New Farmers of the Maritimes: Financing through your Community

Posted: Jan 20, 2017

Last year’s event “Fermenting the New Farm Culture” was such a success that we’ve decided we need to get together more often!

We welcome all new and aspiring Maritime farmers to a day of learning, discussing, socializing, potlucking, and forest-walking! Let’s stay inspired through these winter months, and energize ourselves with new friendships and ideas for the work to come.

This event is FREE, bilingual (simultaneous translation provided), and brought to you by the youth of the National Farmers Union in New Brunswick. Everyone is welcome, regardless of age, experience, etc.

Please REGISTER and/or send your questions to Katherine at nfu.unf.nb@gmail.com.

Visit the FACEBOOK page: https://www.facebook.com/events/339938733058385/

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WHAT’S ON TAP?

The focus of the day is on learning about innovative ways of financing your farm.

Morning:

-Icebreakers

-Presentations from NB, NS, & PEI speakers on financing opportunities such as Community Economic Development Investment Funds!

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Lunch:

POTLUCK!!! Bring food to share!

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Afternoon:

-Discussion of the morning’s topics and time to learn from the other farmers in the room with expertise on different forms of financing.

-Forest walk at the incredible Whaelghinbran Farm, guided by staff from Community Forests International, who are turning the land into a Rural Innovation Campus.

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Evening:

The event officially finishes at 5:00pm, but there will be soup for anyone who wants to be nourished before their drive home 🙂