Posted On:  Dec 12   |   Newsletters

December 2019 Newsletter

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Event Date:  Jan 23, 2020

January 23 | Ag Days, Brandon, MB

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Grainews. Manitoba’s Participatory Plant Breeding program turns farmers into plant breeders

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Posted On:  Dec 10   |   News

SaskOrganics Research Report

SaskOrganics surveyed its members

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Posted On:  Dec 10   |   News

Organic Seed Growers Conference

Event Date:  Feb 12, 2019

February 12-15, 2020 | Corvallis, Oregon

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Posted On:  Dec 10   |   Events

Organic Vegetable Seed Production Course

Want to learn more about producing organic seeds?

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Posted On:  Dec 6   |   News

Horsch introduces inter-row cultivator

Western Producer. The new hoeing tool was designed in part as a response to increased public pressure on herbicides in Europe

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Western Producer. Group says it is attracting younger members, particularly in Ontario and B.C., but Western Canada remains a challenge

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The Western Producer. Organic canola is a rare sight on the Prairies, but some wonder if it might be making a comeback.

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Early in 2020, Montana Specialty Mills will open its oilseed crushing plant in Great Falls, Mont. The plant will process non-GMO canola, organic canola and flaxseed.

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Instead of adding chemical inputs to his Oxbow-area farm, he bought cleaning equipment and a mill — and became one of the first organic farmers in North America to do so.

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Pembina Valley Online. Will and Jen Bergmann of Glenlea, MB are heading off to Fredericton, NB this week for the Canada's Outstanding Young Farmer's Awards Banquet.

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Posted On:  Dec 2   |   News

Natural ways to improve soil quality

Grainews. Cover crops may be more practical than molasses and milk

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Posted On:  Dec 2   |   News

Call for expertise

The Standards Interpretation Committee is recruiting experts.

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Comment period – December 2, 2019 to January 13, 2020

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Posted On:  Nov 28   |   News

Rise of oat milk may lift demand

Western Producer. Oats have always been associated with “healthy” attributes, but the crop’s market power has not always reflected that reputation because consumer trends away from breakfast cereals have been a drag on products such as Quaker oatmeal and Cheerios.

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Western Producer. Field production of hemp for CBD oil, cooking oil, protein, fibre and animal feed might soon become an important part of prairie agriculture.

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Western Producer. The report stated Canada was the world's fifth largest agricultural exporter in 2018, with about 35 per cent of those exports, worth almost C$34 billion, going to the U.S.

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Posted On:  Nov 27   |   News

The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

My Steinbach. Opinion piece.

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Event Date:  Feb 28, 2019
Direct Farm Manitoba is excited to bring you the 2020 Direct Farm Marketing Conference! The 2020 conference is in Brandon, Manitoba, at the Keysto

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Western Producer. Research indicates soil micro-organism activity has its own seasonability.

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Posted On:  Nov 13   |   Events

Dec 9 – 11: DIRT Workshop

Event Date:  Dec 9, 2019

Dakota Innovation, Research and Technology (DIRT) Workshop

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Posted On:  Nov 13   |   News

U of M Manitoba Cover Crop Survey

Did you grow a cover in 2019? We want to know. Dr. Yvonne Lawley is launching a three year survey to find out the number of acres, types of farmers

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Posted On:  Nov 12   |   Newsletters

November 2019 Newsletter

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Posted On:  Nov 8   |   Events

Growing Opportunities with Local Food

Event Date:  Nov 19, 2019

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Posted On:  Nov 4   |   News

Kernza plant breeder recognized

Manitoba Cooperator. Faces of Ag: Doug Cattani has spent his career working on perennial grasses

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Posted On:  Nov 4   |   News

Homegrown ‘boutique wheat’

Country Guide. Breeding program lets farmers participate in breeding wheat and oat varieties suited to organic production

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OrganicBiz. One oat miller in Saskatchewan said organic oat yields and quality have been good in spite of bad weather.

