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Open Farm Days Host Farm Training for 2024

Open Farm Days is back in full gear for the 2024 season, including our training sessions for our host farms!

Training sessions are FREE and are open for anyone that is interested for any farms or organizations interested in participating in an Open Farm Days event.

 

OFD 2024 What’s New & From the Trenches

Date: December 4, 2023
Time: 10-11am
View Recording: here

This annual session explores learnings and results from 2023, our 2024 direction and theme. This session is for both new and current farm partners to learn, share and discuss current trends.

*Open Forum for Q&A and sharing

Farm Activism

Date: December 11, 2023
Time: 10-11am
View Recording: here

– Do’s and Don’t for dealing with protests & Crisis Basics. This session explores some key tactics if you should meet with the unfortunate situation of expected or unexpected protests on your farm. *NEW*

Intro to Ag Tourism- How to host a farm tours & inspiration from around the globe

Date: January 8, 2024
Time: 10-11am
View Recording: here

While the basics of Agri-tourism are the same around the globe, explore some unique approaches and dive into a new way of looking at opportunities for 2024! *New*

Banking, Grants and Funding

Date: February 5, 2024
Time: 10-11am
Register here

Exploring the current world of finance with our sponsor partner Servus.

Insurance: Understanding your changing needs

Date: March 4, 2024
Time: 10-11am
Register here

NFP Perry Cramer. OFD provides blanket policy for Open Farm Days with each farm individually named. Explore what is covered and what isn’t, and how you want to explore your on-farm activation this year. Please bring any specific questions regarding your farm to have your burning questions answered.

Serving & Selling Food on your Farm: Alberta Health Services Thomas Ma.

Date: March 25, 2024
Time: 10-11am
Register: here

Our Open Farm Days AHS advisor is here to help share the ways to register and plan for your farm event, and how you can have an amazing on farm visitor experience while expanding your capacity to host. Not as hard as you might think- come and learn how, or take this as a refresher.

Planning and Booking your Food how to discover your farm flavour.

Date: April 22, 2024
Time: 10-11am
Register: here

This segment will explore farm flavours, and how to capitalize on the growing food trends to define your farm or business. •New*

Kids Corner – Exploring activities for children.

Date: May 6, 2024
Time: 10-11am
Register: here

This new workshop was developed to consider new engagement opportunities for children 4-13. Bring your questions and share your successes in how you have provided unique experiences for the younger set. *New*

Basic Marketing

Date: June 3, 2024
Time: 10-11am
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Our in-house expert Nicola Doherty will walk you through opportunities to grow your exposure both within the Open Farm Days platform and outside of it. Don’t miss this opportunity to up your game of attracting attention.

Community Marketing *New*

Date: June 24, 2024
Time: 10-11am
Register here:

Working with your community to help promote and market your event and business! This session includes different ways you can engage your community supporters and neighbours to promote your Open Farm Days event.

Ticketing platforms

Date: July TBD
Time: 10-11am
Register here: Coming soon.

Cluster Development Workshops:

Lethbridge: Tuesday November 28th (Lethbridge College)
Kneehill: Thursday January 11th (Three Hills Community Centre)