3:00 PM15:00

Accessing Financing Webinar: Co-op Field Schools Series

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Need financing for your co-op but don’t know where to start? Learn from the experts about various tools to access financing for your project and what you need to access them. Great webinar for anyone looking at a new start-up or major expansion.

This is an online webinar via the Zoom platform. Registrants will receive a link and instructions to the webinar.

Goal: To provide participants with a foundation of how to best be prepared for accessing financing.

Key Messages: where to access financing, what you need to be suitable, where to find the right resources


  • 30 min - Sally Miller: overview of various avenues of financing including links to resources about where to learn more (guide to community bonds etc)
  • 30 min - David Brushey (TBC): Things to consider with accessing financing, what you need to be eligible, having the right documents.
  • 30 min – Q & A


Click Here to register for this free webinar.

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2:00 PM14:00

Grant Fundraising Webinar: Co-op Field Schools Series

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Thinking about applying for a grant? Join us to get some good advice and tips from fundraising experts about what to do when applying for funding and where to find grants.

This webinar will take place via the Zoom platform. Instructions will be sent to participants closer to the date with the link and how to join.

Goal: To set participants up on a path to be well positioned to apply for grants

Key Messages: why and when to apply for a grant, grants that are available and how to write a great grant application


  • 20 min – Peggy Baillie: Why and when to apply for a grant. Covering making the right fit for your business, matching funding etc
  • 40 min – Allison Muckle : overview of grants that might be available for farmers and co-ops or places to keep your eyes on for funding and how to write a great application.
  • 30 min – Q & A

Click Here to register for our free webinar.

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to Apr 12

NWO Regional Beef Branding Workshops

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If you are a beef farmer in Northwestern Ontario, you won't want to miss this event.

Please join us to hear more about the *NEW* Regional Beef Branding Initiative led by Local Food and Farm Co-ops in partnership with The Beef Farmers of Ontario.

How will this project benefit our region?
Who should participate?
What does the market demand look like for beef in our region?
What would it look like for me as a producer to participate?
What funding and support would be available if I choose to scale up or make some changes to improve efficiency in my production practices?

Come out to learn the answers to these questions and more.

Agenda (subject to change):

3:00 pm: Market research presentation (Jen Springett)
What are the retail and wholesale consumer demands, and how do they overlap with current production & processing? Suggested brand criteria will be presented for feedback.
4:00 pm: “Selling Beyond the Farm Gate” with AMI (Jen Springett)
New six module online training course with business expansion tools and templates. Perfect resources to help determine if scaling up is viable for you, or to help you create a business plan for funding applications or planning purposes.
4:30 pm: Sustainable New Agri-food Products & Productivity (SNAPP) (Andrea Habinski)
*NEW* clean technology stream. Which streams are most appropriate for farms looking to upgrade equipment for improved efficiency, or to expand operations.
5:00- 6:00 pm Locally sourced beef dinner
6:00-8:00 pm: Verified Beef Production Plus Pre-Audit workshop (Dan Ferguson)
What’s involved in the audit, and what would be involved if you choose to participate in the inspection process.

CLICK HERE to register and reserve your tickets

For more background on this project, or to participate in our beef production or market research, please visit our page and survey here.

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9th Annual Assembly
to Mar 21

9th Annual Assembly

  • 13300 Concession 11 Schomberg, ON L0G 1T0 Schomberg Canada (map)
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Join us for our 9th Annual Assembly!  We've got 2 inspirational days planned with a film screening, engaging speakers, practical workshops and more.  Register before Feb 15th for early bird pricing!

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