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Manitoba Cooperator. Blaine Pedersen takes point on an expanded Agriculture Department

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Manitoba Cooperator. Together, Will and Jen grow loads of harvested beets from his and wife Jen’s organic vegetable CSA garden.

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Manitoba Cooperator. MASC’s 2019 Variety Market Share Information lists crop acreages and the percentage of plantings by variety

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Posted On:  Oct 25   |   News

Digging into the cost of drying grain

Alberta Farmers Express. How do your grain-drying costs compare? There are many factors to consider but provincial experts estimate the usual range is 10 to 16 cents per bushel per percentage point drop in moisture.

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Posted On:  Oct 18   |   News

New MB Ag Protein Strategy Website

Manitoba Agriculture launched a new protein section on its website to inform stakeholders about the progress and opportunities surrounding the Manitob

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Posted On:  Oct 17   |   News

Researcher grades on-farm soil management

Western Producer.

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Posted On:  Oct 12   |   Newsletters

October 2019 Newsletter

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Preventive maintenance can help reduce risk of loss of grain — and equipment — due to fire

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Country Guide. The organization is ready to embark on the next 40 years of funding vital crop and agronomic research to benefit western Canadian growers

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Event Date:  Nov 13, 2019

Managing nutrients is an ongoing challenge for all crop farmers. Join us at this workshop to learn how cover cropping can improve your cropping system and your bottom line.

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Manitoba Cooperator. Plant scientist recognized for contributions to organic agriculture

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Posted On:  Oct 3   |   News

Why do Canadians eat organic?

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(Regina, October 2, 2019) SaskOrganics is pleased to launch our Education Scholarship. The scholarship has been made possible thanks to a generous don

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Event Date:  Oct 31, 2019

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Posted On:  Sep 29   |   News

Sustainability in the Fields

Bake.

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Event Date:  Nov 20, 2019

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Event Date:  Nov 12, 2019

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Event Date:  Oct 29, 2019

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Event Date:  Sep 17, 2019
The Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) has released the draft version of the revised Canadian Organic Standards. Public comments will be accepted

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Posted On:  Sep 12   |   Newsletters

September 2019 Newsletter

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Event Date:  Sep 12, 2019

The Organic Food Council of Manitoba invites you to a Sept 12th Organic Week 2019 Reception

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Posted On:  Sep 5   |   News

Survey: Agriculture and Climate Change

As trusted voices and experts with a lifetime of knowledge, they will be centring the voices of farmers who can speak authentically to the impacts of climate change.

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Event Date:  Sep 10, 2019
Tue, Sep 10, 2019 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT This webinar focuses on the record keeping requirements for dry matter intake (DMI) during the grazing seas

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Event Date:  Sep 10, 2019

Organic Alberta screening of FROM SEED TO SEED in Edmonton, AB, during Organic Week 

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Posted On:  Sep 1   |   News

A Grain Revival

For a long period, bread remained unchanged. Now processors are tasked with using specialty grains to add nutritional value while keeping labels clean for consumers

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ORGANICBIZ.

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Posted On:  Aug 30   |   News

Organic crop prices soft ahead of harvest

OrganicBiz.

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Learn how to live with weeds, increase crop diversity, design a successful crop rotation, and so much more!

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Learn how you can measure and maintain your cost of production in organic production.

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Posted On:  Aug 26   |   News

New Episode: Grain on the Brain Podcast

SEASON 1, EPISODE 4 – MANAGING WEEDS IN ORGANIC CROPS Brenda Frick, organic expert on weeds in organic cropping , talks about practical and helpf

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Posted On:  Aug 26   |   News

CanExport for businesses

Funding that helps your company grow into global markets Expand your business horizons Looking to grow your business globally? Apply online for up

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Posted On:  Aug 26   |   News

Climate Action Incentive Fund

Climate Action Incentive Fund: Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises Project stream The Climate Action Incentive Fund (CAIF) SME Project stream pro

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Posted On:  Aug 22   |   News

Calculating a good cover crop plan

MANITOBA COOPERATOR. Set yourself up for success when it comes to cover crops

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COUNTRY GUIDE. In English, this Quebec farm’s name means to make speed upwind.

