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OSCIA Workshop – Alexandria – Day 1
September 14 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
ENVIRONMENTAL FARM PLAN WORKSHOP (EFP)
Improve the sustainability of your farm business
- Identify potential environmental risks
- Learn about legislation and Best Management Practices
- Develop an action plan
The Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) Workshop can be completed as a two-day, in-person workshop or, for those looking to renew a previously completed EFP, as a one-day renewal workshop or you can update a previously completed EFP Workbook online using the eEFP.
The Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) is an assessment voluntarily prepared by farm families to increase their environmental awareness in up to 23 different areas on their farm. Through the EFP process, farmers highlight their farm’s environmental strengths, identify areas of environmental concern, and set realistic action plans with time tables to improve environmental conditions. The EFP can then be used in conjunction with cost-share programs to begin implementing their action plans.
The idea for Environmental Farm Plans originated from the Ontario farm community. Farmers were involved in every stage of developing the original EFP through the Ontario Farm Environmental Coalition. The program continues to be delivered to the farm community by the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association. The Ontario Farm Environmental Coalition was led by agricultural organizations including: Ontario Federation of Agriculture, Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario, and Farm and Food Care Ontario.