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July 2019

Covering our Tracks-Field day

July 24, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 6:00 pm

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 the Bangor…

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Organic Field Walk

July 26, 2019 @ 9:45 am - 5:00 pm
Swift Current Research & Development Centre Swift Current, SK Canada + Google Map

Tour of the Participatory Wheat Breeding Trial and Oat Variety Trial on the organic area at South Farm, in addition to the Organic Oat “B” Yield Trial under Jennifer Mitchell Fetch on the Wheatland Conservation Area just across the road from South Farm.  After lunch, tour of the rest of our organic trials and other projects. Click here for a list of the trials. Begins from parking lot at our centre (watch for signs), come back for lunch, and then…

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September 2019

Organic Week

September 9, 2019 @ 8:00 am - September 15, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Join Organic Week 2019 Organic Week is back September 9-15 for it's 10th annual celebration of organic food, farming and products! Year after year, we've been partnering with amazing organic stakeholders from across the entire supply chain, like YOU, to education Canadians about the many benefits of organic farming on human health, animals, the environment and communities! For more information about Organic Week and how to get involved, visit: https://organicweek.ca/about/  

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Cultivate.Nourish.Inspire. A celebration of organic food & farming in Saskatchewan

September 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Local & Fresh, 1377 Hamilton Street
Regina, Saskatchewan S4R 2B6
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Canada’s national Organic Week is the largest annual celebration of organic food, farming and products across the country. Hundreds of individual events showcase the benefits of organic agriculture and its positive impact on the environment. Organic represents a vibrant alternative food system and an alternative option for clothing, personal care and cleaning products. This year is Organic Week's 10th Anniversary and SaskOrganics is celebrating Saskatchewan's organic food and farming to mark the occasion! Join us for a wonderful evening of fresh local and organic…

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Eat, Think, Vote-All Candidates Forum

September 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Core Ritchie Neighborhood Centre, 445 14th Avenue
Regina, Saskatchewan Canada
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Food matters. Canadians make choices everyday about food that directly impacts their health, environment and communities. As we look ahead to the federal election, Food Regina would like to invite you to a discussion with candidates in the upcoming federal election to talk about food insecurity and the food issues that matter the most to them. This event is part of Eat Think Vote, a non-partisan campaign coordinated by Food Secure Canada with events from coast to coast to coast,…

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October 2019

Organic Research Workshop, Swift Current SK

October 31, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - November 1, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Program 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 to SK-grown organic crops, and more. Refreshments included with registration Supper Break (supper not included with registration) Reconvene for an evening social with live music, opportunity…

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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, 2020 - February 2, 2020
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, 2020 @ 8:00 am - March 6, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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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