Training Programs and Events
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Farm Succession Planning Workshop - Online, March 9, 2022 (recordings here)
Animal Welfare Workshop - Online, March 24, 2022 (recordings here)
2021 Leadership Summit, Gander, November 26-27, 2021
Human Resource Workshop, Online, February 24 and 25, 2021 (recordings here)
2020 Leadership Summit Series, Online, November, 2020 (recordings here)
2019 Leadership Summit, St. John's, November 26-27, 2019
Soil Management Workshop, Deer Lake, May 29, 2019
Soil Management Workshop, St. John's, May 21 and 22, 2019
New Entrants Workshop - Deer Lake, March 4, 2019
New Entrants Workshop, St. John's, February 26, 2019
Succession Workshop, St. John's, February 21, 2019 (Presented by Scotiabank)
New Entrants' Workshop, Gander, January 29, 2019
New Entrants' Workshop, St. John's, January 16, 2019
2018 Leadership Summit, St. John's, November 14-15, 2018
Soil Management Workshop, St. John's, May 15-16, 2018
New Entrants' Workshop, St. John's, March 28, 2018
BMP Follow-Up Workshop, Deer Lake, March 22, 2018
Best Management Practices Workshop, St. John's, March 21, 2018
2017 Leadership Summit - November 27 & 28, 2017, St. John's
Strategic Planning Workshop, November 2, 2017, Gander
Best Management Practices Workshop - March 28, 2017, Deer Lake
New Entrants Workshop - February 17, 2017, St. John's
Speak-Up Workshop - January 24, 2017, Gander
New Entrants' Training - October 19, 2016, Stephenville
Land Access Workshop - March 29, 2016, Corner Brook
New Entrants' Training - March 21, 2016, Happy Valley - Goose Bay
Board Training and Governance Session, January 26, 2016, Gander.
New entrants' training, November 30, 2015 in Gander.
We also recently covered a lot of topics including leadership, succession, long-term planning, and finance at our recent Leadership Summit, November 3 and 4 in St. John's.
Training Needs Assessment: The membership of the NLYFF is quite diverse in their needs with some members beginning small farms of their own and others involved in the succession of large farms with hired staff. Each group could identify different areas of need with respect to training. Although many young farmers, regardless of the size of farm or agribusiness they are involved in, have similar training needs with regards to interpersonal and leadership skills. The NLYFF has identified the need for a Training Needs Assessment to determine future requirements of the group.
Training Needs Development: Regardless of what topics are identified by the membership, the NLYFF Executive knows there is a need for training in various areas and they would like to be able to offer that to its membership. Depending on the areas identified in the Needs Assessment, topics could be researched and workshops could be organized to provide training in the areas of: leadership skills, best management practices, technical skills, financial and business management, interpersonal skills, workforce management and recruitment, succession planning or any other area identified. In some cases, travel exchanges may be organized to allow interested participants the opportunity to view similar operations and get new ideas in other provinces or internationally. Additionally, there has been some interest noted in mentorship programs for young or new farmers.