As part of the newly launched Agri-Business Management graduate certificate program, Fanshawe College has partnered with Farm Credit Canada and Norfolk County to support the introduction of ‘Fanshawe Farm Market’ booths at the historic Horton Farmers’ Market in St. Thomas and the recently established Waterford Farmers’ Market in Waterford.
Students will develop hands-on skills through the following tasks:
- Introduce new products from partner growers in the region
- Seek feedback from consumers
- Launch or contribute to social media campaigns
- Test retail user experience designs
- Focus on food safety, traceability and product delivery
“The farmers’ market is the original business incubator, a genuine hub of economic development,” wrote Andrew Gunn, Program Coordinator, Agri-Business Management program in Fanshawe’s ENGAGE magazine. “A well run farmers market is a theatre for local entrepreneurs.”
How to get involved…
This opportunity to collaborate with students in the Agri-Business Management program is an excellent way to develop ideas your farm or company may have about value-added products, brands or new ways of packaging and selling.
For more information, contact Andrew Gunn at [email protected] or phone 519-777-9607.