The Business of Farming
Advice and assistance in running your Canadian organic business
Our page of lnks to general online resources.
BC Agricultural Land Commission and The Agriculture Land Reserve
Rural Development Strategies in Canada: "the search for solutions." [PDF, 250k]
Employees & Training
Courses in Organic Agriculture (OACC)
Student employment opportunities in organic agriculture (OACC)
Farm Workers: BC Government Employments Standards fact sheet.
BC Government: Ministry of Labour Information for Agriculture Workers and Employers.
Worksafe BC: BC Workmen's Compensation Board
International WWOOF Association: referral system for volunteers on organic farms.
Good Work Canada Green job site for job seekers and employees
* Acts, Codes & Regulations: for British Columbia and Canada.
Environmental claims: A guide for
industry and advertisers
About Agreements & Contracts in BC (LLAF)
Finance & Insurance
Federal and Regional Farm Grants - a wiki-site dedicated to making Canadian farm-related grants accessible to farmers
Farm Credit Canada
Canadian Agricultural Loans Act Program
Greencover Canada - Financial assistance with improving your grassland management, protecting water quality, reducing greenhouse-gas emissions, and enhancing biodiversity and wildlife habitat.
Canadian Agricultural Income Stabilization program - disaster and major crop loss relief
Canadian farm insurance policies - The Co-operators
Taxation & Estate Planning
Tax Planning for Canadian Farmers (BDO Dunwoody)
Estate Planning Checklist for Farm Families (BCMAL)
Farm Succession Planning Steps And Checklist (Ont. MAFRA)
Working Together - transferring the farm (CFBMC)
Farm transfers. transition loans (Farm Credit Canada)
Farm Start. To encourage and support a new generation of entrepreneurial, ecological farmers.
Farm Centre - New Farmer: Information to get started.
Landshare. Connecting growers to people with land to share.
Tools and assistance
Interactive Business Planner Prepare a 3-year business plan.
Organic Crop Tracking System: Techniques of record-keeping
Farm Advisory Services. Canadian Farm Business Management Council
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A farm includes the passion of the farmer's heart, the interest of the farm's customers, the biological activity in the soil, the pleasantness of the air about the farm — it's everything touching, emanating from, and supplying that piece of landscape. A farm is virtually a living organism.” — Joel Salatin
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