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MANITOBA COOPERATOR. Four years after the Small Scale Farm Manitoba report, crop insurance for small-scale food producers doesn’t seem to be on the province’s radar

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Posted On:  Aug 12   |   News

Hemp yield uncertain ahead of harvest

MARKETS FARM. Producers report harvested yields in November

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Posted On:  Aug 9   |   News

Weed control from the back of the combine

COUNTRY GUIDE. Prairie manufacturers are offering chaff collectors, and AAFC continues tests with the Harrington Seed Destructor

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Posted On:  Aug 8   |   News

Cover crops, compost and carbon

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Posted On:  Aug 7   |   News  |  Newsletters

August 2019 Newsletter

Get the latest information on the Manitoba organic sector.

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Posted On:  Aug 6   |   News

PRODUCER SURVEY ON SEED ROYALTIES

The purpose of this Producer Survey is to gather feedback directly from farmers, to gauge awareness of the proposals and seek your initial viewpoints.

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FORBES: Michelob ULTRA Pure Gold started its Contract for Change program to help farmers switch from conventional to organic grain.

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ORGANIC BIZ: Corn bids and offers have lately been far apart, with bids generally a dollar or more below the C$12 per bushel Ontario farmers would like to see.

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ORGANIC BIZ. Half of all meat eaters say they want to cut back and eat more plant-based foods.

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Posted On:  Jul 18   |   News

Prairie organics bounce back

WESTERN PRODUCER: Since hitting a low of 1,170 organic crop producers in 2013, the industry has been booming.

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Posted On:  Jul 12   |   Newsletters

July 2019 Newsletter

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WESTERN PRODUCER: The model 3600 pull-type, rotary hoe provides narrow transport and is available up to 66 feet wide. Effective in crusted soils during emergence and able to kill weeds without herbicides, the hoe can also aerate wet residue ahead of seeding.

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New report highlights prairies as a significant contributor to Canadian organics Canada Organic Trade Association’s latest report shows continue

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WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: Loss of government funding a major hurdle for sector

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Posted On:  Jul 5   |   News

Reviving Ancient Wheat

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WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: New venture, Lark, will be a full-service café, bakery and market

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Posted On:  Jul 4   |   News

Machine controls weeds with steam

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Organic Federation of Canada - July 3, 2019 The Canadian General Standards Board is looking for your feedback! Farmers, processors, consumers and o

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Posted On:  Jul 3   |   Events

OPAM’s Farm Tour and Potluck Supper

Event Date:  Jul 26, 2019
OPAM will be having their Farm Tour & Potluck BBQ of the season on Friday, July 26, 2019. Everyone will gather at 1:00  pm to begin the tour at t

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WESTERN PRODUCER: Allison Squires and Cody Straza appreciate the freedom to make their own decisions and the rewards of running their own business.

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Posted On:  Jun 27   |   Events

Prairie Organics Conference 2020

Event Date:  Mar 5, 2020

Think. Connect. Learn.

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Posted On:  Jun 13   |   Events

Swift Current Organic Field Walks

Event Date:  Jul 26, 2019
Co-hosted by SaskOrganics, TCO chapters 7 and 8, and producers on the Advisory Committee on Organic Research at SCRDC.  The plan is to tour the Part

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Posted On:  Jun 13   |   Events

Organic Grain Industry Teleconference

Event Date:  Jun 19, 2019
Organic Grain Industry Teleconference Growing the Organic Community through Exchange Wednesday, June 19, 2019 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM MST. The goal

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Posted On:  Jun 12   |   Newsletters

June 2019 Newsletter

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Posted On:  Jun 3   |   News

