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The next program will run in the winter of 2020/2021.  Information will be ready in mid-summer, please email us to be put on the notification list.  Information from the previous course is below for reference.  

$625 for Seven full-day sessions.  That’s less than $90/session.

Each full-day session will:

  • Take you one step closer to having a complete plan.

  • Feature farm speakers and other experts sharing their experiences as well as providing you with advice and guidance.

  • Have sections of formal instruction, group discussion, time to work on your plan, and networking opportunities.

  • Help you build networks of both experienced farmers and peers.

  • Opportunities to have your plan reviewed and commented on by expert farmers.

2019/2020 Course Schedule.  All sessions run from 9:30 am until approx. 4 pm.  The course will be held in downtown Guelph.

Date

Session

Nov. 16, 2019

Farm Foundations

Nov. 30, 2019

Planning for Production

Dec. 14, 2019

Marketing and Distribution

Jan. 4, 2020

Financial Basics

Jan. 18, 2020

Meeting Requirements

Feb. 1, 2020

Data Management/Advanced Finances

Feb. 15, 2020

Regulations, Risk Management and Record Keeping

You can make your farm dream a reality.  We specialize in training new farmers and helping established farmers to improve their farm plans. See the map below for the farm locations of some of our past graduates.

 

The 2020 SFC program is full.  If you are interested in the 2021 program, we strongly recommend you volunteer this season so we can get to know you.  The curriculum components of the program will be open for individual registration through the Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario. 

The Sustainable Farming Certificate (SFC) is an intensive, curriculum based program designed to help participants looking to acquire comprehensive food growing skills and explore the world of sustainable local farming.

SFC students live and learn at Everdale’s organic farm in Hillsburgh, Ontario.

For those students wishing to experience a full season on the farm, the program runs for a total of 32 weeks (early April to late November).  Shorter options are available to fit your schedule, please contact the Farmer Training Coordinator to discuss your options.  If interested, please read the ‘full details’ package in the link below before filling out the application form.

If you are not a resident of Canada but are interested in the program please read our International Applicant Information Package.

Everdale is part of the CRAFT (collaborative regional alliance for farmer training) network in South West Ontario.  For more information on the network, click here.

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