FarmStart supports a new generation of entrepreneurial, ecological farmers.
We will no longer be able to offer our direct programs and services for new farmers, due to the lack of core and sustained program funding.
For over 10 years, FarmStart has developed and offered flexible programs and services that provided new farmers with the resources, tools, and support necessary to get their businesses off the ground and to thrive. Please see About FarmStart for more information about our past programs and services.
Over the last 10 years, no National or Ontario funding streams or programs have focused on the particular opportunities and challenges facing farm renewal and the needs of a new generation of farmers. Funding that provides capacity and sustainability for critical sector partners and valuable programs and services is immediately needed.
Please see the Farm Renewal section for our suggestions on what both Federal and Provincial governments could do to better support a new generation of farmers.
We are currently redeveloping and expanding our matchmaking platform FarmLINK.net.
FIND OR SHARE FARM OPPORTUNITIES
PROFILE YOUR SERVICES FOR NEW FARMERS AND LANDOWNERS
FIND RESOURCES AND SUPPORT
Please visit Farmlink.net
FarmStart was a proud recipient of a Regional Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence which recognizes the innovative contributions of producers, processors, agri-food organizations and rural communities in Ontario. FarmStart was chosen as one of Tides Canada’s Top Ten in 2011. Tides Canada selects organizations working on specific challenges, which build innovative solutions to complex social and environmental issues facing Canadians today. The Tides Top 10 inspire people to take action, to think in new ways and to make the world a better place.