Aug
28
10:00 AM10:00

Union Forage Field Day

Union Forage Field Day
August 28, 2019, 10am - 3pm
Rhein, SK (just west of Roblin, MB)
Lunch provided!

AGENDA
- Soil Health
- Annual Cover Crop Pasture Stands
- Legume and Grass Mix Pasture Stands
- Pasture Improvement Methods
- Rotational Grazing Management

LOCATION
Meet at Birch Island Feedlot at 9:30 am (5.5 miles east of Rhein, Saskatchewan)

PLEASE RSVP
Let us know if you can make it:
EMAIL: heather@unionforage.com
PHONE: 1 877 COW CHOW (269-2469)
BEN STUART: 780 888 7303
DARREN KEOWN: 204 937 7333

Download the flyer here.

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Sep
12
10:00 AM10:00

The Conservation Trust Information Sessions

The Conservation Trust helps Manitoba conservation organizations tackle important projects and create environmental benefits for all Manitobans. Please see attached PDF or click on the links below to learn:

What The CT funds
How The CT funds
How to Apply to The CT

Please join us to learn more about The Conservation Trust and whether it might be a fit for your project. The Conservation Trust will be holding two information sessions that will cover how to apply and proposal writing tips to increase the chances of a successful application.

Conservation Trust 101: Webinar
Content: CT Requirements & Tools for Success
Date: 10 am-11 am, September 12th, 2019, online webinar
Click here to register for the CT 101 Webinar.

Conservation Trust 201: In-person workshop
Content: Budgets & Match Development
Date: 10 am-12 pm September 19th, 2019 in Winnipeg
Note: This session is an interactive workshop. Participants who choose to only attend the 201 workshop will need to read the 101 workshop material beforehand.
Please email ctinfo@mhhc.mb.ca, Subject: Info Session RSVP by July 31st, 2019 to RSVP and reserve your spot in the 201 workshop.

Successful projects will

  • Be submitted by Manitoba-based not-for-profit groups

  • Address an evident conservation need that is a priority for the Conservation Trust

  • Be able to provide $2 of matching in-kind or cash funding for every $1 of CT funds requested

  • Have significant, measurable, and/or multiple EG&S outcomes (conservation benefits)

  • Involve active partnerships and have effective engagement with other organizations

Website: https://www.mhhc.mb.ca
Email: ctinfo@mhhc.mb.ca
Telephone: 204.784.4354
Toll Free: 1-833-323-4636

The Conservation Trust is a Manitoba Climate and Green Plan Initiative delivered by The Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation.

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Sep
15
8:30 AM08:30

Manitoba Open Farm Day 

MAAS Open Farm Day - Sep 15, 2019, various farm sites across Manitoba

Mark your calendar now for this popular event - in it's 10th year. Open Farm Day provides a participation experience to promote, enrich and increase the public’s knowledge and trust of agriculture in our province. Questions: info@openfarmday.ca

56 Manitoba Open Farm Day (OFD) Host Sites taking part in Open Farm Day on Sunday September 15, 2019.  This is the greatest number of Host Sites in the ten years of this event!  We have been overwhelmed by the number of new Open Farm Day Host Sites – 23 in total!  We have many returning Host Sites. 

Open Farm Day began in 2010 through Manitoba Agriculture.  In 2015, Manitoba Association of Agricultural Societies assumed responsibility for the delivery of the program.  It has been my most sincere privilege to be able to coordinate the program on behalf of MAAS.  Those who take part in Open Farm Day are a passionate group who want to share their agriculture story with the many who come to visit, listen and learn.  

What type of OFD Host Sites can you tour in 2019?

