Local Agriculture

Workshops explore agricultural potential

Stirling -Organizers and participants in the first of a pair of business workshops scheduled at the Stirling-Rawdon Public Library were impressed by the turnout as well as the number and variety of ideas shared across the table.

Organized by the Small Business Centre, Trenval Business Development Corporation, Harvest Hastings, and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), the two part workshop explores opportunities for rural and agribusiness as well as the importance of planning and preparation and the need for a solid business plan, says Small Business Centre Managing Consultant Charlene Bessin.

Heather Chandler, OMAFRA, leads the workshop explore agricultural potential workshop. Jennifer Nash photo