The 2023 Network Challenge application window is closed
1. Successful applicants will attend our 6-part leadership workshop series
2. Participants will pitch their ideas to build their soil health learning networks in an in-person networking event in March
3. Pitch winners will host, lead, participate and communicate – all to build their network and their soil
The Network Challenge is a one year challenge to build your network and your soil. Being part of the Ontario Soil Network means peer support between those that innovate with wild ideas in their back fields; building the confidence to bring them to the road-side and share them with their community. This network builds up farmers to build up their communities and their soils. By linking and supporting farmers across the province, they’re able to bring resources back to their communities in the unique ways their communities need.
Our 6-part leadership workshop series runs Wednesday mornings 10-am-Noon online, with one in-person event.
|Jan 25th 10-noon||Feb 1st 10-noon||Feb 8th 10-noon||Feb 22nd 10-noon||March 1st 10-noon||March 8th|
|How to Keep Learning||How to do on-farm Research||How to Handle the Critics||How to Tell you Story||How to Manage your Life||In-person Event|
We Build the Let’s Talk Soil Season Together
In the Network Challenge, participants receive a range of skills training to be ready to host events, participate in advertisement campaigns, present at large agricultural events, participate in research and much more! At the end of training, participants will come together for an in-person networking and pitch event where they’ll pitch their ideas for building up their learning network over the coming year.
To date, the Soil Network cohorts have spoken at and hosted over 300 events, reached over 25,000 farmers & 5,000 industry reps. in events and mentoring conversations; and spent over 2,000 hours on research, 8,000 on outreach.
Keep up to date
Stay tuned and subscribe to our website to hear about this years’ soil mentors and soil network activities!