News & Events

The 2016 Pollinator Health Action Plan is Here!

Ontario's Pollinator Health Action Plan was release December 15th, 2016!  The plan shows government and stakeholders'  work towards the improvement of pollinator health in Ontario. Farms at Work is even mentioned on page 23, where our work with native pollinators is highlighted!
To learn more and to read the plan visit: http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/pollinator/action_plan.htm

We need your help!

Farms at Work had been chosen for a crowdfund campaign by Small Change Fund. We are launching our campaign "Checking out Farm Bugs" to try and raise money to buy a microscope to support on farm research in our region. The microscope will also be available to the farming community. Check out the campaign here https://smallchangefund.org/project/7rgbnbuxDuiJNeTey
Tax receipts are available for all donations. Please donate and share to help us reach our goal!

New Farm Business Planning Program Launch!

Saturday was the launch of our Farm Business Planning Program! We had a great day focusing on Production Planning with Judy Coward (OMAFRA) and Bryan Smith (Allied and Associates) helping participants out. We are looking forward to the next day where potential funders will come out and tell participants about different programs to fund their farm business.

Next Agricultural Policy Framework

Join Farms at Work and other organizations across the country in promoting policies and programs for new farmers. You can see our brief here. Federal, provincial and territorial governments are currently working together to develop policies and programs for the next several years.  They want to hear directly from you if you are 18-39 years of age - visit http://www.agr.gc.ca/…/programs-and-se…/youth-in-agriculture and http://foodsecurecanada.org/new-farmers-are-future-of-food and weigh in RIGHT NOW! You can echo our comments and/or put in your own two cents

Is soil health a priority on your farm?

Farms at Work strives to support healthy farms through a wide variety of "behind the scenes" activities. We have hosted soil workshops over the past few years, and this month will participate in a consultation towards the creation of a strategy to enhance the health of agricultural soils. Sustaining Ontario’s Agricultural Soils: Towards a Shared Vision is a discussion document that begins the conversation on the collective efforts needed by government and stakeholders to support and improve agricultural soil health.
 
You can read a copy and provide your own comments by visiting OMAFRA's website: