This short video highlights the farms operating on Toronto Regional Conservation Lands, including the McVean Farm and reminds us why it is important to have access to farm land in the urban environment.
FarmStart farmers can receive assistance through the seed capital program to purchase seeds, small tools and other equipment. This “pass on the gift” concept, introduced by Heifer International (one of our funders), requires new farmers who receive this funding to pass on the value of the assistance they receive as a gift to another […]
‘New Farmers’ initiative with Farmstart
The healthy harvest that greets you at McVean Farm in Brampton belies the fact that it has been a difficult year for farming in Ontario. The array of crops grown, the experimentation and curiosity of the farmers at Mc Vean to try new crops and […]
Country Guide for Farmcentre.com
Canadian consumers are far less likely than producers to consider or encourage a career in agriculture, Canada’s federal ag lender finds in a new survey.
Farm Credit Canada released results of a national survey of an “FCC Vision Panel” convened by polling firm Angus Reid in March. […]
Patricia Leigh Brown, The New York Times Published: October 9, 2011
SAN DIEGO — At the Saturday farmer’s market in City Heights, a major portal for refugees, Khadija Musame, a Somali, arranges her freshly picked pumpkin leaves and lablab beans amid a United Nations of produce, including water […]
FarmStart Program Coordinator, Patrick Habamenshi, will be spending a lot of time at the CBC over the coming week. Patrick has an interview, a panel discussion, and a town hall speaking engagement scheduled over the next few days. Friends of FarmStart can tune in on Thursday and Friday at the following times to hear Patrick […]
Three programs serving new immigrant farmers in and around Minnesota’s Twin Cities help agricultural entrepreneurs obtain the financing and knowledge they need to run a successful farm.
A full article describing these exciting programs is available via the New Immigrant Farm Initiative.
In the fall, Patrick was on CBC’s The Current talking about the FarmStart New Canadians, New Farmers Program.
Patrick runs the New Canadians, New Farmers Program for FarmStart. Patrick holds a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from University Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar, Senegal (he loves horses and wildlife) and a Master of Arts in Economics […]