Incubator Farms | Business & Finances | Marketing | Funding | Agriculture in MB & Canada | Books | Greenhouses 

Although the resources listed on this page have been selected for their relevance to new farmers, others will also find them relevant.

 

Incubator Farms 

Farms specifically set up to foster the development of new farmers might be called incubator farms.

 

In Manitoba, the Harvest Moon Society Sustainable Agriculture Incubation Program is one such program. Currently nothing in this regard is being offerred, but Harvest Moon has done so in the past and is likely to do so again. 

 

FarmStart (Ontario)


Intervale Farms Program (Vermont)

 

 

Business/Financial Planning & Management

 Building a Sustainable Business

FarmerTraining Farmers (Ontario)


Holistic Management
 


Community Futures


Canada Manitoba Business Service Centre


Women’s Enterprise Centre of Manitoba


SEED Winnipeg


“Preparing a Business Plan: A guide for agricultural producers”
(PDF, 381 KB)


Canadian Farm Business Management Council - “So you want to be a Farmer"
(PDF, 244 KB)


Canadian Youth Business Foundation


MAFRI Business Development and Management

 

FarmOrganizer


Catalogue of Approved courses for Business Management Training

 

 

Marketing

Marketing Manitoba Products (PDF, 262 KB)


Recent Canadian Wholesale Prices for Organic Fruit and Vegetables


Centre for Integrated Agricultural Systems


Food Safety and Marketing resource from South Dakota State University


Meat and Poultry at the Market

 

Food Development Centre

 

 

Funding

AAFC – Complete list of federal government agriculture funding programs


Agri-Advisor - covers 75% of approved business skills and consultations, up to $10,000

 

Agri - Excellence Program - up to $10,000 reimbursement for education and training expenses

 

Agri-Food Research and Development - Grant to cover 50% of costs of research project


Agri-Innovation Suite
- helps producers develop innovative agri-food products from concept to market

Agricultural Sustainability Initiative (ASI)
- funding for producer groups and provincial commodity organizations to conduct demonstrations or technology transfer projects on environmentally sustainable agriculture practices


Farm Credit Canada
- financing for farmers


Manitoba Agricultural Credit Corporation (MACC)
- provides credit facilities for farmers, help producers to obtain credit, and assist the development of farms in Manitoba.


Manitoba Organic Transition Program - phase 1 of Growing Forward funding, no longer accepting new applications, but hopefully to be reintroduced in phase 2 of Growing Forward

 

Manitoba Rural Adaptation Council - helps farmers exercise leadership in advancing the agricultural sector

Skill Development for Young Entrepreneurs Program - Reimbursement of 50% of business-related training courses and expenses

Value Chain Manitoba - financial support for projects that can lead to value chain formation


Young Entrepreneur Program
- youth (18-29 years old) are eligible for up to $4000 to defray business start-up cost and capital expenses


Young Farmers: Management Training Credit
- complete a personal assessment training tool and you can be eligible to take certain training courses

 

 

 

Agriculture in Manitoba & Canada

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)

 

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

 

Canada-Manitoba Crop Diversification Centre

 

Keystone Agricultural Producers

Manitoba Agriculture Food and Rural Initiatives (MAFRI)

 

MAFRI Young Farmers Initiative

 

Manitoba Organic Alliance

 

Manitoba Horticultural Association

 

Manitoba Zero Tillage Research Association

 

National Farmers Union

 

Prairie Fruit Growers Association (MB)


 Young Farmers


 

 

Books & Publications

You can Farm and other books by Joel Salatin

Down to Earth Guide to Organics in Manitoba


Manitoba Co-operator


Small Farm Canada magazine

 

 

Manitoba Heat Efficient Greenhouses

Blue Lagoon Organics


FortWhyte Farms


Room to Grow