Ontario Soil Network

 

In March 2017, ROI launched the Ontario Soil Network, a 10-month leadership and communication course for 35 farmers in southwestern Ontario who have implemented best management practices on their farms. This course is a pilot project and our goal is to train, support and inspire these innovators to become effective soil health influencers in their communities.

Participants in the course will be challenged and supported to host education events on their own farms, speak at farm events across the province, participate in media campaigns and mentor other farmers who want to take the first steps towards soil health. They will also be involved in evaluating the efficacy of their approaches, in order to become more effective influencers in the future.