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The Royal Agricultural Virtual Experience
Selling Food in Ontario webinar
The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), York Region and the Town of Georgina are collaborating to bring you a webinar discussing selling food in Ontario!
This webinar will help you create new opportunities for your farm or food business by learning how to expand into new markets such as restaurants, food service, food retailers, institutions and other wholesale buyers.
Participants will learn about:
- Market channel opportunities (who buyers are, how they purchase food and what they expect)
- Basics of food safety and regulations
- Retail market readiness
- Food labelling
- Mega trends in the food industry – risks and opportunities
- Hear first-hand from Sobey’s on their local procurement program
Click here to register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/selling-food-to-ontario-tickets-120379591599
FCC Virtual Learning - How to Digitize your Farm
Canada can be a global leader in areas of food traceability, farm management and sustainability - but we need to digitize. In this webinar, Jesse Hirsh, Futurist and Digital Strategist, shares how you can use data to benchmark performance, explore opportunities, gain efficiencies and make better decisions for your operation. Presented by AgExpert
Click here to register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/how-to-digitize-your-farm-registration
FCC Virtual Learning - The 5 Biggest Estate Planning Mistakes
Estate planning is stressful. 50% of adult North Americans don’t have wills and will die intestate, leaving substantial wealth untended and poorly stewarded into the next generations. Just as terrifying, many estate plans that do exist are fraught with poorly made decisions, ill-conceived and out of date for their intended purposes.
In this interactive and lively webinar, Chris Delaney, Speaker, Author, Facilitator and Family Wealth Strategist, will share with you:
- The five most common estate planning mistakes and solutions
- The true sources of family wealth and how to grow and sustain it for the long-term
- How to identify and avoid common decision-making biases in your estate planning
- How to choose the right executors, guardians, special trustees, trust features, philanthropic gifts, beneficiary planning, powers of attorney and much more
Click here to register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-5-biggest-estate-planning-mistakes-everybody-makes-registration-
FCC Virtual Learning - 3 Steps to a Personal Money Strategy
Having a deliberate and effective money strategy reduces stress, helps us meet goals and better prepares us for whatever life may throw our way.
Join Vanessa Stockbrugger and host Kevin Stewart for a webinar. Learn how to become more intentional with your money, understand the income level you need to run your household and how to make decisions around personal saving and investing to reach longer-term goals.
She’ll offer action steps to help you get a clear sense of your financial picture and help make decisions for the future.
Topics will include:
- Personal debt
- Household income and spending
Click here to register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/3-steps-to-a-personal-money-strategy-registration-
FCC Virtual Learning Event - Fighting Burnout and Compassion Fatigue
As we’re expected to “do more with less” in a disconnected world, our hearts can grow tired of giving and showing up for others, especially when we’re triggered by our own stories and traumas.
Join Dr. Jody Carrington and host Kevin Stewart to learn how we need to (and can) look after ourselves and each other to continue serving the people in our lives - because no one can serve from an empty vessel.
Click here to register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/fighting-burnout-and-compassion-fatigue-registration-
Online Community Meal and Film Screening
Join the Seasoned Spoon and the Trent Vegetable Gardens for our first ever online community meal and film screening!
Community meals are one of the most-loved programs at the Spoon and since we are still unable to be together in person, we are moving the festivities online. Join us from 5:30 – 6:00 pm for a potluck-style zoom hang-out and social. Following dinner, we will screen the film This Garden is Yours, featuring the Oshawa-based organization, We Grow Food. Film director Jessie Posthumus, We Grow Food founders Michelle Perry and Carol Vandersanden, and Trent Vegetable Gardens Coordinator Emma Macdonald will all join us for a short panel and Q&A following the film. Everyone is welcome! We hope you can join us for this fun-filled evening.
Marketing Your Farm Products
FREE Marketing Workshop for Organic Farms
Times have changed! Whether you are just starting out as a farmer, or you're a seasoned veteran who has just been "making it work" this past season, the COVID-19 pandemic has inevitably introduced some new challenges to your marketing and sales strategy. We want to help.
Julianna from Promosaurus will share her extensive marketing experience to help you grow your business -- let us know what topics you'd like us to cover by responding to our poll.
This workship is free for Basic and Supporting Members of OCO. For more information about membership, please visit our membership page.
Click here to register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/x/marketing-your-organic-farm-products-tickets
Measuring Regeneration with Ecological Indicators
OCO & EFAO Fall Field Day Series
Measuring Regeneration with Ecological Indicators
with Cory Van Groningen of VG Meats and John Rowe of Rowe Farms - Oct. 22, 11am