Supporting a new generation of farmers
Trends in Canadian Agriculture  <ul><li>The aging of Canada’s farm population </li></ul><ul><li>The loss of farmers and fa...
<ul><li>Promote innovative and sustainable  </li></ul><ul><li>business models </li></ul><ul><li>Explore emerging local and...
Farm Facilities   Direct Programs and Services Research and Communication     Projects
Farm Enterprises Research Demonstrations Training Community  Engagement  Current Sites:  Guelph  (Ignatius Farm) Brampton ...
New Farms Incubator  MarketLINK FarmlandLINK Small and mid-size  farm business planning Direct Programs and Services Progr...
Composting Crop roller  Ethno-cultural  markets Needs of new  Canadian farmers  Research and Communication
Opportunities Local markets Short food supply chains Meaningful products Smaller plots, higher value Ecological agricultur...
Policy Initiatives Small start up grants  Lower minimum quotas; Start-up quota leasing Zoning and severances  Small and mi...
Direct Programs and Services Supporters
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Ontario Farmland Trust Conference Presentation

  1. 1. Supporting a new generation of farmers
  2. 2. Trends in Canadian Agriculture <ul><li>The aging of Canada’s farm population </li></ul><ul><li>The loss of farmers and farmland </li></ul><ul><li>The increasing importation of Canada’s food from abroad </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Promote innovative and sustainable </li></ul><ul><li>business models </li></ul><ul><li>Explore emerging local and direct market </li></ul><ul><li>opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinate farm facilities, resources and </li></ul><ul><li>linkages important to new farmers </li></ul><ul><li>Develop effective land tenure and </li></ul><ul><li>stewardship arrangements </li></ul>Goals
  4. 4. Farm Facilities Direct Programs and Services Research and Communication Projects
  5. 5. Farm Enterprises Research Demonstrations Training Community Engagement Current Sites: Guelph (Ignatius Farm) Brampton (McVean- TRCA) Farm Facilities
  6. 6. New Farms Incubator MarketLINK FarmlandLINK Small and mid-size farm business planning Direct Programs and Services Programs and Services
  7. 7. Composting Crop roller Ethno-cultural markets Needs of new Canadian farmers Research and Communication
  8. 8. Opportunities Local markets Short food supply chains Meaningful products Smaller plots, higher value Ecological agriculture
  9. 9. Policy Initiatives Small start up grants Lower minimum quotas; Start-up quota leasing Zoning and severances Small and mid-scale food and safety standards
  10. 10. Direct Programs and Services Supporters

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