Growing Forward

Farm Biosecurity Program Workshop

Producers must attend a half-day Poultry Farm Biosecurity workshop before applying for cost-share funding under the Farm Biosecurity Program. At the workshop, you will:

  • Learn about biosecurity risks to Ontario poultry operations and how those risks can be managed through the consistent application of sound biosecurity principles at the farm level.
  • Evaluate and identify key risk factors on your operation, and develop an Action Plan for making improvements, based on the National Avian On-Farm Biosecurity Standard.

These workshops are open to all holders of poultry: commercial and non-commercial; large and small.
Upcoming Workshops are scheduled for:

Brodhagen Community Centre, 6708 Perth Line 44 Brodhagen
Wednesday, February 1
Wednesday, February 29
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

The Arboretum, University of Guelph, Guelph
Thursday, February 2
Tuesday, February 28
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Mt. Forest and District Sports Complex, 850 Princess St, Mt. Forest
Wednesday, February 22
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

A French language workshop is scheduled for:

University of Guelph - Alfred Campus (Room 264)
31 St-Paul Street, Alfred
Thursday, March 22
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

These workshops are based on the National Avian On-Farm Biosecurity Standard and are designed for poultry producers. A certificate of participation from a workshop is required when applying for cost-share funding. You may either attach a copy to your Application Form or record the Certificate number in Part A of the Application Form if submitting electronically.

Note: This will be the final series of workshops for the Farm Biosecurity Program. The deadline for submitting applications is August 31, 2012. All claims and invoices for approved projects must be submitted by December 31, 2012.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided. There is no cost to attend these workshops, but you must register.

To register:


  • Please call toll free 1-888-479-3931

For more information on Growing Forward, please call 1-888-479-3931 or e-mail

Author: OMAFRA Staff
Creation Date: 27 January 2010
Last Reviewed: 13 January 2012