2013 Beginner Farmer Symposium and Mixer
ACORN's 2nd Beginner Farmer Symposium and Mixer took place on August 19th, 2013 at Tweedie Hall (MTA Campus) in Sackville, NB. The day was a huge success, drawing over 130 new, aspiring and experience farmers from all over the Maritimes, and featured an excellent mix of regional and guest speakers. Topics covered critical issues facing new farmers, such as Land Access; Business and Financial Planning; Farm Tools and Infrastructure and more. Visit www.growafarmer.ca/symposium/ for full details.

Yet again, the day also featured a bustling Trade Show; the Small Tools Show and Tell; Yoga and prime networking opportunities for new entrants to connect with the broader community of organic producers and supporters in Atlantic Canada.

All proceeds from the day's event will support the future of ACORN's farmer-training initiative: the Grow A Farmer Apprenticeship and Mentorship Programs–for full details visit www.growafarmer.ca

Thanks very much to the NB Agricultural Council; Agri-Futures NS; PEI Adapt Council; the Territorial Farmers Netowrk and Renaissance Sackville for their generous support of this event.
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