Eastern Ontario Agri-Food Network / Réseau agroalimentaire de l'Est ontarien

Training Events in the Local Agri-Food Sector

Eastern Ontario Agri-Food Network serves its members and stakeholders by providing, sharing, and promoting training events and skills development opportunities. 

In order to tailor the training to suit your needs, the EOAN needs your input! Please take a few minutes to share your needs and suggestions with us.

Training provided by the EOAN or its own or in partnership with other organizations

Training events are being developed for this winter based on your responses to the survey. Come back often to discover new training events.

Training provided by other organizations 

The Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference is created for every woman who is passionate about agriculture and food, whether you are a university student studying agriculture, producer, entrepreneur, representative of a grower association or corporate agribusiness.

The International Workshop on Agritourism presents Agritourism Gatherings: A virtual series for farm, food, and travel communities. The series brings together farmers, researchers, service providers, tourism experts and many others to share their knowledge and experience from around the world. The gatherings are free to attend, but advance registration is required.

Cultivating Common Ground: 2021 Virtual EFAO Conference :Registration is open for the 2021 Virtual EFAO Conference taking place from Monday, November 29 to Thursday, December 2.

The Guelph Organic Conference, in partnership with Organic Council of Ontario (OCO), is excited to announce 6 virtual workshops from January 24-29, 2022. The theme of this year's conference is Organic Climate Solutions. The environmental benefits of organic farming will be featured throughout the conference’s series of virtual webinars.

La Cité College, with the support of Fed Dev Ontario and Invest Ottawa, will offer a series of free webinars on entrepreneurship and new trends in the business world. The goal is to offer solutions to entrepreneurs and future entrepreneurs in the region, during the COVID-19 period and soon, post-COVID.

The Ontario Craft Brewers Conference has announced their programming. Join us at the conference February 16 - 17 in Niagara Falls.

The International Workshop on Agritourism will take place in person on August 30 - September 1, 2022 in Burlington, Vermont, USA. Farmers, researchers, agricultural service providers, tourism experts, and others interested in agritourism are invited to share their knowledge and experience. Some conference sessions will also be streamed live and/or recorded, so those who can’t attend in person can participate virtually.

Through webinars, agri-training opportunities and virtual career fairs, Feeding Your Future allows candidates to learn more about agriculture, enter the workforce feeling prepared and confident and bridges the gap to new employers and job opportunities.

Past Training Events

  • The annual conference of the Union des cultivateurs franco-ontariens, packed with education, vision, and networking, March 22nd to 26th.
  • Living Soils Symposium - March 18 – 21, 2020. Restore the Climate, Feed the World. Soil regeneration is the most promising solution to runaway climate breakdown.
  • Ask Me Anything on Business Finances - A free webinar on Monday, January 25th at 7 PM (EST), jointly offered by and offered to members of the EOAN and Canadian Organic Growers. 
  • A webinar on Farm Labour Solutions, Monday February 8th, 2021 at 10AM. Open to members of the EOAN and participants of the COG GEO-O program. 
  • Business-to-Business webinar on the Livestock Supply Chain to learn about wholesale markets and networking in eastern Ontario. Date: February 11, 2021, Time: Noon to 1 PM EST. Open to all.