Donate to the New Farmer Bursary Fund

Looking for ways to encourage new farmer access to  educational programs and grow the ecological agriculture   community in Ontario?  Can’t make it to the conference   this year but want to encourage someone else to attend?  Thinking about a season-end gift for your interns or staff?

Consider making a contribution to the bursary fund.  $200 contributes to a 3-day conference pass, but any amount will be gratefully received. Note: Bursaries will be designated to applicants on November 19th.

Donate here, or email conference@efao.cato find out more.

Apply for a New Farmer Bursary

The New Farmer Bursary provides a 2-day
conference pass (value of $300, includes access to all  workshops on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday as well as lunches those days) to individuals who have been farming for less than 5 years. Bursary recipients will be asked to take notes during workshops attended and to contribute workshop summaries for the EFAO newsletter/blog. Bursary recipients must be EFAO members and are required to purchase a full conference pass, which will be reimbursed after the conference once the newsletter articles/workshop summaries have been submitted.

To apply: please submit a letter providing a description of 1) your farming education and experience to date, 2) your farming plans or goals, and 3) how attending this conference will help you in your farming career.

Please submit your letter of no more than 500 words to katie@efao.caby November 16th.  Recipients will be notified by November 19th.