April 17, 2008
University of Guelph
The forum will bring together a network of actors from the farm community, the nonprofit sector, and government to address the issue of access to land for new farmers in Ontario. The day will start with a discussion panel featuring three speakers whose innovative work has helped to extend access to land for new farmers in the US and Canada. Participants in the forum will devote the rest of the day to building a strategic means of working collaboratively to address this critical issue. The recommendations that result from this process will be presented to policy makers at a separate event on the morning of April 18th.