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We represent a community of individual markets, or as we see it, a community of difference. Each market reflects the uniqueness of the neighbourhood and the diversity of the community.

 

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Mar 2018
Mar 2018
Mar
01
Farmer2Farmer
 Saanich Fairgraounds(1528 Stellys CrossRd. Saanichton)
03/01/2018
03/01/2018
The annual Farmer2Farmer Conference is an initiative about local people, local issues, and local solutions! It provides powerful networking and learning opportunities for farmers and food producers in the region. The conference brings together over 100 regional farmers from all reaches of Vancouver Island and the Mainland in a day that inspires, educates and connects us in ways that help our sector grow together!

Date: March 1st, 2018
Time: 8:30am-4:30pm
Location: Saanich Fairgrounds
Cost: $55 per attendee

This event is aimed at anyone who is farming or growing, whether novice or experienced, rural or urban, small-scale or commercial. If you can share skills during our "Ask-an-expert panel, please email engagement@crfair.ca.

Deadline to register is February 22nd, 2018. If you are having difficulty registering for the event, please contact Jasmine Robertson (CRFAIR Event Coordinator) at engagement@crfair.ca or 250-580-5837.

Visit www.farmer2farmer.ca;for details about sponsorship, exhibiting at our tradeshow, workshops, and more!
Mar
01
Short Course: Farm Business Planning (Setting Goals and Starting a Business Plan)
 Various locations
03/01/2018
03/01/2018
Setting Goals and Starting a Business Plan
Developing a solid farm business idea requires a clear sense of what each farmer wants to get out of their enterprise. Some people want their farm to supplement their household income, while others intend to earn their entire livelihood on the farm. As a result, the process of setting personal and business goals is crucial to establishing a strong foundation for a farm business. Webinar participants will learn how to set effective goals and to evaluate those goals using SMART goal criteria. They will also learn how goal setting fits into the planning phase of business development. Free!

Mar
02
BCAFM 2018 Conference & AGM
 Inn at Laurel Point (680 Montreal Rd. Victoria)
03/02/2018
03/04/2018
Join us March 2-4, 2018 at the Inn at Laurel Point in Victoria for our annual BC Farmers' Markets Conference, "Growing Together." 

The conference is designed for farmers' market organizers, board members, vendors, small scale food processors, and agricultural community leaders to learn new skills, network, and come away inspired to build BC's thriving farmers' market sector. The weekend will be packed full with workshops, a MarketSafe training, social activities, the annual Farmers' Market Awards, and more. We hope you can join us!

Mar
08
Short Course: Farm Business Planning (Determining Production and Marketing Options)
 Various locations
03/08/2018
03/08/2018
Determining Production and Marketing Options
What you can grow and where you can sell it -- not to mention the price you can get for it -- are key aspects to consider in planning a farming enterprise. What you can grow depends on your climate, soil conditions, the start-up costs associated with certain types of production. Whether you can sell your product and the price you can get are key factors that will influence what you may grow. Webinar participants will learn the basics of Production Planning, including assessing their land capabilities, start-up costs and ongoing production costs. They will also learn the basic process of assessing their market to determine what they can sell and they price they can expect. Free!!
Mar
22
Short Course: Farm Business Planning (Assembling and Using a Plan, Plus Accessing Resources To Help)
 Various locations
03/22/2018
Assembling and Using a Plan, Plus Accessing Resources To Help
Putting together a business plan may seem daunting, but after setting goals, assessing production capacities and market opportunities, it's just a matter of organizing this information into a more formal plan. In this webinar, participants will learn how their production and marketing plans inform the income and expense sections of their budgets. Assembling these parts will form the basic part of their business plan. In this webinar we will also review resources to assist in planning, including online business planning apps and the Ministry of Agriculture's Taking Stock workbook and Farm Business Advisory Services. Free!