Where do you want your farm to be 5, 10, or 15 years from now? What does your farm business look like today? How do you go from where you are today to where you want to be in the future?
While excellent production is important to farm business management, there are other business management skills required to help farmers successfully meet their business and personal goals.
The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food and Ministry of Rural Affairs developed the Growing Your Farm Profits program to help Ontario farmers:
Assess current farm business management practices, knowledge, and skills;
Prioritize goals for the farm business;
Identify resources that can help make meet these goals;
Build on a farm business’ strengths; and
Develop an Action Plan to improve farm management skills and knowledge.
Growing Your Farm Profits workshops are the place to start planning for farm business success. The two-day workshop provides the tools needed to assess current farm management practices and understand how proactive planning can influence effective decision making. The workshops are set in a relaxed atmosphere where personal and financial details are not required to be shared. Identifying business strengths and planning needs allows farm businesses to take the next step of developing an Action Plan to achieve their business goals.
In the past four years, more than 300 workshops have been held across Ontario with over 4000 Ontario farmers attending.