Mackenzie County, AB
Mackenzie Applied Research Association, Hemp Genetics & Organic Alberta are hosting an:
Agriculture Field Tour on Tuesday July 5th, 2016
Featuring stops to see hemp, faba bean, organic oat, and cover crops. Includes information on hemp varieties, soil fertility, nutrient management, grain quality and more.
Free event - BBQ lunch included
8:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Registration begins at 8:00 AM at the Blue Hills Motel
Contact MARA to register: 780-927-3776 or Organic Alberta: 587-521-2400
Field Tour: Newell's Organic Farm, Near Radway AB
Experienced grain farmer, Charles Newell, will share innovative ways to build soil fertility and manage weeds in organic crop production. Newell's Organic Farm has pasture and crops that include organic oats, barley, and red clover. He also raises cattle.
To view the poster for more information, click here.
Tour Host: Leffers Organic Farm & Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Lethbridge Research and Development Centre
The morning begins at the Lethbridge Research and Development Centre with a tour of their research plots. We will hear from a team of researchers on their work related to sustainable crop production. Topics will include weed biocontrol, integrated pest management, plant disease resistance, apiculture research, soil health and nutrient management.
In the afternoon, we'll tour Leffers Organic Farm and hear how the brothers are using diverse crop rotations and green manures to mitigate weeds, and build soil fertility. The farm has been certified organic since 2004, and produces organic wheat, alfalfa, dry beans, carrots, and red beets.
The theme is "Organics: Resilience in a Time of Change". In a time where organic demand outstrips supply and farm prices reflect the positive market conditions, organic export markets open new opportunities.
This year's program is designed to have a balance of practical agronomic and marketing information, some interesting new and different strategies and ideas, and a few things thrown in just for fun. Network with like-minded folks and visiting with buyers and suppliers - and if that isn't of interest, the all-organic food throughout the conference will keep you happy too!
The Organic Federation of Canada is proud to present the 2nd Canadian Organic Science Conference.
"Sharing research that grows organic" is the theme for this year's conference. World renowned international and Canadian scientists will present their research in all aspects of organic agriculture, including crop and livestock production, soil science, and value chain development.
The conference is being held in Montreal-Longueuil, Quebec at the Sandman Hotel from September 19-21, 2016. This year's conference will include 2 days of conference presentations and a field day of visits to several Quebec organic farms.
Presented by Cows and Fish, Elkwater Community Hall will play host to the 13th Annual Southern Alberta Grazing School for Women.