Natural pest control still a challenge

https://www.manitobacooperator.ca/crops/natural-pest-control-for-potato-crops-still-a-challenge/

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https://organicbiz.ca/organic-commodity-prices-holding-firm-after-falling/

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Posted On:  May 24   |   News

Organic animal farms benefit bird species

Source: OrganicBiz Date: May 24, 2019 Photo Credit: Aleksi Lehikoinen Read Article Here

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Event Date:  Jul 16, 2019
The Natural Systems Agriculture research group has planned three field tours this summer. Join us July 16th and 17th to see our organic crop and soi

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Proceedings from the 2019 Organic Agriculture Research Forum are now available. This day-long event held on February 16th in Portland Oregon, feature

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https://ota.com/news/press-releases/20699

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SOURCE: The Star PUBLISHED: May 20, 2019 Click here to read article. 

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https://www.manitobacooperator.ca/daily/hay-prices-skyrocket-as-prairie-drought-continues

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https://organicbiz.ca/replacing-u-s-imports-of-organic-soybeans-unlikely/

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SOURCE: Canadian Organic Growers Spring has (finally) arrived! With the new season comes new updates, and this is an important one for fa

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The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food held hearings on the topic PERCEPTION OF AND PUBLIC TRUST IN THE CANADIAN AGRICULT

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Organic agriculture is growing quickly in Canada and includes a diversity of individuals and a wide range of social, environmental and economic motiva

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https://organicbiz.ca/usda-launches-organic-integrity-learning-center/

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Posted On:  May 7   |   News

Report says Canadian GMO escapes common

Since 1996 when canola became the first GM crop in Canada, GM canola, flax, wheat and pigs have been found where they shouldn’t be.

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Posted On:  May 2   |   News

Organic certification takes the next step

https://www.producer.com/2019/05/organic-certification-takes-the-next-step/?source=sharetools

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Posted On:  May 2   |   Newsletters

May 2019 Newsletter

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https://agrinews.ca/outlining-the-economic-benefits-of-organic-productions/?fbclid=IwAR25CeJg7DpLiAkB61k-8AggKFwt6BuzFjcWku084eFvXt6S0w1H2KfOXlk

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https://organicbiz.ca/organic-trade-association-export-promotion-programs-making-new-gains/

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Posted On:  Apr 26   |   News

Supply glut dragging down organics market

Source: OrganicBIZ April 26, 2019 https://organicbiz.ca/supply-glut-dragging-down-organics-market/     

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Posted On:  Apr 24   |   News

Close-to-home organic marketing encouraged

https://organicbiz.ca/close-to-home-organic-marketing-encouraged/  

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Posted On:  Apr 17   |   News

Organic grain initiative runs out of steam

Source: OrganicBiz.ca Photo: iStock/Getty Images   https://organicbiz.ca/organic-grain-initiative-runs-out-of-steam/?fbclid=IwAR3y6D6bD6EA

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Posted On:  Apr 14   |   News

Stretch your horizons

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Posted On:  Apr 10   |   News

Canadian GMO escapes common: report

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Posted On:  Apr 10   |   News

(VIDEO) Organic prices market outlook

Source: Organic Biz, April 10, 2019 Photo: Greg Berg https://organicbiz.ca/video-organic-prices-market-outlook/

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Event Date:  Apr 2, 2019
Couldn't make it? Check out the event presentations:   Join us for a workshop on everything you need to consider for spring planting. H

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Event Date:  Mar 21, 2019
Suzanne Lane, Senior Compliance Officer, Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) will provide you with information on the New Safe Foods for Canadians

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Event Date:  Apr 8, 2019
This course has been so popular, Canadian Organic Growers is offering it for the third year in a row! Register now for Canada's only intermediate-

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Event Date:  Apr 4, 2019
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada invites you to participate in a free webinar. Join us for this interactive webinar, which will be streamed online

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Posted On:  Mar 6   |   Events

