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August 2018

Organic & Low-Input Agricultural Systems Field Day

August 1 @ 8:15 am - 5:00 pm
Walker Place, 2150 Walker Street
Swift Current, Saskatchewan
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$30

Host: AAFC Co-Host: SaskOrganics Field trials in the morning tour will include: Intercropping and following cash crops, Diversified cropping strategies to improve sustainability of organic production: Cover crop blends and following cash crops, Allelopathy, Tillage timing and intensity, Polycrop mixes for grazing, New organic trials and studies starting in 2019, among others.

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Northwest SK Organic Producers Field Day

August 7 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Save the date! We are planning a field day in the Richard, SK area on the 7th of August. Details and registration info coming soon so stay tuned!

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Plant Breeding for Low Input Systems

August 8 @ 9:15 am - 3:30 pm
University of Alberta Crop Research Centre, 5427 118 St NorthWest
Edmonton, Alberta T6H 2V8 Canada
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$15

Organic Alberta, in conjunction with the Bauta Initiative and the University of Alberta, is hosting a Plant Breeding for Low Input Systems event on Wednesday, August 8th, 2018. Here you will hear from breeders, farmers, and industry about what it takes to breed cereals for organic and low-input production. We will also be talking about the selection process, the traits farmers and buyers are looking for, and about organic cereal agronomy. The day will feature new varieties, new research, and…

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Natural Systems Agriculture Group Tour of Ian N. Morrison Research Farm

August 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

What you'll see: * mechanical weed control in cereals, dry edible beans and green manures including in-crop tillage, Comb Cut and inter-row tillage * grazing warm-season cover crops and cover crop mixtures * testing oat varieties under organic production (conventional oat varieties and organically bred oat varieties * seed increases in farmer-bred wheat lines - what are the possibilities for farmers to breed and market their own varieties? * using spring fallow to control Canada thistle * moisture conservation in…

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October 2018

4th Annual “Organic & Non-GMO Forum” >>> St. Louis, Oct 29-30, 2018.

October 29 - October 30
Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch, 315 Chestnut Street
St. Louis, MO 63102 United States
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Attend the only event that covers both the practical and business issues surrounding the organic, non-GMO, and conventional supply chain, and addresses the growing opportunities and significant challenges in this sector.  St. Louis, Oct 29-30, 2018. ABOUT ORGANIC & NON-GMO FORUM Over the past two years, the Organic & Non-GMO Forum: Oilseeds & Grains at the Crossroads has quickly become the leading event that brings together handlers, buyers and processors to address current and future challenges to meeting growing demand for organic and…

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November 2018

Organic Connections 2018 Conference and Trade Show

November 1 @ 8:00 am - November 3 @ 5:00 pm
Prairieland Park saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada + Google Map

Growing Organics to Meet the Demand Nov 1-3, 2018 Prairieland Park- Saskatoon, SK.  This is the largest Organic Conference in Western Canada. Join Us !  Please visit the website to register, be an exhibitor or to find out more: www.organicconnections.ca/ Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with the vibrant and growing organic community! The theme for 2018 is “Growing Organics to Meet the Demand”. We are enjoying a time of exciting challenges in organics as demand outstrips supply and farm prices…

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Getting the most out of every acre: the science and practice of intercropping

November 14
Keystone Centre, 1175 18th St #1
Brandon, Manitoba R7A 7C5 Canada
$30

Join us for a one day workshop on November 14th to hear about the science and practice of intercropping. Intercropping is a farmer-led practice gaining credibility as a way to improve yields and decrease pest and disease pressure. Learn about successful practices, approaches, equipment modifications and financial implications for your farm business from farmers and researchers. November 14th 8:00-4:30 Cost: $30/person or $50 for two people from the same farm. Lunch and snacks included. MNP hall, Keystone Centre, Brandon MB…

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November 14 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Keystone Centre Brandon, Manitoba Canada + Google Map
$30

Intercropping Workshop: Getting the most out of every acre November 14, 2018 at the MNP Hall in the Keystone Centre, Brandon Intercropping is a farmer-led practice gaining credibility as a way to improve yields and decrease pest and disease pressure. Learn more about successful practices, approaches, equipment modifications and the financial implications for your farm business. For more details visit: https://www.manitobapulse.ca/events/intercropping-workshop-getting-the-most-out-of-every-acre/ View Agenda:  https://www.manitobapulse.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Intercropping-Workshop-Agenda.pdf

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Transition to Organic Agriculture Information Workshop

November 22 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Room #6 Queensbury Convention Centre EVRAZ Place, 1700 Elphinstone St
Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 2Z6 Canada
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$30 – $70

Interested in transitioning to Organics but not sure where to start? This workshop will provide general information on the following topics: Who is SaskOrganics and what do we do? Organic Statistics from SK, Canada and Beyond General Organic Overview Organic Certification: Requirements, process, and introduction to a few of the major Certifying agencies Agronomics: Weed Control in Organic systems Grain Marketing Information Transition Experiences from a Farmer Panel

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“Manure-Brown, Green or Both: The benefits and challenges of Each” Production Workshop

November 23 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Room #6 Queensbury Convention Centre EVRAZ Place, 1700 Elphinstone St
Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 2Z6 Canada
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$30 – $70

In keeping with the theme of Agribition, we are hosting a livestock themed production workshop during the show. This workshop will have researcher and producer guest speakers, discussing manure and it’s various types & applications used for fertility in Organic production. From composted animal manure, to green manure, to grazing green manure, the speakers will share data, observations, techniques, benefits and challenges surrounding each application or method. This workshop will be one of two workshops of the same theme. In…

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