On October 30th we hosted a Webinar on Mobile Abattoirs. Here is the recording, in case you missed it or would like to re-live some of the most interesting moments!
Below you’ll also find a link to a “backgrounder” on meat regulation in Ontario (in case this stuff is new to you), a point-form summary of the webinar (in case you prefer reading to watching/listening), and links to the slide presentations shared by some of our panelists.
Watch it here.
Seminars C & D – 1:15pm – 4:15pm
Each seminar: $30 advance - Jan. 6/$50 at door (pick only one if attending at 1.15 pm or if more than one person, please declare the idividual selections on the registration form)
Seminar ‘C’ – Advanced
WHOLE FARM – Part 2 of the Successful Agriculture Stream of 2 workshops running a.m. & p.m.
The whole farm approach to managing crops and livestock. Two well-known organic farmers share their work from their large acreages in west-central Ontario. Hack farms 1000+ acres at Kincardine/Lake Huron and Boettcher farms 600 acres in Huron County. This is a fully advanced presentation from two growers skilled in biodynamic ideas.
Trainers: Ulli Hack & Chris Boettcher – (Manager’s note: these are 2 of the most experienced organic growers in Ontario with deep family connections to the movement)
Seminar ‘D’ – Advanced
FINANCIAL VIABILITY OF SMALL-SCALE FARMING.
Continuation of 2011′s seminar, providing solutions to multiple challenges. Topics: management (bookkeeping, office operations, record keeping); scale of operation (managing diversity/complexity); land (rent/own); CSA; communicating with clients; marketing issues (small farm synergies). Four farms will share their successes while helping attendees with their own operations.
Presenters: The New Farm (Brent Preston & Gillian Flies), Meeting Place Farm (Tony & Fran McQuail), TourneSol Farm (Daniel Brisebois), ManoRun Farm (Chris Krucker).