At Small Farm Canada we are focussed on the needs and interests of small farms in Canada. We know accessing the resources you need to run your small farm can be challenging. Whether you are looking for financing, seeds, hatcheries, or designs to build things on the farm, we hope you find the information you are looking for below.

The Small Farm Canada resource pages are designed to help you find the industry resources you need to help you grow and nurture things on your farm. 

Agricultural Commodities

Standard Weights Per Bushel for Agricultural Commodities

Find the bushel weights for various agricultural commodities, in pounds and kilograms. Read More

Information and resources for small farms in Canada

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Renewable Energy Resources for small farms in Canada

  • Bioenergy

    Bioenergy is a renewable energy source that is derived from biomass, which is organic matter such as plants, algae material, or animal waste. Read more

  • Comparing Wind Turbines and Solar Panels

    Maintaining, cleaning, and using renewable energy sources can result in savings of 15 to 75 percent on a small farm. Read more

  • Geothermal Energy

    Geothermal energy/power uses the heat that is generated and stored in the earth’s crust. It taps into underground reservoirs of steam and hot water, and harnesses that heat to generate electricity. Read more

  • Solar Energy

    Solar energy is a renewable energy source that harnesses radiant light and heat from the sun to power technological systems such as photovoltaics (PV), concentrated solar power (CSP), and solar heating and cooling systems (SHC). Read more

  • Wind Energy

    Wind energy or wind power is a type of renewable energy that uses wind flow to generate electricity. Read more

Soil Resources for small farms in Canada

  • Composting: Transforming Waste into Magic

    Discover the wonders of composting and how it revitalizes soil while reducing waste. Learn the key components, techniques, and benefits of this eco-friendly practice. Read more

  • Fertilizers and Soil Additives

    Essential plant nutrient elements can be broken into three categories. Let’s look at the three categories of essential plant nutrients and what elements belong in each category. Read more

  • Fertilizers Used in Farming

    Learn more about fertilizer options and how they can be incorporated on your farm. Read more

  • Soil Compaction

    There are several ways soils can become compacted, including from issues with water levels in the soil to heavy equipment or large animals moving over it. Read more

  • Soil Conservation

    The role soils play in our lives is often understated as we really wouldn’t be alive without them. Let’s look at some of the methods used in soil conservation. Read more

  • Soil Microbiology

    Let’s look at some of the microorganisms found in soil and learn more about how they contribute to the growth and development of plants. Read more

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