About CAFA

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Who we are:

The Canadian Association of Farm Advisors is a non-profit professional organization dedicated to assisting farm businesses by increasing the skills and knowledge of farm advisors.

National Mission:

CAFA is a non-profit, self regulating organization for Canadian farm advisors. It’s mission is to continually improve the quality of advice being given to farm producers and their families, including agribusiness.

Our Objectives:

         - To improve the level of education of farm advisors

         - To improve the level of professionalism of farm advisors

         - To improve the access to qualified farm advice


CAFA Members include, among others:

         - accountants 

         - lawyers

         - financial planners

         - bankers

         - insurance brokers

         - trust officers

         - agrologists

         - agriculture economists

         - home economists

         - educators

         - family therapists

         - farmers

“CAFA is a concept whose time has come. For professionals with farm clients–It’s a no brainer.”
~ Don Forbes


CAFA’s diverse membership enhances its members’ appreciation for the complexity of issues facing family-owned farm business.

CAFA believes that the team based / multi-disciplinary approach is the most effective way to fully address the issues involved in family farm businesses - the interface and family dynamics.

Making use of the knowledge and expertise offered by professionals in a multi-disciplinary setting brings a broader perspective and inspires new strategies to address our common goal: helping family farm businesses solve their unique challenges.

"I like how CAFA brings all the advisors together with Agriculture in common."
Doug Treble, Treble Law Office, Crystal City, Manitoba

Why Face-to-Face Networking Still Trumps Social Networking

By Dan Schawbel, Time Magazine April 27, 2012

Read more: http://moneyland.time.com/2012/04/27/why-face-to-face-networking-trumps-social-networking/#ixzz1teVz1OVy

How we fulfill our mission:

CAFA provides our members with:

- educational programs, materials, seminars, lectures and conferences

- professional standards and eventual certification. Our members make a stronger commitment to the farm sector than their peers

- networking opportunities through our local monthly chapters and national events

- potential clientele and referral sources

- familiarity with the range of issues and professional services available to address client concerns