We have grain and oilseed farms, agri-tourism sites, six dairy farms, working regenerative agriculture farms, organic farms, eight museums sharing an account of Manitoba’s ag history, mixed farms, the Food Development Centre, Manitoba Beef Forages Initiative, Bruce D. Campbell Farm and Food Discovery Centre where a number of the commodity groups will be present and Great Tastes of Manitoba-celebrating 30 years, four bed and breakfasts, four equine ranches/stables, grass-fed beef farms, the ACC greenhouse, four agricultural societies offering information and events, two bison farms, a broiler chicken farm, a value-added brewery, a number of conservation districts and environmental organizations sharing how their partnerships and collaborations with farmers have aided and protected the soil, water and habitat.  The Manitoba OFD Host Sites will offer a variety of learning opportunities, a chance to converse with farmers and others, buy produce, activities and tours.    

Where are the Host Sites?

The OFD 2019 Host Sites are as far north as The Pas and as far south as Lyleton, in the southwest areas and around Minnedosa, in the City of Brandon, all across Central Manitoba and the City of Portage, up into the Interlake, down east to Steinbach, Niverville, Sarto and as far east as Woodridge. Incredible and unique learning opportunities to aid MAAS in reaching our goal of building public trust in agriculture with today’s consumers.

Wendy Bulloch

MAAS Open Farm Day Coordinator

#OpenFarmDay2019

FOLLOW US on Manitoba Open Farm Day

Facebook and Instagram

@MBOpenFarmDay

204.761.3705

www.openfarmday.ca

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Sep
19
10:00 AM10:00

The Conservation Trust Information Sessions

The Conservation Trust helps Manitoba conservation organizations tackle important projects and create environmental benefits for all Manitobans. Please see attached PDF or click on the links below to learn:

What The CT funds
How The CT funds
How to Apply to The CT

Please join us to learn more about The Conservation Trust and whether it might be a fit for your project. The Conservation Trust will be holding two information sessions that will cover how to apply and proposal writing tips to increase the chances of a successful application.

Conservation Trust 101: Webinar
Content: CT Requirements & Tools for Success
Date: 10 am-11 am, September 12th, 2019, online webinar
Click here to register for the CT 101 Webinar.

Conservation Trust 201: In-person workshop
Content: Budgets & Match Development
Date: 10 am-12 pm September 19th, 2019 in Winnipeg
Note: This session is an interactive workshop. Participants who choose to only attend the 201 workshop will need to read the 101 workshop material beforehand.
Please email ctinfo@mhhc.mb.ca, Subject: Info Session RSVP by July 31st, 2019 to RSVP and reserve your spot in the 201 workshop.

Successful projects will

  • Be submitted by Manitoba-based not-for-profit groups

  • Address an evident conservation need that is a priority for the Conservation Trust

  • Be able to provide $2 of matching in-kind or cash funding for every $1 of CT funds requested

  • Have significant, measurable, and/or multiple EG&S outcomes (conservation benefits)

  • Involve active partnerships and have effective engagement with other organizations

Website: https://www.mhhc.mb.ca
Email: ctinfo@mhhc.mb.ca
Telephone: 204.784.4354
Toll Free: 1-833-323-4636

The Conservation Trust is a Manitoba Climate and Green Plan Initiative delivered by The Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation.

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Oct
27
to Oct 29

Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference (AWC EAST 2019)

Join us at the upcoming:

Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference (AWC EAST 2019)
October 27, 28 & 29, 2019
Sheraton on the Falls in Niagara Falls, Ontario

Advancing Women Conference (AWC) is the premier leadership conference for women in agriculture in Canada. Over 500+ women from across Canada who are passionate about ag and the food attend each conference. Our audience includes farmers, producers, entrepreneurs, university and college students, representatives from the grower associations and their members, and corporate agribusiness representatives. We would like you to consider attending AWC with your organization representatives, producers and network stakholders in agriculture. Come and join us!

Our topics of discussion presented include the soft skills of leadership:

  • Communication – coaching, mentorship, advocacy and networking

  • Balance of life strategies and mental and physical health,

  • Financial management and independence, succession planning,

  • Building brand to name a few topics that are necessary for success.

Attend, share and participate! If you would like to be recognised as a leader in supporting women in ag, we can provide you with tremendous opportunities to promote your brand.

Visit our website https://www.advancingwomenconference.ca/2019east/ and view our YouTube Channel for interviews with women who have attended! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrixhRPpAKS5Mox6lJDBmhQ

Here are some comments from our participants:

At Cargill, we are committed to creating an inclusive workplace that fosters growth and development for all our employees. The Advancing Women Conference reflects this and is a great way to accelerate the development of women at Cargill and in Canadian agriculture. Our employees return from the conference energized, motivated and excited about what they learned and the networking they were able to do. It is exciting to see women in agriculture coming together in such an engaging way and Cargill is proud to be a continuous sponsor of this event.” Jeff Vassart, President, Cargill Limited

“As a women-led agri business, King Cole Ducks values the AWC programs and its networking opportunities. Our participation in the conference has helped our senior management team as well as our next generation of agri-women learn about a wide variety of developmental opportunities that include empowerment through financial management and independence, career planning and communication. We are strong supporters of AWC as its continues to inspire and support women in a unique industry that impacts the economic well being of families, communities and our country.” Patricia Thompson, Vice President Sales and Marketing, King Cole Ducks Ltd. Ontario.

“ I will attend again next year and will definitely tell a friend because all women should take this great opportunity to network and learn”. – Kelsey W., Ethelbert, Manitoba

“ Absolutely amazing two days which has renewed my confidence in my ability to succeed in agriculture and confident in the place women hold for the future of agriculture.” – Krista R., Whitehorse, Yukon

“After attending, I felt re-energized and motivated in both my professional and personal life to have the confidence in who I am, go after what I want, step out of my comfort zone and just say “yes” when an opportunity comes my way. It is a great conference to build the “soft” skills”. – Shelagh S., Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Government Funding for women farm and agri-business operators:

Applicants are eligible for Government funding assistance under the Ag Action Manitoba Program for Farmers Training and Consulting to attend AWC EAST 2019 as the conference relates to farm finances, enhancing business and leadership management skills and knowledge, succession planning, expansion or diversification, financial risk management, human resources and overall strengthening of farm and agri-business management practices.

Visit https://www.gov.mb.ca/agriculture/farm-management/ag-action-manitoba-training-and-consulting.html for more information and the application form. Join us at AWC and network with women passionate about agriculture from across Canada, learn new leadership skills and get re-energized.

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Nov
12
to Nov 15

10th Annual CFGA Conference

Don’t miss 10th annual CFGA conference held Nov. 12-15 in Moncton NB at the Four Points by Sheraton Moncton.

This year the conference, titled “Canadian Forage Production School, Eastern Edition” will give the nation's farmers tools, information, advice, tips and tricks to make the most of their forage and grassland management and production.

The conference leads off with a pre-conference tour on Tuesday, Nov. 12. The tour departs from Moncton and will visit the 223-hectare Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Research Farm in Nappan, N.S. to look at research on cover crops, late-season grazing and bale grazing. The pre-conference tour will return to New Brunswick for stops at a Sussex-area beef farm before proceeding to Dwayne and Becky Perry’s award-winning dairy farm, Perryhill Farms.

The technical working group also meets Nov. 12 as researchers gather to share knowledge on outcomes of their recent studies on forage and grasslands.

During the main event, Dr. Dan Undersander, expert on forage production, grazing, hay, haylage and silage making and Professor emeritus, agronomy at the College of Agricultural and Life Science, University of Wisconsin, will focus on the topics of harvesting for quality, mowing and drying, chopping and ensiling.

Other featured topics include a focus on corn. Speakers include Chuck Belanger of Maizex Seed Inc. speaking on the topic of corn fertility, Colin Brown of Corteva Agriscience discussing planting and Eric Richter of Syngenta diving into the subject of corn weed control.

Karen Haugen-Kozyra of Virseco Solutions will explain and explore the soil carbon in forage management during the conference as well. Haugen-Kozyra will reiterate the significant carbon sequestration benefits of perennial forage crops.

