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Fair Finance Fund accepting applications from Local Food and Farm Enterprises

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Is your local food and farm enterprise looking for accessible capital? The Fair Finance Fund (FFF) is now fully operational and accepting applications from entrepreneurs across the food system who are looking to create social, environmental and economic benefits. “I’m really excited about the fund because the impact is...read more

Build your International Trade Efforts at Niagara’s Foreign Trade Zone Seminars

Monday, May 27, 2019

Are you thinking about exporting your business’s product into international markets? The Niagara Foreign Trade Zone (NFTZ), with Niagara’s Economic Development Department and the Niagara Development Corridor Partnership Inc. (NDCPi), is hosting a series of upcoming Exporting Seminars. The seminars will help connect exporters & manufacturers with relevant federal...read more

Online Agriculture Economic Development Training

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Is your community looking for new ways to support your local agriculture sector? The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) has recently launched a new online Agriculture Economic Development Training course, which will be of great interest to economic developers, land-use planners, municipal councils and community leaders...read more

Successful collaboration underway to support York Region’s Agri-Food Sector

Monday, November 26, 2018

York Region has long recognized the importance of agriculture, with many of their high-level strategic plans and policy documents – the Region’s Official Plan, Strategic Plan, Vision 2051, and Economic Development Action Plan – all touching on their commitment to the sustainability and viability of the agri-food sector. York...read more

Leading Food & Beverage Products to Grocery Store Shelves

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Earlier this year, Niagara and Hamilton’s Economic Development Departments and partners collaborated with Whole Foods to connect food and beverage processors in the area with the tools and knowledge needed to get into grocery stores. More than 100 people attended the event, Raise the Barcode: Get your Product on...read more

An Online Resource for Specialty Crop Growers

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Have you checked out the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) resource for Specialty Crop Growers? Specialty Cropportunities assists growers transitioning to production of new, specialty or non-traditional crops, providing a general overview of production information on a variety of specialty crops. “OMAFRA field staff receive...read more