FARMERS COMING TOGETHER TO LEARN, SHARE KNOWLEDGE, AND BUILD NETWORKS

Our newest project is here! Join Organic Alberta for our first Farm Club meetings this July. Farm clubs will help improve farming practices through self-directed learning by providing opportunities for farmers to discuss their challenges and collaborate on solutions. Five regional hubs will be held throughout the province, where farmers can meet to share their challenges, interests, best practices, and solutions. The focus is on organic grain producers, but all who are interested are welcome!

We’ll kick off the day with an introduction and conversation about Farm Clubs, and how they work. We will then head out to the field for a crop tour at the host farm. The topics and crops will vary with each host farm, but you can be sure we’ll be talking about our usual suspects, such as soil health, weed management, crop rotations, equipment, markets, and more.

Farm Club Details

Date: Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Host: Pier Brouwer

Location: Gunn, AB

Time: 10 am – 3 pm

Cost: $12 (Lunch included)

Directions: Coming from the Northeast on Hwy 33 between Gunn and Barrhead: Turn West onto township road 570. Follow that approximately 6 miles, then turn North (right) onto Rge Rd 42. In about two miles, turn West (left) onto Township 572, then North (right) onto Rge Rd 43. Pier’s place is just over a mile down Rge Rd 43. It’s the last place on the East side, just before the end of the road: 57307 Rge Rd 43.

Date: Thursday, July 12, 2018

Host: Greg Wedman & Ryan Cameron

Location: Millet-Falun, AB

Time: 6 pm – 9 pm

Cost: $12 (Dinner included)

Directions: Coming from Hwy 2: go West on Hwy 616 for about 6 miles. Turn South (left) onto Rge Rd 264. Go about two miles to the stop sign, turn East (left) onto Township road 473. Ryan’s is the second place on the South (right) side. Address: 263039 TWP RD 473.

Date: Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Location: Foothills Centennial Centre, Okotoks, AB

Time: 10 am – 3 pm

Cost: $12 (Lunch included)

Date: Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Host: Keely Wohlgemuth

Location: Z-Spread Farm, Wanham, AB

Time: 10 am – 3 pm

Cost: $12 (Lunch included)

Directions: Go North through Wanham on range road 33 for approximately 3 miles, to Twp road 784. Turn right (East) and go for 1 mile.  It is the second yard on the North side of the road. There is a sign at the end of the driveway: 32010 Township Road 784

Date: Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Host: Bernie & Leanne Wickenheiser

Location: Hays, AB

Time: 10 am – 3 pm

Cost: $12 (Lunch included)

Email Tierra Stokes or call the Organic Alberta office at 587-521-2400 for further details.

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