The export forage sector is on the schedule during the conference, with regions throughout Canada bringing their experience to the Moncton event to let farmers in eastern Canada know about the opportunities that exist for them as well. Among the topics on the agenda, the Peace Region Forage Seed Association will talk about how they've become a global powerhouse in forage seed export, and the Ontario Hay Marketing Co-Operative will discuss rotation options for export forage from Eastern Canada.

The Canadian forage export industry will also be the focus on Friday, Nov. 15 when industry leaders gather to discuss the latest concerns and events in their industry, as well as explore new opportunities.

Watch the CFGA Facebook Page for the launch of the 2019 CFGA Conference Website in the upcoming weeks, as well as CFGA's Twitter account.

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Nov
19
to Nov 20

Regenerative Ag Days & MFGA AGM

MFGA’s Annual Fall Celebration is on the books and Regenerative Agriculture is front and centre! JOIN US for this 1.5 day event:

TUESDAY, NOV 19 (evening)
MFGA 2019 AGM & PANEL
Victoria Inn, Brandon

Enjoy the camaraderie and company of your colleagues and friends in an informal setting as MFGA hosts our AGM and a small producer panel of experts talking regenerative ag, research, innovation and producer prosperity.

WEDNESDAY, NOV 20 (full day)
REGENERATIVE AG WORKSHOP & TRADE SHOW
Mb Ag Building, Brandon

Learn more about healthy soil, water management, livestock and grain producer prosperity and other important topics from leading experts including renowned feature speaker Dwayne Beck!

Trade Show booths will be limited and welcome.....first come, first booked! For more information, contact: denice@mfga.net

CHECK BACK FOR FURTHER DETAILS INCLUDING REGISTRATION!!!

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Dec
2
to Dec 4

44th Conservation Districts Convention

Save the date: the 44th Conservation Districts Convention will be
December 2 - 4, 2019 at Canad Inns Polo Park in Winnipeg.

Our members have already booked all of the rooms at Canad Inns Polo Park -- word got around fast! Here is our recommended alternative which is just a 4 minute drive from the convention:

Clarion Hotel & Suites, 1445 Portage Ave
Rooms starting at $145 plus tax
$10 per room per night donated to MCDA
Block of rooms available until October 18
To book, call 1-855-216-6393 and mention this convention.

Other hotels and convention information will be posted at https://mcda.ca/convention-44/

Looking forward to seeing you all again!

Sean Goertzen
Executive Director
Manitoba Conservation Districts Association

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Feb
25
to Feb 26

Canadian Forage Seed Conference

Fantasyland Hotel, West Edmonton Mall
Edmonton, AB

Forage seed growers, researchers, extension staff and agribusinesses will congregate for the first Canadian Forage Seed Conference since 2006!

The goal of this conference is to unite the industry throughout Canada and increase awareness and interest in forage seed production. With the current challenges in Canadian grain markets, we have a great opportunity to increase awareness of the benefits of incorporating forage seed crops into any cropping system. Perennial forage seed crops can offer these growers market diversity and dispersal of timing in terms of workload. For the faithful forage seed grower, it will be an opportunity to hear about new technologies in the industry and where research is headed.

Registration is CAD$250/person.
Contact Talon Gauthier at coordinator@peaceforageseed.ca or 1 877 630 2198.

http://www.peaceforageseed.ca/fsconference/index.html

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Jul
31
to Aug 1

Manitoba Livestock Tour 2019

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 in Southwest of Brandon 
Thursday, August 1, 2019 in Northwest of Brandon 

DOWNLOAD THE FLYER IN PDF

Tour Sponsors 

Manitoba Agriculture, Manitoba Forage and Grassland Association and Manitoba Beef Producers bring to you the Manitoba Livestock Tour featuring novel and innovative ideas implemented by successful livestock operations. 

Tour Focus 

This tour has been designed to showcase different ideas and strategies to help producers increase profits and manage workloads associated with today’s livestock operations. Larger herds, working off–farm, value added or diversification of enterprises have required innovative thinking. 

