Interested in starting a career in farming?  The New Brunswick government has just released a reference manual to help you access the services and information to help you get started.

Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries Minister Rick Doucet presented Farming in New Brunswick… A Road Map for New Entrants in the legislative assembly this week.

“New Brunswick has optimal land at relatively affordable prices and access to an abundance of clean, healthy water,” said Doucet. “Our new road map promotes all of those attributes and provides new entrants with a straightforward guide to chart their course in agriculture.”

The road map includes a list of the licences and permits required for various types of farming operations, with instructions on how to obtain them, as well as information about developing a business plan and identifying markets. There are also sections on organic farming and value-added products.

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“This is a positive initiative to address New Brunswick’s declining farm population and idle farm land,” said Ted Wiggans, president of the National Farmers Union in New Brunswick. “New farming entrants and farmers interested in immigrating to the province will find this a valuable tool.”

The 50-page illustrated farming “Road Map" is available for download here.