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A conference that builds on the philosophy of social learning, offering practical sessions for young people, taught and coached by successful peers. This years’ conference will include sessions on direct marketing, precision agriculture, agricultural business and finance, successful diversification and the process of succession planning. All sessions will be taught by a young person in agriculture who excels in their field and is passionate about helping others do the same. Created specifically for young people (18-35) in agriculture, Rock the Farm is a huge success every year.

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Rock the Farm, a conference designed for young individuals in the agricultural industry. This conference continues to be a great success, allowing young people to network and access information tailored to the young producer generation. But Rock the Farm isn’t just for farm kids; it is for anyone with a vested interest in agriculture, food production and the rural way of life. It is a truly engaging conference that offers diverse breakout session choices so all attendees can select the information most relevant to them.

Registration fee includes:
All meals (breakfast, lunch and networking banquet event with entertainment)

Registration to all Rock the Farm sessions
• Keynote session
• Diversity of dynamic breakout sessions of your choice

1) Agricultural finance and planning
2) Precision agriculture technology
3) Succession Planning
4) Direct Marketing and the successful Eastern Canadian coop and terroir marketing systems
5) Successful diversification project management

Access to the hospitality networking suite and entertainment all evening.

One year membership to FABB (see our members page for benefits list)
• Access to attend the FABB AGM (after Rock the Farm – same day)
• Access to nominate and/or join the Board of Directors governing body

Now You Can Build a Home on a Budget

superhomebuilderesIf there is one major factor that affects the opportunity of many to get into the process of creating their own home, it is the high probability that they find it very hard to pullout enough monetary resources to even be able to begin the journey to a dream home.

These days though it is great to know that there a lot more resources to look into and tricks to consider to still be able to create the dream home that you have always wanted despite having a very strict budget.

Keep Things Simple

Understanding that a home is generally an investment that needs to be well decided on, sticking with the basic necessities would be a good start especially when you are on a particular budget.

Ensure that the general make of your home is not too complicated but still has the different factors and aspects that you prefer, so turn your ideas or watch some inspirations on some and let them take your ideas and bring some of these into simpler versions that will surely cut out some of your home building expenses.

Search for High Quality Materials

A common misconception for those who are on a budget is to automatically look for materials that are on sale and cost incredibly lower than what can be found in the market, the only trouble with these finds is the high probability of lesser quality than what you would expect.

Prioritize finding enough quality in the different materials and items that you will be purchasing for the structure of your home, look for reasonable prices of brands and companies that are well known to produce high quality items as this will ensure you that your home will also be of high quality and will definitely last longer.

Find Different Alternatives

List up all of the important tools, items, materials and other fixtures that need to be included in the process of creating your home and make particular suggestions of where to purchase these different home building materials as well as different alternative sources that will provide the same product.

This will make the home building process run out smoother since if particular items are not available or are overpriced then other resources can be sought to provide all the different items that are needed for the building process.

Go Through a Selection Process

There is nothing more frustrating than purchasing some of the materials for your home and getting to another shop or provider and seeing that what you had purchased is way too expensive, so make it a point to take enough time to search through the different sources of your home building tools and materials.

Never just settle for the first thing that you see and slack off the process of really searching for items that have prices that are well worth the quality, remember that other important additions to your home can be directly affected with your wrong decision to purchase an item that is unreasonably priced.

Set Up Priorities

There are different aspects that are to be placed in a home like aesthetics, security, technology even entertainment, and as you build your home on a budget it is important to give priority for those areas in your home that are more important than others.

Ensure to look into what are the most important areas that your home needs as well as those that could eventually be left out and set aside for possible future building when additional budget is already available.

As you finalize your home building, keep in mind that the budget you are working on must be put into the best perspective with high quality materials plus a simple yet essential home structure.