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This week the Canadian Farm Business Management Council website features an article on FarmStart. The article highlights how FarmStart provides mentorship, training and community for new farmers as well as opportunities through FarmLINK.net.
By EduTransfer Design Associates and Haywire Creative
January 31, 2011
Recognizing the need to support a new generation of farmers to meet the growing demand for sustainable locally grown food, Christie Young, Founder and Executive Director of FarmStart has brought a new start-up business model to agriculture.
“The biggest barrier to a sustainable and healthy food system is having viable farmers along with a viable community, economy and social system,” says Young. “The major stumbling blocks of starting to farm are financial and social challenges, and the difficulties, risks and disincentives facing those who wish to start a farm enterprise are often overwhelming and discouraging.” Read More…