Are you looking for a speaker to talk about farming in Canada to a meeting of your service club, university or college class, municipal council meeting or other event?

Or are you a farmer or agri business professional interested in improving your presentations skills, so that you have the confidence and ability to talk about food and farming to a non-farming audience.

If either of these sound like you, the new "Dirt on Farming" Speakers' Bureau may be for you.

For audiences:

In conjunction with the publication of a new edition of The Real Dirt on Farming in 2014, Farm & Food Care Canada has launched a farm Speakers' Bureau program.

For farmers and agribusiness staff

The Speakers’ Bureau training program is designed to encourage those involved in agriculture to tell their stories – what they do and why they do it – to non-farming audiences. It’s a program designed to better equip those interested in engaging more urban audiences, and help them clear up misconceptions about Canadian food and farming.

Facilitators are now available to offer training workshops to farmers and agribusiness staff in the Maritime provinces, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia. Customizable full and half day training programs are also available for companies or farm organizations wishing to train their staff or members.

For more information on courses in your area, or to enquire about costs associated with offering a training program for your members, staff or customers, email

Upcoming courses: