Prairie Organic Grain Initiative
The Prairie Organic Grains Initiative is a four-year program dedicated to achieving resiliency and stability in the prairie organic sector by focusing on increasing the quantity and quality of organic grains, and developing relationships across organic market value chains.
The Initiative is a partnership with several industry stakeholders across the value chain, including Organic Alberta, SaskOrganics, Manitoba Organic Alliance, Certified Organic Associations of British Columbia (COABC), as well as The Canadian Organic Trade Association (COTA), The Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada (OACC), and The Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security.
By working together with farmers, researchers, government, NGOs, processors, brokers, buyers, and certification bodies, the Prairie Organic Grain Initiative is bringing together the organic community across the Prairies to achieve the common goal of resiliency in the sector.
Pivot and Grow is an online platform for new and transitioning organic grain farmers looking to find resources, to connect with experts, find organic grain prices and build marketing relationships.
Young Agrarians is growing the next generation of ecological farmers in Alberta. Through potlucks, farm tours, workshops and mixers, we are building a supportive network for new and young farmers. Young Agrarians focuses on farmer-to-farmer relationships and learning and is now running a apprenticeship program.
Bauta Family Canadian Seed Security Initiative
Organic Alberta is the prairie host of the Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security. The goal of this program is to help support and build a Canadian seed system that provides a solid foundation for food security, climate resilience, and community well-being.