November News and Events

Save the Date - Farm Work Job Fair

With the recent popularity of our Find Farm Work forum, Farms at Work has partnered witih Employment Planning & Counselling, as well as the Trent University Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems Society to put on a Farm Work Job Fair and workshop early in the new year. If you're looking for on-farm work experience, or need to hire staff for next season, then you should definitely Save the Date!  

January 15, 2016  |  Peterborough, ON

Farm employers and job seekers meet at the 3-hour Job Fair! Plus a workshop session: 

  • Developing strategies for successful on-farm work experiences
  • The Top 10 things to know about Employment Standards for Agricultural Workers in Ontario

For more info, to register a booth for your farm, or to reserve yourself a seat, contact:  |  (705) 743-7671

Presented by
Farm Work Job Fair
with the generous support of
Agricultural Management Institute

Pasture Potential: Marketing & Conservation Strategies

Manage Pasture? This Workshop is for You!

We're just over two weeks away from this exciting workshop - have you got your tickets yet?  

Topics & Speakers will include: 

  • Improving pastures for livestock production & your wallet
    • Presented by Laura Paine, Wisconsin-based grazing specialist & beef farmer
  • Conservation production systems for birds & beef
  • Inspiring case studies of two successful beef marketing co-ops

Tickets are over 60% sold, so register soon! 

Upcoming GF2 Info Session

Growing Forward 2

Offered by OSCIA, these sessions don't only teach you about the many funding opportunities available through Growing Forward 2, they also outline everything you'll need in order to apply for grants, and go over how to complete the online application process.   

The next in-person session happening in our region will be held at 6:30 PM on Wednesday November 25, 2015 at the Greenwood Community Centre in Pickering. For more details, contact your OSCIA Regional Program Lead, Paul Reeds:

Farmers of Durham Region

Durham Region Economic Development

The video "Farmers of Durham Region" highlights many of Durham's skilled and successful farmers who are involved in the region's vibrant agricultural sector. It profiles the sophisticated skill set required to flourish in today's industry, requiring a focus on sustainability, innovation and technological advances, as well as an appreciation for the traditions of the past. The video has been produced by The Regional Municipality of Durham, Planning and Economic Development Department in order to showcase Durham Region's excitingly diverse agricultural industry. Please feel free to use and share this video.