New Business Information Bundle website : Beyond Production Agriculture
OMAFRA's Business Management Unit is pleased to announce the launch of the Business Information Bundle (BIB) for producers titled "Beyond Production Agriculture" which will assist producers who wish to further value-add their product or services. The site can be accessed at http://www.omafra.gov.o.ca/english/busdev/valuadd-bib/index.htm.
The BIB was developed as a result of farmers wanting to go beyond producing a basic product and add more value to capture new or emerging marketplace opportunities and capture higher returns. The interest in value added agriculture from producers also resulted in OMAFRA's partnership with the Canadian Farm Business Management Council to offer the Quest for New Farm Value Value Plus workshop held across the province since 2005.
The BIB website also provides clear information for the producer regarding regulatory requirements and obligations when value adding a product or service.