Add Value to Your Agricultural Business: Learn How to Turn Your Ideas into Reality


Take the OMAFRA course, Exploring Value Added Opportunities, to learn whether adding value to your products and services is right for your business.  Register today for the March 31 workshop to be held in Sunderland, Ontario! Your registration fee includes resource materials, lunch and refreshments.

Ever wondered about turning your fruit into jam?  Ever dreamed about making gourmet ready-to-eat meals with your produce?

Take the Exploring Value Added Opportunities (EVAO) course to help you increase your profits through the creation of new products and services or value-added opportunities at your farm or food business. Our course can help you:

  • Generate new ideas for value-added products and services;
  • Assess your idea’s business potential;
  • Identify and manage potential risks; and,
  • Determine and plan what it takes to turn your idea into reality.

This one day workshop is being held in conjunction between the Township of Brock Economic Development Advisory Committee, OMAFRA, the Brock Board of Trade (BBOT), and the Region of Durham Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Economic Development Department.

Participants will learn how to generate ideas for value-added opportunities, assess an idea’s business potential, identify and manage risk and develop a plan to execute their idea.

Course Testimonial

“Sessions were dynamic and engaging. We were also very impressed with the sheer quantity of good information offered to us. Thank you!

The workshop will be held on Friday, March 31st, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Sunderland Memorial Arena Auditorium, 20 Park Street in Sunderland, Ontario.  The cost is $20.00 per participant (includes resource materials, lunch, coffee breaks).  You can register online today!

Carolyn Puterbough
Agriculture & Rural Economic Development Advisor – Economic Development Branch

Erica Pate
Fruit Crop Specialist – Economic Development Division


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