Online Farm Planning Course

Start on January 12th 2021 @ 19:30. End on March 16th 2021 @ 21:00
Presented by Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario (EFAO) and Everdale 

VENUE: Online
Online via Zoom - link will be sent to registrants
Member $175 Standard $200  

Thinking about starting a farm business? Already running one but struggling with business planning? If you’re ready to start planning your farm business, this webinar series is for you.

Over the course of ten weeks, participants will write a detailed farm plan, as well as gain valuable insight from experienced farmers and receive optional one-on-one mentorship – all using an online/virtual format.

If you are a farmer living in northern Ontario, you are eligible for a 10% discount on the registration fee for this course. Please fill out this form to confirm your eligibility.

In order to make this course accessible to all participants, EFAO will strive to cover registration fees for anyone who needs financial assistance. EFAO strongly encourages anyone facing financial barriers to participation to request support through a form on the registration site.

In addition to the Webinar Sessions outlined below, program participants will receive:

  • Access to all templates, documents, links and resources needed to complete their farm plan.
  • Real-world case studies and sample plans provided by EFAO member farmers.
  • Access to (optional) one-on-one mentorship with an experienced farmer, at a discounted rate, to review their farm plan and/or answer questions about their farm. 
  • Discounted rates on additional new farmer programming taking place between January – April 2021. 

Online sessions take place every Tuesday evening from 7:30pm – 9:00pm on January 12th, January 19th, January 26th, February 2nd, February 9th, February 16th, February 23rd, March 2nd, March 9th and March 16th. 

*All webinars will be recorded, and recordings will be made available to participants.


Program Facilitator:

David Alexander has worked at Everdale since 2010 as the Farm Programs Coordinator. As the coordinator of the Sustainable Farming Certificate and Farm Planner programs, he has seen over 150 new farmers graduate with the skills and knowledge that they will need to be successful in their own ventures. David has also travelled to other parts of Canada to deliver specialized farmer training courses for other organizations. In coordinating Everdale’s Harvest Share program David has been instrumental in providing fresh, local, organic produce to over 100 families, year-round.