AMI teamed up with Ontario Goat for a new Advanced Farm Management Program

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A wise person once said, ‘success doesn’t just happen, it’s planned for.’ Nowhere is this truer than in farming.

Successful farmers have a good grasp of their financials, a clear set of goals for their farm, a plan for how to get there and the skills to get it done.

Now, Ontario Goat and the Agri-food Management Institute have teamed up to offer Ontario dairy goat producers the opportunity to achieve greater success through practical, focused business management training tailored specifically to their needs. Not only will participants sharpen their skills, they’ll be able to network with other producers and develop a management action plan they can use right away on their own farms.

The Dairy Goat Advanced Farm Management program consists of five intensive training days over nine weeks, with a bonus trip to the Mariposa Dairy in Lindsay. There, owner Bruce Vandenberg will talk about his expansion plans and what processors are looking for from dairy goat producers. (TBC)

Spaces are limited and time is running out, so sign up now to find out how you can make your farm more profitable.

Training dates are March 22, April 3, April 12: Bus tour to Mariposa Dairy, April 26, May 10, May 17. The cost is $500 for first participant and $450 for the second participant from the same operation.

All sessions will be held at the Quality Inn in Woodstock. Additional information is at To register, you can fill out the form on the website or email


AMI is funded through Growing Forward 2, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative.