In partnership with the Prairie Organic Grain Initiative, the University of Manitoba will be offering a training program for agronomists and other interested people who are interested in providing agronomic advice to organic and ecological farmers. The purpose of this program is to train agronomists, and farmers, in the art and science of organic grain production. The program is open to anyone who is interested.
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm; coffee and snacks provided
Organic Grain & Field Crops Conference - April 2nd, 2016
La Crete Heritage Centre
RSVP by March 29, 2016
Schedule and Speakers
To view the conference program, click here
The one day conference will provide information on improving organic production practices. Network with certifying bodies, grain buyers, researchers and organic producers. Featuring sessions on soil health, fertility and weed management, research trials, organic crop insurance and more.
8:30 am - Registration; Conference - 9:00 am to 7:30 pm (lunch & dinner included)
6:00 pm - Grain Miller Dinner and presentations (add'l tickets available)
February 24, Olds, AB
Demystify the regulations, standards and contract requirements for selling fresh produce. Are you a producer of fresh vegetables or fruit? Are you expanding to the retail market channel? Are you confused about the requirements? This workshop is for you. Register online: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/navigating-the-road-to-retail-tickets-20423631632
Join us for a potluck being organized as part of the National Farmer's Union youth retreat. Meet with young farm leaders from across the country, hear about the recent National New Farmer Report and enjoy good food with good company.
March 8th, 2016
Rundle's Mission Retreat Centre
We're growing the next generation of ecological farmers in Alberta!
Join us February 25th in Olds, AB at 7pm at the Land and Science Building at Olds College. There will be a little networking, a little learning, a little sharing, a little food, a little enjoyment of libations and A LOT of fun!
This event is being organized as part of the 2016 Organic Alberta & Alberta Farm Fresh Producers Conference but anyone is welcome to come!