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April 2019

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…

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Organic Council of Ontario Annual General Meeting and Policy Forum

April 12 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
The Gibson Centre, 63 Tupper Street West
Alliston, Ontario L9R 1E4 Canada
$25 – $80

Join the Organic Council of Ontario for our 2019 AGM & Policy Forum on April 12th at the Gibson Centre in Alliston, Ontario. We invite OCO members and the general public to participate in a day of informative presentations, discussions, and a delicious local organic tasting experience! When: April 12, 2019 Where: Gibson Centre, Alliston ON Policy Forum and Annual General Meeting: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Local Organic Reception: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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June 2019

Primary & Perennial: Strategies for Optimizing Rotations and Managing Perennial Weeds

June 21 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Queensbury Convention Centre, Room 6, 1700 Elphinstone Street
Regina, Saskatchewan Canada
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$30 – $70

This workshop is about two topics organic farmers deal with every year: Rotation planning, and managing perennial weeds. It will feature presentations by researchers and producers. Crop Rotation Sequencing and its Effects on Yields Sherri Roberts, PAg Crops Extension Specialist, Government of Saskatchewan Using SCIC data, the presentation will highlight various scenarios for crop rotations and the yield increases producers see when they organize rotations using data driven information. Harnessing a host-restricted plant pathogen for the development of a bioherbicide…

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July 2019

“Covering Our Tracks” Field Day

July 24 @ 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Bus Tour to Bangor SK Leaving Regina, Saskatchewan Canada

Program This field day will tour the family farms of Keith Buckingham and Garry Richards, of the Bangor SK area. It will also feature a presentation"Benefits to soil from legumes in a system": Soils data from polycrop study by Dr. Jeff Schoenau, Professor of Soil Fertility at University of Saskatchewan, & Ministry of Agriculture Strategic Research Program (SRP) Chair in Soil Nutrient Management. It is a bus tour departing from Regina, SK (Old Costco Parking Lot), arriving first at Keith…

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Organic Field Walks

July 26 @ 9:45 am - 5:00 pm
Swift Current Research and Development Centre Swift Current, Saskatchewan Canada + Google Map

"Organic research trials including: performance and development of wheat and oat varieties for organic production, intercropping, cover crops, relay continuous cropping, tillage frequency and intensity, options for non-chemical weed control and more." Free admission, but pre-registration required. For more info or to pre-register visit the event web page.

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August 2019

Organic Field Tour with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

August 7 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Leffers Bros., Range Road 201
Coaldale, Alberta Canada
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Event co-hosted by Leffers Bros., AAFC Lethbridge Research and Development Centre and Organic Alberta."Field tour includes: cover crops, organic carrot production, wireworm and root-lesion nematode issues, soil health, weed dynamics and more." For more info and directions visit the registration page.

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October 2019

ORGANIC & NON-GMO FORUM 2019

October 29 @ 9:30 am - October 30 @ 3:30 pm
Hyatt Regency, 1300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, Minnesota USA, 55403, 1300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403 United States
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Organic & Non-GMO Forum Date:  October 29-30, 2019 Venue:  Hyatt Regency, 1300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, Minnesota USA, 55403, +1 612 370 1234 Description:  Join Organic and Non-GMO Forum in critical discussions about the business of Organic Agriculture. Bringing together handlers, buyers, farmers, and processors to discuss the growing demand for organic and non-GMO products. Hear from industry leaders and join the discussion about innovations on the farm, organic grain prices, transitioning acres into organic, certification challenges, and more. For More…

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Organic Research Workshop

October 31 - November 1
Coast Hotel, 905 North Service Rd E
Swift Current, Saskatchewan Canada
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Organic Research Workshop – Oct. 31 to Nov. 1 Coast Hotel, 905 North Service Rd E, Swift Current SK (click here to view poster for more information) Workshop & Tradeshow: 1:00pm-5:30pm, October 31st Evening Social & Tradeshow: 7:00pm-9:30pm, October 31st Workshop & Tradeshow: 8:00am-5:00pm, November 1st Day 1 – Thursday, October 31 Program will include a producer panel of on-farm research project participants, panel and discussion about glyphosate contamination impacts for the organic sector, a grain buyer’s forum, adding value…

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November 2019

Soil Health & Regenerative Organic Agriculture Workshop

November 7 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
National Bank Financial Place-Room A, Gallagher Centre, 455 West Broadway
Yorkton, Saskatchewan Select a Country:
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$30.00 – $70.00

This workshop is taking place during the Grain Millers Harvest Showdown!   Program:  “Intro to Soil Health”-Kevin Elmy, P.Ag. Kevin and his family farm in the Saltcoats, SK area operating a 1500-acre conventional seed farm using many organic principles. Their goal is to create a sustainable cropping system, using cover crops, short term forage stands, grazing, winter cereals, and annual legumes. They aim to improve the soil, build organic matter, and improve profitability of our land.  “What does Soil Health Look…

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Getting the Most out of Each Acre Through Cover Cropping

November 13 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Keystone Centre, 1175 18th St #1
Brandon, Manitoba R7A 7C5 Canada
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This one day event in Brandon, Manitoba will give you the knowledge you need to get started with cover crops. Cover crops offer a large array of agronomic benefits including nitrogen fixation, improved availability of phosphorous, erosion prevention, improved water quality, etc. The event will provide practical in-depth knowledge for both mainstream and organic producers.

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