Category Archives: Farm Viability

What are the attributes?
1. Collaborative Farming
2. Attitude
3. Knowledge
4. Scale
5. Innovation
6. Planning
7. Business Acumen – relationship marketing, relevant financial analysis, record keeping
8. On-going Training
9. Diversification
10. Social Intelligence

Italy: Locally Grown and Proud

Along tracks or along the river, there usually is a bike path. People in Europe are expected to move more. I climbed three flights of stairs to get to the bathroom. That would not happen in North America. We’ve got … Continue reading

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Encourage Your Farmer by Making Responsible Food Choices

Thank you to Jarrett Chambers for his presentation “Food for All, Yield for the Masses” at TEDx Winnipeg and his well presented information on nutrient density. Can we afford not to know if the food we are purchasing is nutritious … Continue reading

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The Latest and not so greatest: Net Farm Income Statistics November 2010

Realized net farm income (the difference between a farmer’s cash receipts and operating expenses minus depreciation, plus income in kind) for Canadian farmers fell 11.2% in 2009. Continue reading

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Training New Farmers

FarmStart’s incubator program offers beginning farmers a learning environment where financial risk is minimal. And graduates are making money at farming. Continue reading

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Can social networking lighten the workload of the direct market farmer?

Before you grow anything, know how you will sell it first. What about trying social media marketing? Continue reading

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The New Farm: a Model of Farm Viability

The New Farm is working collaboratively with The Stop, distributors such as 100km Foods and San Filippo Foods, local markets, and the Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training in Ontario. Continue reading

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10 Distinctions of Viable Farming

10 factors that are consistent with the most sustainable and successful farms Continue reading

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