This two-day program is targeted towards people in the planning cycle for building large scale commercial scale infrastructure as part of an expansion plan in their sheep enterprise. The workshop is intended to give ideas, show latest concepts, test out participants' ideas and examine relative costs, but not a financial recipe or exact expenses list that is dependant on their personal situation. The group will look at what regulations need to be addressed, although these should not be big ticket items on any sheep farm. Participants will be sent home with some good ideas and the need to examine more options before committing themselves on any capital project.
The workshops include stops at several commercial-sized operations that are using some of the concepts covered, and also some that are choosing not to use the featured concepts. This will allow participants to mix and match what portions of the workshop will best suit their needs for their facilities and make informed decisions on expansion.
This training opportunity is eligible for cost-share funding through the Growing Forward Business Development for Farm Businesses program.
Workshops are scheduled for:
April 28th & 29th, 2010 in Grand Valley; and,
September 1st & 2nd, 2010 in Grand Valley.
For more information on program requirements, please visit: http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/about/growingforward/busdev.htm. You can also obtain additional information at 1.877.424.1300.