March 20: Intro to Lean Principles 101

Event Date:  Mar 20, 2019
This one-day "hands-on" learning by doing style of workshop will discuss the Lean concepts of customer focus, information, service and material fl

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Advancing Organics Conference and Trade Show is shaping up to be our best event yet!  We are pleased to announce our full line up of speakers.  Our

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Posted On:  Mar 6   |   Events

July 16 – 18: Soil Health Academy

Event Date:  Jul 16, 2019

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Posted On:  Mar 6   |   Events

March 12: Basics of Exporting Workshop

Event Date:  Mar 12, 2019
FAPP is partnering with Food and Beverage Manitoba (FAB MB) and the World Trade Centre (WTC) Winnipeg to put on a one-day workshop for food ent

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Roy's talk on Organic Crop Production Costs for 2019 is available here. The talk was given and Manitoba Ag Days in Brandon in January. This was record

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Manitoba Ag Days has now posted podcasts of all talks given in Brandon in January. Of interest to Organic Farmers will be the talks given on Thursday,

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The Growing Organic Agronomy Newsletter is produced by MOA Agronomist, Katherine Stanley. This monthly extension tool offers seasonally relevant cont

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This is a six month contract position. More information here.

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The Growing Organic Agronomy Newsletter is produced by MOA Agronomist, Katherine Stanley. This monthly extension tool offers seasonally relevant cont

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Workshop at the Brandon Keystone Centre November 14 Click here for the agenda.

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Posted On:  Oct 2   |   News

Oct 10 Coffee Shop Talk

The first Organic Coffee Shop Talk of the season will be held on October 10th at 10am CT. Carolyn Marshall from Dalhousie University will discuss No

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Growing Organic Agronomy Newsletter The Growing Organic Agronomy Newsletter is produced by MOA Agronomist, Katherine Stanley. This monthly extensio

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Plan to attend the first-ever Manitoba Forage and Grassland Association (MFGA)’s Regenerative Agriculture Conference Adapting to Today’s Food and

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A new Ag Action Manitoba program has been added that will be of interest to organic and ecological farmers in Manitoba. The Beneficial Management Prac

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Posted On:  Aug 21   |   Events

Organic Week 2018

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Posted On:  Aug 21   |   Events

Update on August Tours

There are a few tours left in summer, and then there are fall events. Check them out here

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Posted On:  Jun 16   |   Events

2018 Farm Tours

  Farm Tours

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The Natural Farming Systems Team at the U of M has planned three informal field walks at three different sites this summer to share their research act

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Posted On:  May 25   |   Events

Cash Cropping with Inter-Crops

Check out this link to a talk (audio only) given by Colin Rosengren, Producer from Midale, SK at the Organic Day which was part of the Manitoba Ag Day

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We have just finished editing the video of the Day One Keynote Address from the Prairie Organics Conference held in Brandon in February 2018. Jay Fuhr

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Posted On:  Apr 5   |   Events

Prairie Organic Videos Accessible

The February 2018 Prairie Organic Conference in Brandon is now history, nevertheless there are those who would like to hear a presentation again, and

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The Growing Organic Agronomy Newsletter is produced by MOA Agronomist, Katherine Stanley. This monthly extension tool offers seasonally relevant conte

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Growing Organic Agronomy Newsletter The Growing Organic Agronomy Newsletter is produced by MOA Agronomist, Katherine Stanley. This monthly extensio

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Posted On:  Jan 26   |   Events

Michael Thiele Presentation, Ag Days

Last week, Michael Thiele presented as a part of Organic Day at Ag Days. The talk was very well received, and we've received a number of requests to s

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Posted On:  Jan 26   |   Events

February 6 Coffee Shop Talk

Event Date:  Feb 6, 2018
The next Organic Agronomy Coffee Shop Talk will be held Tuesday February 6th at 9:30am in AB and 10:30 am in SK and MB. On the call this month we w

