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February 2017

MOSES Organic Farming Conference

February 23 - February 25
La Crosse Center, 300 Harborview Plaza
La Crosse, WI United States
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Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Service - Organic Farming Conference.  It’s the largest event in the U.S. about organic and sustainable farming, offering 65 workshops over 6 sessions, inspiring keynotes, engaging Roundtables, and a resource-packed Exhibit Hall with over 170 vendors.

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COABC – Certified Organic Associations of BC – Conference 2017

February 24 - February 26
Coast Bastion Hotel, Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada + Google Map

Join us in Nanaimo at the Coast Bastion Hotel for our next annual conference. 2017's theme is "Relationships in Transition: Land, Livestock, Waterways, and Community." We will have sessions for producers from small and large, processors looking to reach the wholesale market, livestock health and welfare. This year we will host a roundtable discussion sharing cross-cultural perspectives on Indigenous foods. Friday February 24 to Sunday February 26, 2017 Coast Bastion, Nanaimo, BC Snuneymuxw Territory

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Certified Organic Associations of BC 2017 Conference

February 24 - February 26
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada + Google Map

Join us in Nanaimo at the Coast Bastion Hotel for our next annual conference. 2017's theme is "Relationships in Transition: Land, Livestock, Waterways, and Community." We will have sessions for producers from small and large, processors looking to reach the wholesale market, livestock health and welfare. This year we will host a roundtable discussion sharing cross-cultural perspectives on Indigenous foods. Keynote Speaker, Nicholas Peterson, will be helping to create meaning and value in our relationships with everything around us. He…

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March 2017

Organic Agronomy Training

March 10 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Ian N. Morrison Research Station, Carman, Manitoba R3H 0H1 Canada + Google Map

In partnership with the Prairie Organic Grain Initiative, the University of Manitoba is offering Part Two of the Organic Agronomy Training Program. Agronomists and others who are interested in providing agronomic advice to organic and ecological farmers will be equipped with data-gathering and decision support tools, and be trained in the art and science of organic grain production. The tools provided will enable participants to take a systematic and comprehensive approach when working with farmer clients using diagnostics, problem identification,…

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April 2017
Free

Spring Workshop on Organic Research

April 7 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Swift Current Research and Development Centre, Swift Current, Saskatchewan Canada + Google Map

Program will include: Updates on organic research on: tillage, crop rotation, green manure, cover crops, intercropping, phosphorus cycling; Saskatchewan weed surveys; Update on organic oat breeding and varieties; Improving financial performance of organic farming; Experiences of organic farmers in south-west Saskatchewan; Evolution of organic production in Saskatchewan. Location: Swift Current Research and Development Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Swift Current, Sask.

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June 2017
Free

Mackenzie County Field Day with Mackenzie Applied Research Association — June 24th, 2017

June 24 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm

Topics: New Organic Research, Crop Varieties & Cover Crops  Speaker: Michelle Carkner, Participatory Plant Breeding Coordinator at University of Manitoba Time: 9:30 am – 1:30 pm Location: Fort Vermilion Experimental Farm, 5901 River Road, Fort Vermillion, AB   Cost: Free

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$20.00

Alberta and BC Peace Region Field Day with organic farmer Jed Franklin — June 26th, 2017

June 26 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Topics: New Organic Research, Organic Management Techniques & Crop Varieties Speaker: Michelle Carkner, Participatory Plant Breeding Coordinator at University of Manitoba Time: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm Location: Jed Franklin's farm (Box 929 Chetwynd, BC) Cost: $20.00 (lunch included) Event page: http://organicalberta.org/article/field-day-with-organic-farmer-jed-franklin-chetwynd-bc/

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July 2017

Cover Crop Field Day — July 5th, 2017

July 5 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Cover Crop Field Day Wednesday July 5th, 2017 9:00am – 3:00pm Come join us for a fun day and learn more about incorporating cover cropping and intercropping into your conventional and organic operation.   Come for a morning of interesting speakers (Derek Axten & Lana Shaw) and an afternoon of field tours and demo's.  Bring the whole family, children's activities ! Pre-Registration is FREE....if you Register by July 1st.  After this day, registration is $10/person. Please rsvp to allison@uplandorganics.ca or…

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Taylor Grain Field Day — Friday, 7th July 2017

July 7 @ 12:00 pm

Friday, 7th July 2017 @12noon Taylor Grain Field Day Hosted by Greg & Cathy Taylor and SaskOrganics Where: Taylor Farm, Parkman, Saskatchewan Registration: $20/person (includes lunch & refreshments) Greg and Cathy Taylor have nearly completed the process of transitioning their 1400 cultivated acre farm to organics. Guided by the soil science and plant health education received from Back To Your Roots Soil Solutions Inc., Greg and Cathy are committed to soil stewardship and to growing nutrient-dense food to feed themselves…

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Organic On Farm Demonstration Plot: Camera Guided Cultivation in Solid Seeded Organic Hemp

July 17 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Winkler, Manitoba Canada + Google Map

Winkler, Manitoba Fresh Hemp Foods is partnering with PGF Organics (part of Kroeker Farms) and the Prairie Organic Grain Initiative to conduct an on-farm demonstration plot. The partners are developing a staging guide for in-crop cultivation in organic and transitional hemp production under solid-seeded conditions. The field tour will profile general hemp agronomy, row cropped hemp (22”  vs. narrow rows), new innovations in mechanical weed control and considerations for mid-summer planting of green manures. Transportation to the field is included…

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