Transition to Organic Farming Workshop
Transition to Organic Farming Workshop

Transition to Organic Farming Workshop

Friday, November 27th AGRIBITION 2015 – Queensbury Conference Centre – Conference Room #4, Evraz Place FREE Admission – No Pre-Registration Required

Morning Workshop: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm Afternoon Workshop: 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Workshop Program

Organic Farming 101 – Will Oddie, Keewatin Farms, SaskOrganics Director Learn the basics – what is organic farming? How long does it take to transition my farm to organic production? What steps to I need to take to get organic certification for my farm?

Organic Market Advantage – Cody Sander, Pro-Cert & Scott Shiels, Grain MillersThere has never been a better time to enter organic farming than now. Find out how consumer demand for organic food is outpacing Canadian production capacity. Did you know North America accounts for 50% of global demand for organic food but only makes up 7.5% of global organic production? Learn more about organic markets, pricing and increased profitability.

Organic Weed Control & Soil Fertility – Steve Shirtliffe, PhD, University of Saskatchewan An opportunity to find out about the principles and practices for weed control and improving soil fertility in organic production.

If you are planning to attend Agribition (23rd -28th November) please drop by SaskOrganics booth #502 in Banner Hall and at Booth #15 at the Grain Expo (24th & 25th November).

For more information please contact Marla Carlson – Tel: 306-535-3456 or emailmarla@saskorganic.com

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