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The Ontario agricultural industry is encouraged to apply to the AMI’s Business Management Speaker and Event Funding.  Any registered organization, agency, association, community group, institution, university, college, group located in Ontario may apply for a maximum of $5,000 to cover the costs associated with organizing or bringing a business management speaker to an Ontario event.  This funding is open to agrifood and agriproducts businesses including a focus on farm businesses.

Event Objectives:
In order to be considered for the Business Management Event and Speaker funding, the event should be geared towards the Ontario agricultural industry and must contribute to one or more of the following objectives:

•Demonstrate the benefits of business management and planning: marketing, business plan creation and improvement, cost of production;
•Address business management gaps and opportunities using business advisors: multidisciplinary training, interpersonal development, awareness and utilisation of advisors;
•Foster the development of producers working cooperatively, sharing beneficial business management practices and innovations through business to business collaboration in the context of building value chains: business to business group development, business clubs or advisory groups, benchmarking, food and agriproduct chain collaboration and innovation;
•Encourage business operators to begin or continue to develop a succession plan for their business: farm or business transfers, relationship building, advisor utilisation;
•Support the use and/or development of applicable business management information, products, services, resources or training for new entrants that enhance decisions making and farm profitability: tools for starting a business, programs and training.
•Develop skills and tools to better manage a team through human resource management: leading business improvement, time management, employee management resources

Contact

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Agricultural Management Institute logo

Agricultural Management Institute
200-120 Research Lane
Guelph, Ontario
N1G 0B4
Phone: 519-822-6618
Fax: 519-821-7361
ami@takeanewapproach.ca

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