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Did you miss an Organic Agronomy Coffee Shop talk, or want to hear it again? We are posting these telephone based workshops on our Natural Systems Agr

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Posted On:  Jan 16   |   Events

Growing Organic Agronomy Newsletter

Growing Organic Agronomy Newsletter The Growing Organic Agronomy Newsletter is produced by MOA Agronomist, Katherine Stanley. This monthly extensio

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Another Organic Agronomy Call-In Coffee Shop Talk will be held this Tuesday, January 9th at 9:30am in AB and 10:30 am in SK and MB. On the call thi

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Posted On:  Jan 4   |   Events

Organic Day At Ag Days: January 18

Organics will have a major presence at this year's Ag Days in Brandon On Thursday, January 18! Look for the MOA Trade Show and learning events for

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Event Date:  Nov 21, 2017
November 21 Coffee Shop Talk 10:30am This is a phone in workshop with Lana Shaw from the Agri-Arm South East Research Farm to discuss mixed gr

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The Manitoba Organic Alliance (MOA) is excited to welcome Katherine Stanley to the team, for a role made possible by a grant from Agriculture and Agri

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Posted On:  Oct 18   |   Events  |  News

Seeking member input

We're circulating this survey to help set our direction over the next three to five years. If you are a part of the Organic Value Chain in Manitoba, y

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Posted On:  Sep 25   |   Events

Annual General Meeting: October 23

Event Date:  Oct 23, 2017
Join us for our Annual General Meeting in Brandon; featuring a discussion on Organic Agricultural Insurance in Manitoba October 23 1pm-4pm Riverb

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Event Date:  Sep 22, 2017
  COOK &; DOC: Sept. 22 | The Food Studio | 7pm Nandita’s classes are a wonderful means of community building. Participants will

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Event Date:  Sep 20, 2017
  TALK & DOC: Sept. 21 | Sam’s Place | 7pm Join us for a talk with avid cook and Microbiologist, Nandita Selvanathan. Taste the d

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Event Date:  Jul 17, 2017

First Ever National Organic Sector Report Highlights Manitoba’s Strengths, Calls for Consumer Protections and Critical Measures for Sector Growth

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Event Date:  Jun 19, 2017

Call for action on GM Alfalfa

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Event Date:  Aug 4, 2017

Green Manure Demo

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Event Date:  Jul 28, 2017

On Farm Equipment Demo

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Event Date:  Jul 21, 2017

OPAM Farm Tour and Evening Potluck

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Event Date:  Jul 17, 2017

Organic On Farm Demonstration Plot: Camera Guided Cultivation in Solid Seeded Organic Hemp

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Posted On:  Apr 28   |   Events

Green Internships

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada announced two new funding programs this week to promote employment in the agriculture sector for youth un

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Posted On:  Apr 24   |   Events

Do you have a nutrient management plan?

The Prairie Organic Grain Initiative is looking for farmers and agronomists to participate in an on-Farm Nutrient Management Program for organic far

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The next organic agronomy training coffee shop talk will be held on Wednesday, April 26th at 11:30 am in Manitoba and 10:30 am in Saskatchewan and Alb

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Posted On:  Mar 18   |   News

Manitoba’s Climate and Green Plan Survey

Take 10 minutes TODAY to STAND UP for ORGANICS! Share your thoughts and strategies by Sunday March 31 Help gui

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Posted On:  Mar 9   |   Newsletters

Organic Bytes – March 2017

Check out upcoming events and funding opportunities

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Posted On:  Feb 21   |   Newsletters

Organic Bytes – February 2017

Take a look at the newsletter to learn more about events, funding opportunities and more.

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Posted On:  Jan 12   |   Newsletters

Organic Bytes – January 2017

  Read our January newsletter for updates on upcoming events and new extension materials!

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Posted On:  Dec 16   |   Newsletters

Organic Bytes – December 2016

Read our December newsletter to find out about upcoming events!

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