NFU Ontario Farm Succession Day

RSVP by March 23rd (tickets also available at the door, lunch limited)

For more information and to RSVP, please contact:

Call/text Martin Boettcher – 519-292-6085 or email martyboettcher1@gmail.com

or

National Farmers Union – Ontario – 1-888-832-9638 or email office@nfuontario.ca

Doors open at 8:45am – workshop starts at 9:15am


Agenda

9:15 – Tony McQuail: Holistic Management Instructor, Farmer, Leader

  • Is there a future for young people in agriculture?
  • Do you need to be born and raised in agriculture to farm?
  • What are ways to access farm space/opportunities?
  • How to apply Holistic Management principals to farm succession strategies?

11:00 – Carl Moore: Canadian Association of Farm Advisors, Financial Consultant, Qualified Mediator, Farmer

  • How do you develop a succession plan that ensures the farm is still profitable in the future?
  • How do you make it fair for everyone involved?
  • What are safe expansion methods?
  • Business structures and their usefulness
  • How do you resolve family conflicts/communication deficits?

Lunch break and interaction

14:00 – Robin Blythe:  Farmer, Libro Credit Union Commercial Ag. Lender

  • Do young farmers with limited capital have any chance to start farming today?
  • What are the biggest mistakes that farmers make when trying to borrow money?
  • What asset and cash flow ratios are safe limits for expanding farmers?
  • What is the value of business or agriculture education?

These speakers have very valuable insights…bring all family members involved in the farm operation for an informative day!

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