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March 2020

Think Whole Farm Conference

March 5 @ 8:00 am - March 6 @ 5:00 pm

  All conference details can be found at: https://www.prairieorganics.org/ Prairie Organics Think Whole Farm 2020 is inviting submissions from all disciplines for a scientific poster session to be held at the conference.  Click here for more info.

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SaskOrganics Annual General Meeting-Goes Virtual!

March 27 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
FREE

Due to the postponement of Advancing Organics Conference and Trade Show, the SaskOrganics Annual General meeting is going virtual!   Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/737857661 You can also dial in using your phone. Canada: +1 (647) 497-9391 United States: +1 (312) 757-3129 Access Code: 737-857-661 New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts: https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/737857661   Reports & Supporting Documents AGM Agenda PDF AGM Minutes-2019-03-29 Click here for President's Report Click…

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April 2020

Organic Grain Markets Webinar

April 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
$20

This live webinar will feature a presentation by Alex Heilman, Director of Sales at Mercaris: "Organic Grain Market Fundamentals & Trends; What to Watch for Now and Into the Future". Following that presentation is an Organic Grain Buyer Forum, where you will have a chance to hear from various organic grain buyers on pricing, contract availability and markets. Participating Buyers are: F.W. Cobs-Ben Howrigan Grain Millers-Scott Shiels Manitoba Harvest-Darrell McElroy PHS Organics-Alex Galarneau Pipeline Foods-Jason Charles Seaboard Special Crops-William Duncan Tickets $20.00 +GST…

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June 2020

Mixing it up: Covercropping & Intercropping Webinar

June 19 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
$20.00

This live webinar will cover two ever-popular subjects in Organic Agriculture. The Guest speakers from the University if Manitoba Natural Systems Agriculture department will share their latest research and results from 2019 field research, during their presentation "Injecting plant diversity into organic cropping systems with cover crops and intercropping".   Tickets $20.00 +GST & Eventbrite fees To Register Registration Deadline: Thursday June 18th at Midnight! https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/mixing-it-up-covercropping-intercropping-webinar-tickets-104165876942 No refunds available. All registrants will receive a recorded copy of the webinar so even…

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The Bee’s Knees: Supporting Wild Bee Diversity on Farms Webinar

June 26 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
$20.00

  Want to learn more about promoting pollinators on your farm and the benefits of doing so? This live webinar will feature presentations from Jason Gibbs, Assistant Professor of Entomology at the University of Manitoba and Cody Straza/Allison J. Squires of Upland Organics. You will learn both research and practical how-to's for the farm.       Tickets $20.00 +GST & Eventbrite fees To Register Registration Deadline: Thursday, June 25 at Midnight! https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-bees-knees-supporting-wild-bee-diversity-on-farms-webinar-tickets-104166205926 No refunds available. All registrants will receive a…

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July 2020

Nurturing Nature: Fostering Biodiversity on Farms Webinar

July 10 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Online event
$20.00

  Understand why increasing biodiversity of native plants, insects and animals is important on farms, and learn about some of the programs that are available to help producers increase, conserve or protect critical species & habitat. Guest Speakers: Stephanie Frischie, Ph.D., Agronomist / Native Plant Materials Specialist, Xerces Society Stephanie provides pollinator habitat expertise to farms in Canada and the U.S. She also works with the native seed industry and researchers to plan and develop seed supply of important plant…

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CANCELLED-Back to Your Roots-2020 Field Walk

July 20

Back to Your Roots-2020 Field Walk - CANCELLED  BTYR has decided to cancel their field walk on July 20th.  Although the province has increased numbers for gatherings and restrictions have been lifted, they felt they are not able to safely manage a large group of people in the fields at this time.   If you are interested in walking fields with one of their reps, they are more than willing to meet you in the field in small groups or one on…

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Phos for Us? Managing Phosphorus on Organic Farms Webinar

July 30 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Online event
$20.00

  Managing Phosphorus remains an important issue on organic farms. In this live webinar, you will hear theory and practical research on the subject, as well as learn how to diagnose P deficiencies, how to replace P exported in Crops, P cycling using cover crops, and how to calculate a P budget for a field or farm.   Tickets $20.00 +GST & Eventbrite fees To Register Registration Deadline: Thursday, July 29th at Midnight! https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/phos-for-us-managing-phosphorus-on-organic-farms-webinar-tickets-108495290334 No refunds available. All registrants will receive…

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September 2020

Organic Week: September 7-13

September 7 @ 8:00 am - September 13 @ 5:00 pm

Canada’s National Organic Week is the largest annual celebration of organic food, farming and products across the country. Last year, events included anything from pickling workshops to recipes contests, farm tours, or organic food and drink tastings in retail locations across the country. Every school, retailer, chef, organic grower or advocate is encouraged to get involved. This year because of Covid-19, many of the events are virtual, but that hasn't stopped the celebrations! See below for both National and Provincial…

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October 2020

The Story Behind the Revised Organic Standards Webinar

October 20 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
$20.00

Organic grain production will be impacted under the 2020 Canadian Organic Standards: transition of fields from conventional to organic production will be facilitated as it will be possible grow side by side transitional and organic fields of the same variety (parallel production) in the two last years of transition. A new substance is are also added to fertilize organic land where phosphorous level is sometimes critical: struvite, a substance that martin Entz is testing in the Prairies. Pandemic and drought…

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Organic Grain Markets-Harvest 2020 Webinar

October 28 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Online event
$20.00

  Back by popular demand, this live webinar will be an Organic Grain Buyer Forum format sharing information on markets, pricing, and contract availability from participating Organic Grain Buyers. Tickets $20.00 +GST & Eventbrite fees To Register Registration Deadline: Thursday, October 27th at Midnight! https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/organic-grain-markets-webinar-harvest-2020-tickets-116245157395 No refunds available. All registrants will receive a recorded copy of the webinar so even if you end up not being able to attend when it is live, you will still get to view the recording…

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November 2020

Organic Connections-Goes Virtual!

November 5 - November 6
Online event

Although the Organic Connections Conference and Trade show (in-person event) was cancelled due to Covid-19, there will be a virtual event instead! Stay tuned to their website for details on speakers, topics and schedule. http://organicconnections.ca/

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