Agricultural Resources

Agricultural Resources

Over the next three weeks we will be featuring resources that focus on SCOR EDC’s three main priorities which are:

  1. Sector Development with a focus on agriculture
  2. Infrastructure that supports economic development
  3. Human capital that supports economic development

Keep reading for agricultural resources!

  1. Employment Initiatives: Agriculture Youth Green Jobs Initiative 
  2. Agriculture Business Management resources – Search their site for information on programs to help you manage your business, production and marketing information, farm business diversification, business decision making tools, workshops and events, e-learning, newsletters and updates, and resources and services.
  3. Food Safety and Traceability resources
  4. Food and Beverage Processing Business resources
  5. The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs continues to offer workshops, resources and eLearning opportunities at no cost for the agri-food and agri-products sector.
    • Environmental Farm Plan workshop – The Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) is an assessment voluntarily prepared by farm families to increase their environmental awareness in up to 23 different areas on their farm.
    • Growing Your Farm Profits workshop – Growing Your Farm Profits (GYFP) is the place to start improving your business and by combining self-assessment and action plan development with a range of cost-share funding through Growing Forward 2.
    • Biosecurity workshop for Producers – The Biosecurity workshops are a good place to start addressing your on-farm biosecurity program. These are commodity-specific, one-day workshops, where a veterinarian or certified crop advisor will show you the benefits of having an on-farm biosecurity program, and identify key practices to help you enhance biosecurity measures on-farm.
  6. Incentives and Programs. Head over to our SCOR Business Portal Incentives page where you will find a long list of Agriculture and Food Processing incentives and program opportunities. Click here to learn more!
  7. Agriculture and Food Education Online Learning System
    • The following courses are available for no cost:
      • Producer: Food Safety Foundations
      • Processor: Food Safety Foundations
      • The Basics of Traceability
      • Processor: Recall
      • Processor: Sanitation
      • Processor: Personnel
      • Producer: Water Use
      • Producer: Worker Practices
      • Producer: Maximizing your Traceability Investment
      • Processor: Profiting from Traceability
      • Growing Your Farm Profits

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Posted on Thursday, November 15th, 2018 and is filed under General SCOR Local Food.