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[VIDEO] Voices of Farm Renewal in Canada

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Food Secure Canada Releases Short Video on Farm Renewal in Canada

Tuesday, February 28, 2018

Food Secure Canada teamed up with filmmaker Jocelyne Clark to produce a short video on how Canada can better support new farmers and farm renewal to ensure a strong and sustainable food system for generations to come. The film features interviews with three farmers in Quebec, as they share their perspectives on the challenge and opportunities of farming and the future of agriculture in Canada. 

Options for New Farmer Training: A Scan of Farmer Training Programs in North America

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Options for New Farmer Training: A Scan of Farmer Training Programs in North America, explores different models of practical farmer training across North America. This report is the result of a research partnership between FLEdGE: Food, Locally Embedded, Globally Engaged researchers, the Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario (EFAO), and the Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training Southwest Ontario (CRAFT).

A response from the New Farmers’ Working Group to Farms Forever

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Beginning in May, The New Farmers’ Working Group, a working group drawn from Sustain Ontario’s Farming and Farmland Network with a few external stakeholders drafted a response to the Farms Forever consultation by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA).  The document was submitted and signed by the organizations forming this working group, all of whom are key organizations working to support new farmers across the province: Just Food, Farms at Work, Golden Horseshoe Food and Farming Alliance, Roots to Harvest, Rural Agri-Innovation Network (RAIN) and Everdale.

Promising European models supporting a new generation of farmers

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A review of promising European models supporting the next generation of farmers researched and written by FSC Intern, Baka Serkoukou, with funding support from the John Molson Centre at Concordia University, 2014.