Exploring the Small Farm Dream
New Entrants' Workshop
March 4, 2019 - Holiday Inn Express, Deer Lake, 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