News/Events - December 2016
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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
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!
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.
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/…/