Two Day Stockmanship Schools with Hand'n Hand Solutions
JUNE 13&14, 8:30am - 5:30pm Red Deer County Office, Red Deer, AB
JUNE 16&17, 8:30am - 5:30pm, Weedon Pioneer Community Hall, Cochrane AB. 

Join Richard McConnell and Tina Williams, of Hand'n Hand Solutions, as they present their two-day Proper Stockmanship Schools in two locations in Alberta. All session are taught in a classroom, using lecture, Q&A, and many videos. Stockmanship School is hosted by Organic Alberta, and our partners, Grey Wooded Forage Association and Foothills Forage Associations.

Click here to view the school outline. 

$60 for members (Organic Alberta & Partner Forage Association)/$80 non-members
Stay tuned for more information or contact your local Forage Association or Organic Alberta:

Tuesday, 08 March 2016 15:03

Organic Agronomy Training Program

Next Agronomy Training Session is June 16th in Carman Manitoba

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.

Visit our Eventbrite Page to Register today. 

Transition to Organic Grains Pre-Conference Workshop - April 1st, 2016
La Crete Heritage Centre
RSVP by March 29, 2016

A must attend if you are thinking about organic grain production and marketing. This introductory workshop will provide information to help you navigate the transition and certification process, learn about growing and marketing organic grains, and get the industry contacts you need to get started.

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)

Saturday, 06 February 2016 09:41

Navigating the Road to Retail Workshop

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

Road to Retail

Friday, 05 February 2016 14:54

Young Agrarians Potluck - Pigeon Lake, AB

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

Find it on Google Map

Friday, 05 February 2016 14:25

Young Agrarians Mixer - Olds, AB

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! 


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