Take this opportunity to learn from other producers by adapting new concepts to suit your own operation. 

TOPICS:

Day 1 

 annuals for grazing 

 winter corn grazing 

 innovation in forage establishment 

 feeding and calving strategies for large herds 

 value added through organic production 

Day 2 

 using calving cameras without electricity 

 weather station data 

 consumer trends in beef consumption 

 tour of assembly yards 

 feedlot tour 

 creep feeding to extend your pasture 

 using beef cattle to compliment another farm enterprise 

For this “Tailgate Tour” bring your own vehicle and follow from one tour stop to the next. Start the tour with full tank of fuel. 

Please wear clean footwear and outerwear to respect our co-operators bio-security. 

All producers will need to register in advance so that we can plan for catering requirements and adhere to tour participant limits at some venues. 

Come spend a day or two with like-minded beef producers who have successfully expanded within Manitoba 

REGISTRATION:

$30.00 per person per day. 
Includes lunch, refreshments, and all reference materials. Payment will be made “at the door” but 

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED BY JULY 29

For more information or to pre-register 
Call: 204-622-2007or 
Email: Erin.Deederly@gov.mb.ca 

AGENDA:

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 

9:30 a.m: 

Registration 

At first stop 

10:00 a.m: 

Using Regenerative Agriculture to Integrate Bison Production into a Diverse Cropping System 

Borderland Agriculture (Brooks & Jen White) 

Pierson, MB 

 Go west of Lyleton on MB-251 

 Turn south on Rd 166W and travel 3.3 km 

 Lane is on the east side 

11:30 a.m: 

LUNCH – Melita River Park 

Sponsored by Cargill Animal Nutrition and 2B Land and Cattle 

 Head north on Road 166W to Lyleton 

 Turn east on MB-251 and travel 10 km to Highway #83 

 Turn north onto Highway #83 and travel 27 km to Melita. 

 Continue through the curve of Melita to the junction of Highways #83 & #3. 

 Turn north on Highway #83 and travel about 0.4 km 

 Prior to the train tracks turn east onto the gravel road called River Park Road (at the caboose) 

 Travel 210 m to reach BBQ area 

12:30 p.m: 

Establishing Forages Among Intercrops & Relay Crops 

WADO (Westman Agricultural Diversification Organization) 

Melita, MB 

 Turn back to Highway #83 in Melita 

 Travel north 0.8 km on Highway #83 

 Turn left on to road 156W and travel north 1.83 km until gravel road 20N. 

2:00 p.m: 

Calving Management for a 900 Cow Herd and Winter Grazing your Silage Pile 

Poplarview Stock Farm (Atchison Family) 

Pipestone, MB 

 Take Road 20 N back to Highway # 83 and travel 30 km north 

 Turn right onto MB-2 and travel east 15 km 

 Turn right on Rd 145W and travel south 2.5 km 

 Turn left and travel east 0.8 km to yard site 

4:00 p.m: 

EU and Organic Certified Mixed Farm – Using Cover Crops, Bale Grazing and More 

Boulanger Farm-Certified Organic 

Grande-Clairière, MB 

 Travel east on HWY #2 to road 143W 

 Turn south and travel 5 km 

 Boulanger Farm is on the east side 

5:00 p.m. 

End of Tour 

Thursday, August 1st, 2019 

9:30 a.m: 

Registration – Manitoba Beef & Forage Initiatives Farm-Brookdale 

 From the junction of MB-353 and Highway #10 north of Brandon, 

 Travel ½ mile east on MB-353 

10:00 a.m: 

Cow Camera: Calving and More! 

Ray Bittner – Manitoba Agriculture 

Cow cameras can be adapted to calving, feedlots, security, and even be autonomous away from electricity. Come see the MBFI solar powered Cow Cam and read the ear tag at 100 yards away. 

10:30 a.m: 

Manitoba Ag Weather Stations, They are Everywhere!!! Timi Ojo – Manitoba Agriculture 

Your opportunity to get up close and personal-discover what weather data is available for your area. 

