New Farmer Survey: reminder and more on sweet prizes!

Posted by Virginie Lavallée-Picard on March 02, 2015

Calling all farmers and friends of farmers!

If you are currently farming, want to be a farmer, or have recently exited farming, we need to hear from you! Please take a few minutes to complete this survey to support the next generation of farmers in Canada:

The National New Farmer Coalition and the University of Manitoba have put together this survey to assess the needs of new farmers in Canada where it concerns policy and educational opportunities. The results from this survey will be used to develop a National New Farmer Policy Platform that we aim to share with all levels of government. It will also document the sources of new farmer learning and make suggestions on how to improve this training in Canada. In order to give weight to our recommendations, we need as many farmer voices as possible (i.e. YOUR voice).

Did we mention the sweet prizes?

Thanks to the generosity and support of the following organizations, all survey respondents will be entered into a draw for:

a) Three cash prizes of $500, $200, and $100 provided by the Manitoba Alternative Food Research Alliance at the University of Manitoba

b) Five $50.00 gift certificates for Johnny’s Seeds

c) One $100 gift certificate for Bogs footwear

d) Five copies of The Organic Farmer’s Business Handbook and Market Farming Success from Chelsea Green Publishing

e) One full access digital subscription for Growing for Market

f) Fifteen copies of “L’agriculture soutenue par la communauté” (Community supported agriculture, in french only), from Éditions Berger

g) Copies of various agriculture-related publications from Éditions Écosociété

h) Five digital copies of the movie Beyond Organic: The Permaculture Orchard

i) One copy of Crop Planning for Vegetable Growers and Record Keeping for Organic Growers from the Canadian Organic Growers

j) Gift certificates for downloadable ebooks from the Soil Foodweb

Thanks again to our supporters for their generous contributions, and please help us spread the word in your networks!


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