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Registration open for Advanced Farm Management Program

July 23, 2014, Guelph, Ont. – The Advanced Farm Management Program (AFMP) for Ontario farm owners and managers begins late November at five locations across the province.

The program, now in its third year, is offered by the Agricultural Management Institute (AMI) in partnership with the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA) and Synthesis Agri-Food Network.

This year, participants can attend the program in Ridgetown, London, Orangeville, Ancaster or Winchester.

The program consists of five intensive one-day training sessions over a four-month period. For the 2014/15 class, the sessions are scheduled to run from November to February.

Registration is now open. Farmers are urged to register early to secure a position at their preferred location. The deadline to apply is Oct. 31, 2014. Registrations received before Sept. 15 are eligible for a $150 discount. AFMP tuition is $1,950 per person and farmers may be eligible for a cost share rebate of 50 per cent of the tuition through the Growing Forward 2 Capacity Building program. Full payment of tuition is required by Oct. 31, 2014. Visit www.ontariosoilcrop.org for more details.

More information, including session dates, curriculum and application forms can be found at www.advancedfarmmanagement.ca. Further questions on registration can be directed to John Laidlaw of OSCIA at 519-826-4218 or jlaidlaw@ontariosoilcrop.org.