equity fundsLeverage low interest, long term $ fromFarm Credit Canada or InfrastructureOntario or other Impact Investors 12
    • 7. Enabling EnvironmentPrime farmland protectionTax incentives (for farmers and investors)Changes in planning policies 13

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