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Province offering ‘how to be a farmer’ seminar

Want to be a farmer?

AARD release – “If you’re thinking of getting into farming but aren’t sure where to start, this session is ideal for you,” said Abby Verstraete, a farm business analyst with Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development.

Getting into Farming – Information Session for the Aspiring Farmer will be held in Airdrie on Oct. 30. It will provide an overview of Alberta’s agricultural industry, business planning, self-assessment, accessing capital, finding land, and resources for beginning farmers.

“There will also be presentations from established farmers on how they got their businesses started,” said Verstraete. “These producers will discuss financing, challenges they had, and key learnings that formulated from the establishment of their businesses.”

Registration is $25 and includes lunch. To register, call the Ag-Info Centre at 1-800-387-6030.

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