After a decade in Ontario, Agri-Food Management Institute (AMI) will be transferring its resources to industry allies and winding down its operations as a result of changes to their funding structure.
Food Processing Skills Canada will be the new host of the online management tools for processors. They will also be taking over hosting of AMI’s online business management tools, resources and workshops.
“We are extremely proud of AMI’s efforts to promote business management and develop tools and resources to help farmers and processors with business planning, management and strategic thinking,” said AMI vice chair, Laurie Nicol. “I’m proud of the work our past and current board members have put into this organization; this was not an easy decision to make.”
AMI started as a funding program dedicated to farm business management, and was administered by the Agricultural Adaptation Council. After becoming a stand-alone organization with support from the provincial and federal governments, AMI focused its activities on farm business management training and awareness, then later, expanded to beverage processing businesses.
The Agri-food Management Institute will cease operations effective April 30, 2019 and encourages interested parties to contact Farm Management Canada or Food Processing Skills Canada for program or training information.