Exploring the Small Farm Dream

New Entrants' Workshop

March 18, 2020 - Clarenville Inn, Clarenville, NL

No Charge to attend. Event starts at 9:30am. 



The workshop is designed to help aspiring farmers learn what it takes to start and manage a commercial agricultural business, and decide whether this is a path they really want to take.

Funding to host this workshop provided by the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative.


9:30 am                              Welcome and Introductions of Workshop Team                               

                                             Describe Your Small Farm Dream Intro/Warm-up


10:00 am                            Opportunities and Trends in Agriculture


10:30 am                            Exploring the Small Farm Dream – What is it?


10:45 am                            Individual Activity: Personal Traits Assessment

                                             Small Group Activity: Rewards and Risks of Small Business Ownership

                                             Activity: Quality of Life Considerations (Individual reflection)


12:15 pm                            Break for Lunch [lunch provided]


1:15 pm                              Farmer Interviews: A tool for Market Research


1:30 pm                              Conduct Farmer Interviews


3:00 pm                              What a great tool! Now what?

                                             Discussion about resources needed, next steps etc.


3:30 pm                              Evaluation


















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