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Farm Tour – Beaton Farm (FaRM Program)

August 12 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Mark your calendars for the last MOA Summer Farm Tour at Beaton Farm near Stonewall, MB!

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Do you want to learn more about cover crops? MOA is collaborating with Farmers for Climate Solutions (FCS) to offer cover cropping training through their new, free, online Farm Resilience Mentorship Program (FaRM). The farm tours will be a part of the FaRM training, and are also open to all growers!

FaRM Tours

FaRM tours offer in person opportunities to connect with FaRM Mentors and the extended farming community in Manitoba! Join in as agriculture experts provide practical tools, and boots on the ground training to help you make the most of soil fertility, weed management and crop biodiversity to enhance harvest outcomes and support a clean environment. Immerse yourself in conversation with cereal specialists, local farmers, and industry specialists, while growing relationships with other organic farmers in the field and across the table over a local prairie meal.

Make sure to prepare for the weather-rain or shine! 

Bring bug spray and clothing to shield you from mosquitoes!  

Water bottles encouraged! We will have a water bottle refill station onsite.

You can register as a general participant and make your $10 payment for the catered lunch by clicking the button below.

Tour/Training Schedule

Subject to change

10:00AM – Welcome 

Karen Klassen & Scott Beaton – Why cover crops?

11:00AM – First Field: Sweet clover, wild oats and wild millet for haying

Michelle Carkner – Cover crop rotations, and post-harvest cover crops

11:45AM – Second Field: Annual green manure with cattle grazing.

Alex Boersch – Types of cover crops, including perennials and termination methods

12:30PM – Lunch

Catered lunch by Danny’s Whole Hog

1:15PM – Field Three: Wheat underseeded to italian ryegrass, turnips & berseem clover

Andrew Harris – Cover crop uses – fall grazing and underseeding

2:00PM – Cover crop funding and insurance coverage

Manitoba Association of Watershed funding and MASC on insurance coverage

Additional field with thistles seeded with millet and eventually alfalfa.

Make sure to prepare for the weather! We’ll be spending a large portion of the day outside so be sure to dress appropriately and bring water. We will have a water bottle refill station onsite. 

Register here

Thank you to our sponsors!

Details

Date:
August 12
Time:
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Venue

Beaton Farms

Organizer

Manitoba Organic Alliance
Email:
info@manitobaorganicalliance.com
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