Growing High Quality Organic Grains II Organic Alberta : La Crete Conference
April 5 - April 6
April 5 & 6, 2019 | La Crete Heritage Centre | La Crete, AB
Thinking about growing organic grain and not sure where to start? Our workshop on April 5th will introduce you to what organic farming is all about, what’s involved in certification, agronomics, marketing, and a special workshop on record keeping for organic operations! View a tentative schedule of speakers for the day: http://organicalberta.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2019/03/Tentative-Transition-Schedule.pdf
Our one day conference on April 6th is your opportunity to dig deeper into organic production and meet industry contacts. Sessions will focus on cover crops, soil health, soil testing, networking with grain buyers, and how to integrate livestock and crops.
Join us for our annual La Crete conference on April 5th & 6th at the La Crete Heritage Centre! This year’s theme is all about growing high quality grain through soil health and agronomic practices.
Are you new to organic farming or just beginning to consider going organic? Friday, April 5th we are offering a special Transition to Organics Workshop from 1:00-5:30 to support you in making the switch to organics. The afternoon will include sessions on what’s involved in certification, marketing organic commodities, agronomic decisions, stories from organic farmers, and a special workshop on Record Keeping for Organic Operations from 2:45-4:45 PM.
The Growing High Quality Organic Grains conference on Saturday runs from 9:00-6:00. We have a great lineup of speaker covering topics like cover crops, marketing peas, integrating livestock and crops, and how to read a soil test. The trade show runs throughout the day as well and there will be many opportunities to network and make new connections!
Don’t forget to stop in at the trade show Friday morning between 10:00-12:00! It’s free to the public and it is a great opportunity to chat with representatives from across Alberta’s organic industry, including grain buyers, certification bodies, and input and equipment dealers