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NFU-O Land Access Guide for Young Farmers in Ontario

Posted by Moss Dance on August 02, 2018

NFU-O Land Access Guide

The NFU-O (National Farmers Union of Ontario) has published the Young Agrarians Ontario Land Access Guide, thanks to funding from the Law Foundation of Ontario. The guide is an adaptation of the immensely popular Young Agrarians BC Land Access Guide. “Farmland in Ontario is amongst the most expensive in Canada with a provincial average of over $10,000 per acre. In Southwestern Ontario, farmland values are now averaging over $16,000 per acre,” noted Ayla Fenton, NFU-O Board member. “New farmers have to be more creative in finding land to grow their business. This guide highlights creative options for new farmers regarding … Continue reading NFU-O Land Access Guide for Young Farmers in Ontario

Eastern Ontario Mixer Wrap-up Notes

Posted by Sara Dent on November 25, 2014

YA Eastern Ontario Mixer-127

Blog Post by Ayla Fenton. A huge shout-out to Ayla for organizing a fabulous two-day mixer in Parham Ontario! Here are some notes, photos and resource hand-outs from the mixer. Thanks to everyone who participated! For more event photos vist: Young Agrarians Eastern Ontario Mixer Album In March 2014, I attended my first Young Agrarians event, a two-day young farmer mixer on Vancouver Island. I farm near Kingston, Ontario, but was visiting Vancouver Island for the National Farmers Union annual Youth retreat – four days spent learning and strategizing with other young farmers from across Canada. For the last day of our retreat, … Continue reading Eastern Ontario Mixer Wrap-up Notes