Landmark Start-Up Farm Applications Are Open

FarmStart is making a call-out for aspiring new farmers to apply to their training and start-up farm in Flamborourgh:

 

Apply now and start farming this spring at the Landmark Farm!
The Landmark Start-Up Farm, in Flamborough, is an on farm training opportunity ideal for beginning farmers transitioning into their new career. This farm will serve aspiring new farmers from the Hamilton, Ancaster, Burlington and Flamborough regions, providing shared resources in a supportive environment.

We offer:

¼ acre – Test Cropper plots. March to November landmark start up farm

1 – 5 acres for Start-Up and Enterprise Farmers

Participants have access to tilled land, ready for planting. The land and farm infrastructure is certified organic.

 

Types of Production:

Vegetables and fruits, mushrooms, honey, flowers etc, livestock.

 

Shared Facilities and Equipment:

Tractor,

Walk behind tractors (BCS)

Roto-tillers

Irrigation

 

Services:

FarmStart provides custom tractor work (such as plowing and bed making). FarmStart also assists participants in sourcing inputs like planting materials compost and hay as and when required.

 

Marketing:

The farm is close to markets and customers in Hamilton, Ancaster, Burlington and Flamborough.

 

Mentorship and Training:

Mentoring and training are an important part of FarmStart’s programs.

The Farm Manager acts as mentor as well as providing technical and practical support to participants on site as required.

Business development workshops and farm tours are offer by FarmStart on a regular basis, and participants are referred to a wide range of training courses and mentorship opportunities also offered by partner organizations such as the Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario, Farmers Growing Farmers, and others.

 

Applications for the Landmark  Start-Up Farm are now open and will be accepted until November 30th, 2013.

To apply: click here.
For more information contact: [email protected] or call 519-836-704 6ext. 106

 

Did you know that Test Croppers at the Landmark farm need to take Digging Into Farming in their first 12 months on the farm?
We are offering this farm business planning course this November in Guelph, so if you are serious about farming, do not miss this great opportunity!
For more details visit: Digging into Farming on our website.

 

For more information on our programs please visit: www.farmstart.ca

  

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