11:00 a.m: 

Where’s the Beef? 

Robin Young-Chief Operating Officer / General Manager, Food Development Centre 

Competitors to beef are popping up in many different forms. Robin Young sheds some light on where beef fits into the modern menu. 

12:00 p.m. 

LUNCH-MBFI Farm 

Sponsored by TBD 

1:30 p.m: 

CATTLEX-Hamiota 

Custom Backgrounding and Grassing 

 Travel 1.7 km south of Hamiota on Highway #21 

 Turn east on road 79N and drive 3.75 km 

2:30 p.m: 

Tour of Hamiota Feedlot-12,500 hd facility 

 Travel 5.4 km west of Hamiota on MB-469. 

4:30 p.m: 

Creep Feeding on Pasture- Extending Grazing Days and Easier Weaning for a 400 Cow Calf Herd 

Chapman Livestock-Virden 

- From the intersection of Hwy #1 and #83 west of Virden, travel 6.5 km south on Hwy #83 to 55N, Go east 0.8 km 

5:30 p.m: Closing Remarks 

DOWNLOAD THE PDF

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Jul
25
1:00 PM13:00

Riding Mountain Biosphere Reserve General Meeting

If you are not familiar with Permaculture or are interested in learning more about this relatively new field and its sustainable gardening/farming techniques, we invite you to join us at the next general meeting of the Riding Mountain Biosphere Reserve.

The meeting will be held in the shelter at the beautiful Mount Agassiz Day-use Site (former Agassiz Ski Hill site), in Riding Mountain National Park (map below), on July 25, 1-3 pm .

The meeting will feature a presentation by Tim Engbrecht and Slade Doyle of Parkland Permaculture on Permaculture and the activities of their group - activities that range from landscape planning to coordinated seed saving and their distributed seed bank, nursery stock and fruit-tree twigs for grafting to composting and vermiculture to wholesale ordering of a variety of plants, including trees.

You are welcome to come early and bring your picnic lunch to the site or if you prefer a restaurant to grab a bite, you can stop en route at the McCreary Golf and Country Club, which is on the same road to Agassiz and is just before entering the Park.

We hope you will join us for this exciting learning day. We would greatly appreciate it if you let us know if you will be attending by July 23rd, so we have adequate printed materials.

Jim Irwin,
Chair, Riding Mountain UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve
Phone: (204) 848-7354; Email: jimirwin@ridingmountain.ca

Map - Agassiz Day-use Site RMNP.jpg
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Jul
25
1:00 PM13:00

Grazing Club Pasture Tour at Oak Lake

USING LIVESTOCK TO REBUILD DEGRADED SOIL
Thursday July 25

1pm start

Focus on improving soil health and function using planned grazing:

Daily moves
Temporary electric fencing
Off site water
Stock density
Graze and recovery periods

2 miles north of intersection of #1 (Trans Canada) and #254 south (Oak Lake Beach turnoff) .

Contact:
Michael Thiele
mthiele@mymts.net
204-365-6334

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Jul
18
9:00 AM09:00

PESAI's Annual Field Tour

You're invited to PESAI's Annual Field Tour!!

Please join us on July 18th for a free field tour. Come learn about Organic Acids on Canola, Soybean/Pea Intercropping, Tile Drainage, and Best Management Practices for Flax. Registration starts at 9 AM. For more details please visit our website https://mbdiversificationcentres.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/2019-PESAI-Field-Tour.pdf

Don't forget to RSVP!

Prairies East Sustainable Agriculture Initiative, Inc.
317 River Rd W, Box 2000
Arborg, MB R0C 0A0
f: (204) 376-3311
e: prairies.east@gmail.com

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Jul
16
to Jul 17

Natural Systems Agriculture Field Tours

The Natural Systems Agriculture research group has planned three field tours this summer. Join them to see their organic crop and soil management research. All are welcome!


July 16 at the Carman Research Station, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
July 17 at Glenlea Research Station (west side of Highway 75), 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
July 17, Libau, MB, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm (Directions: 1 km east of highway 59 on Road 84N, 40km north of Winnipeg. Site is on the north side of the road).

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Jul
16
to Jul 18

Crop Diagnostic School

Manitoba Agriculture and the University of Manitoba have organized crop diagnostic schools, running from July 9-12 and from July 16-18. This is a unique opportunity to help you scout fields and recognize potential problems, while also getting an update on the latest crop management issues. The new reduced rate for students and farmers is only $50. Workshops are conducted at the Ian N. Morrison Research Farm, the U of M’s research facility in Carman, MB. To register, call the Crop Industry Branch at 204-745-5660 or email crops@gov.mb.ca.

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Jul
16
to Jul 18

Regenerative Farming & Ranching

Offered by the Soil Health Academy

Located at Manitoba Beef and Forages Initiative Learning Center
Junction of Highways 10 and 353
Brandon, Manitoba
(11 miles North of Brandon on #10)

3 Days of In-depth Classroom and Hands-on Field Training

Tuition of $1,275
$200 Discount for Full Time College Students

Contact:
Michael Thiele
mthiele@mymts.net
204-365-6334

Soil Health Academy has acquired funding to offer scholarships.

Visit their website for more info on the agenda, hotel, scholarship application and more.

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Jul
9
10:00 AM10:00

Circle H Farms Pasture Day

July 9, 2019
10am- 3:30pm

How we improve soil health and build environmental resilience to both drought and excess water conditions:

• Grazing management

• Diversity and disruption

• Improve water infiltration

• First year of saline reclamation project

REGISTER BY JULY 6:
$20 per person or $30 for 2 person farm unit
Lunch included. Please bring a lawn chair.

Contact Kristelle Harper: c: 204-740-0376, e: kristelle.parr@gmail.com

Legal Land: SW4-11-19
Location: 3 miles West of Brandon MB on the North Side of Highway #1

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Jul
9
to Jul 12

Crop Diagnostic School

Manitoba Agriculture and the University of Manitoba have organized crop diagnostic schools, running from July 9-12 and from July 16-18. This is a unique opportunity to help you scout fields and recognize potential problems, while also getting an update on the latest crop management issues. The new reduced rate for students and farmers is only $50. Workshops are conducted at the Ian N. Morrison Research Farm, the U of M’s research facility in Carman, MB. To register, call the Crop Industry Branch at 204-745-5660 or email crops@gov.mb.ca.

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Jun
28
9:30 AM09:30

Grazing Club Workshop with Dr. Christine Jones

June 28 at the MBFI (Jct of Hwy 10 and 353)
9:30 am - 3 pm
Lunch is provided
Registration $25 - please RSVP 

In this workshop Dr. Jones will explain how enhancing above and below ground diversity through the adoption of appropriate grazing management, species-rich plant communities and biostimulants, facilitates quorum sensing in soil microbial communities, which in turn: 

  1. reduces reliance on high-analysis fertilizers, herbicides, insecticides and fungicides

  2. rapidly builds stable soil carbon

  3. improves soil structure, aeration and water-holding capacity

  4. optimizes soil, plant, animal, and human health, water quality and farm profit

Dr. Jones has an excellent web site with many resources at www.amazingcarbon.com

To RSVP and for more details call Michael at 204-365-6334 or email mthiele@mymts.net

Grazing Clubs are a Ducks Unlimited Canada funded program.

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Jun
26
10:00 AM10:00

The Conservation Districts Tour

Come and see the success stories of Whitemud Watershed Conservation District in their work to protect our soil, water, habitat and climate!

Weds, June 26, 2019
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM 

Starts and ends in Neepawa

Register here by June 5. The cost is $25 (by cheque or invoice) which includes lunch.

The buses will depart at 10:00 AM from Neepawa (location to be confirmed) and will return by about 4:00 PM to the starting point. Tour buses sponsored by Manitoba Conservation Districts Association.

