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November 2019

Soil Health & Regenerative Organic Agriculture Workshop

November 7, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
National Bank Financial Place-Room A, Gallagher Centre 455 West Broadway, 455 West Broadway
Yorkton, Saskatchewan Canada
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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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“Handing over the Reins-Succession planning for the organic farm” Workshop

November 26, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Room #4 Queensbury Convention Centre, EVRAZ Place, 1700 Elphinstone Street
Regina, Saskatchewan S4P2Z6 Canada
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$15 – $50

Succession planning is a very important topic on any farm-whether conventional or organic- as many farmers are ageing with no formal plan in place. In fact, Statistics Canada reports that 92 per cent of Canadian farms have no written transition plan ready for when the current operator retires. (Adrees Latif/Reuters). This workshop will address the ‘soft issues’ (e.g. navigating family relationships, determining what is fair, etc.) as well as the technical issues (e.g. finance, taxes, etc.) that need to be…

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December 2019

Montana Organic Conference and Business Meeting

December 5, 2019 - December 7, 2019

December 5 - 7, 2019 The Commons 1794 Baxter Lane East, Bozeman, MT 59718 Conference website: https://montanaorganicassociation.org/moa-annual-conference-and-business-meeting/ Includes Organic U, Farm Commons Workshop, Kids U, Tours, Trade Show, Keynote Speaker Matthew Dillon with Clif Bar & Co., Research updates on weeds, crops, seeds, hemp, food and health, and more.

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January 2020

2020 Organic Alberta Conference

January 31 - February 2
Camrose Regional Exhibition Grounds 4250 Exhibition Drive Camrose, AB T4V 4R4

A conference for farmers, ranchers and industry to grow organic agriculture. Organic Alberta is partnering with Western Canadian Holistic Management to provide 3 days of information, insight and inspiration. Early Bird Ends January 3rd. Click here for more information.

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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

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

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

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

  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

  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
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  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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