Over the last few years, Steppingstones has involved with agriculture and agri-business in the following ways:
- Providing Internet and marketing workshops to farmers and agricultural companies
- Preparing business plans, conducting market research and doing member surveys for agricultural associations and private companies
- Designing, producing, managing and evaluating Internet websites for agricultural associations and companies.
There are thousands of web sites providing information on agriculture and agri-business. Here are some of the better ones that you should visit first.
Agri-ville is an Alberta-based agricultural web site that has it all - marketing and production discussion forums moderated by experts; live on-line presentations by experts (using chat); informal chat nights; articles by specialists; links to other sites; buy and sell; an agricultural supplier directory and much more.
AgInfoNet is a company with a mandate to encourage the adoption of information technology to improve the competitiveness of western Canadian prairie agriculture. Agricarta is an information resource directory within AgInfoNet where producers can access reliable, pertinent and timely information on all aspects of agriculture.
AgriWeb Canada - Linked Sites is a very extensive list of links by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada to agriculture and agri-business sites in Canada.
CAFFEINE: Canada's AgriFood Directory is an extensive list of Canadian businesses and producers of food products and services plus related news and information.
Canadian Farm Business Management Council is supported by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. CFBMC has a mandate develop, adapt and share leading edge farm business management information for the Canadian agriculture industry.
PrairieLinks is one of the most extensive private lists about agriculture to be found on the web. Prairie Picks is a selection of the best of today's agricultural web sites.
The Western Producer is western Canada's premium agricultural weekly newspaper that has an excellent web site containing news and all their classified ads.
Canadian Provincial Government Web Sites
Provincial departments of agriculture web sites contain a wealth of information, resources and advice relevant to local farming. Check these out.
Agriculture Directories and Search Engines
If you are in agriculture or in agri-business, here are some specialized directories that you can use to find information, and/or to promote your web site: