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July 2017

OPAM Farm Tour followed by evening potluck

July 21, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
Holland, Manitoba Canada

First stop 1 pm: Sunflo Dairy, Morley and Kathleen Sundell On this recently transitioned organic grain farm, which is also has a conventional dairy, you’ll see grazed cover crops, an intercrop of wheat/red clover and silage corn/hairy vetch and an in-vessel compositing facility. Directions: 1 ¼ mi west of Holland, junction of #2 and #34 highways on south side of #2 Second stop: DeRuyck Organic Farms, Gerry and Marie DeRuyck’s Immediately after the tour, the group will proceed to You…

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Keewatin Farm Field Day — Tuesday, 25th July 2017

July 25, 2017 @ 8:30 am

Tuesday, 25th July 2017 Keewatin Farm Field Day, near Regina @8.30am Hosted by: TCO Cert Chapter 4 & SaskOrganics Registration: Early Bird $50/person before 18th July, $60/person after the 18th July 2017 (includes lunch, BBQ supper and refreshments). The day includes stops at the Wecker Farm, Sedley to learn about the on farm research trial comparing Einbock Chopstar inter-row cultivator and Einbock Aerostar rotation harrow; Liebel Farm, Balgonie for a CurseBuster demo; Keewatin Farm to learn about on farm research…

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Equipment Demo, Rourke Farms

July 28, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
Rourke Farms Minto, Manitoba Canada

Rourke Farms is a large farm in the first year of transition. If you thinking about purchasing specialized equipment, this the place to check it out and talk to producers and equipment sellers about what will work for your own seeding, cultivating and harvesting needs. Some of the equipment on hand: ·         60’ Einbock Harrow ·         30’ Einbock Rotation ·         40’ Yetter rotary hoe ·         20’ Buffalo rolling stalk chopper ·         Comb-cut ·         40’ 3 point hitch seed broadcaster ·        …

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August 2017

Johnson Family Farm & Skyline Farm Field Day — Thursday, 3rd August 2017

August 3, 2017

  Thursday, 3rd August 2017 @12noon Johnson Family Farm & Skyline Farm Field Day Hosted by: Garry & Geri Johnson and SaskOrganics Where: near Swift Current Registration: $40/person (includes lunch, supper and refreshments) Interested in learning more about organic oat varieties and how they came about?  Then this is the field day for you.  Grain Millers has been working with Dr. Jennifer Mitchell Fetch on these varieties.  Dr. Mitchell Fetch will be on hand to talk about the importance of breeding cultivars…

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Green Manure Demo, Carnegie Farms, Don and Al Krueger

August 4, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
Brandon, Manitoba Canada

This is a large organic grain farm near Brandon on Newdale clay. You’ll see two different blends of green manures followed by a discussion of the challenges and opportunities for green manure production Directions: Head west on the #1 highway from Brandon. Go North at 270. Turn west on Elton.  The entrance to the yard immediately follows the first home on the south side of the road. Pre-registration is not required. This event is brought to you by the Manitoba…

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Hemp Production Services Organic Field Day

August 23, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

What will you see and learn? Effect of organic fertilizers and application methods on hemp yield - field trial. Martin Entz from U of M will join us in discussing the field trial and share findings from his organic trials examining organic phosphorus amendments. Effect of seeding date and rainfall on weed management and hemp yield - field trial. Green manure rotational trial investigating the effect of different green manures on hemp yield. Hemp stand on alfalfa breaking. Tour of…

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September 2017

Organic Week in Winnipeg: Talk and Doc at Sam’s Place

September 20, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sam’s Place, 159 Henderson Hwy
Winnipeg, Canada

TALK & DOC: Sept. 21 | Sam’s Place | 7pm Join us for a talk with avid cook and Microbiologist, Nandita Selvanathan. Taste the delicious organic dishes prepared to Nandita’s recipes by the talented kitchen staff at Sam’s Place, available for purchase. -Then- Watch the documentary “For Our Peat’s Sake”- about peat moss harvesting, its environmental & cultural damage and how organic production works to minimize damage in agriculture. A Q & A with producer Thayer McInnis will follow the…

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Organic Week in Winnipeg: Cook and Doc at The Food Studio

September 22, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Food Studio, 3200 Roblin Blvd
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada

COOK & DOC: Sept. 22 | The Food Studio | 7pm Nandita’s classes are a wonderful means of community building. Participants will learn to prepare delicious dishes which are fresh and healthy, while realizing that we all are connected to each other and to Mother Earth through food. This event also features a screening of the documentary “For Our Peat’s Sake”- about peat moss harvesting, its environmental & cultural damage and how organic production works to minimize damage in agriculture.…

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October 2017

Annual General Meeting – Manitoba Organic Alliance

October 23, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Riverbank Discovery Centre, 1-545 Conservation Drive
Brandon, Manitoba Canada

Join us for our Annual General Meeting in Brandon; featuring a discussion on Organic Agricultural Insurance in Manitoba. October 23 1 pm-4pm Riverbank Discovery Centre 1-545 Conservation Drive Special Guests: Marla Carlson, Sask Organics Representatives from Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation Agenda items include a panel discussion on current Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation’s (MASC) insurance products for organics, and what measures could make its program more comprehensive for Organic producers. Panel members will include Doug Wilcox of MASC, and Marla Carlson…

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November 2017

Organic & Non-GMO Forum

November 6, 2017 - November 7, 2017

In his keynote address, Mark Cotter, CEO of The Food Group, will illustrate to attendees at the Organic & Non-GMO Forum in St. Louis, Missouri, November 6-7, how breakthrough thinking, trendspotting and data-driven insight can help navigate the challenges of the $47 billion U.S. organic marketplace, where food sales grew 8.4 percent last year, according to a recent Organic Trade Association survey. The growing market for organic, non-GMO and healthier food products is being driven by macro trends related to…

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