The tour is one day but if you have a long drive, rooms are available at Bay Hill Inns & Suites. Call 204-476-8888 by May 20 and mention the "Conservation Districts Tour" to be placed in our block (at your own cost). Rooms start at $128 plus tax. Another option is Westway Inn Motel, starting at $99: 204-476-2355.

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Jun
20
8:30 AM08:30

Manitoba Hay and Silage Day

Date: Thursday, June 20, 2019
Time:
9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
Place: Manitoba Beef and Forage Initiatives Farm

A Provincial Hay & Silage Day will be held on Thursday, June 20 at the the Mb Beef & Forage Initiative (MBFI) farm.  (North of Brandon 11 miles on Highway #10)

Watch infield demonstrations of new equipment from manufacturers and learn more about harvesting high quality feed, costs of production and feeding silage

The event will start off in the morning at 9:30 am with a variety of informative hay & silage topics at the MBFI Learning Centre.

Following lunch, the participants will then move to a nearby forage field for a demonstration of the latest in forage production equipment at 1:30 p.m.

The big draw will be the only self-propelled baler which will make its Canadian demo debut at the event.

Register today:

Watch infield demonstrations of new equipment from manufacturers and learn more about harvesting high quality feed, costs of production and feeding silage. 

Cost is $20 per person. This is a rain or shine event. Call 204-622-2007 to register. 

Agenda:

9:45 a.m. The Silage How-to Guide for Livestock Producers 
Ray Bittner, Manitoba Agriculture 

10:15 a.m. Getting a Handle on Feed Costs-Silage vs Hay Cost of Production 
Ben Hamm, Manitoba Agriculture 

10:45 a.m. Managing Silage That Turns Out Less than Ideal 
John McKinnon, JJM Nutrition, Saskatoon, SK 

11:45 p.m. Silage Inoculants: What You Need to Know? 
Derwyn Hammond, Pioneer Hybrid 

12:30 p.m. Lunch - sponsored in part by Pioneer Hybrid 

1:30 p.m. Green Gold Alfalfa Monitoring Program - for optimal forage harvesting 
John McGregor, Manitoba Forage and Grassland Association 

1:45 p.m. New Silage and Hay Equipment Demonstrations 
Major Manufacturers 

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Apr
30
4:30 PM16:30

MB Open Farm Day Host Site Registration

Deadline to register for Open Farm Day is Tuesday April 30, 2019 

Click on "Register Your Site" and Scroll down the page and follow the directions!  

SAVE THE DATE FOR OPEN FARM DAY - Sunday September 15, 2019 

Celebrating 10 years of Open Farm Day in Manitoba!

Don't forget to Like and FOLLOW US on Manitoba Open Farm Day Facebook page to become aware of the difference facets of agriculture, learn about ag events being held across the province and to see what our Host Sites have been doing. 

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Apr
17
8:30 AM08:30

Interconnection between Soil, Animal and Human Health!

Come Join Circle H Farms for a day of learning about:
The interconnection between Soil, Animal and Human health!
Steve Campbell of Tailor Made Cattle Co., (Boise, Idaho USA) will present efficient and economically sound ways to improve Soils, Animal and ultimately our own health.
 

  • Reading the animal to address mineral deficiencies and excesses!

  • What are our forages telling us?

  • Minerals programs can’t be “one size fits all”!

  • What is a Brine and how to mix and use it?

  • Improved function through gut health!                                                                
     
    WHEN - April 17th, 2019
    COST $30                                                                                                                                                                      
    WHEREMBFI Learning Center                                                                                                                    (11 miles north of Brandon on #10 hwy to #353, Turn East ¼ mile)
    REGISTRATION AT 8:30AM
    START AT 9AM – 4:30PM
     
    Please contact to Pre-Register for lunch call/text             
    Brian Harper, 204-724-0936
    EMAIL: harper4@goinet.ca
     
    AGENDA
    8:30 – 9:00am registration
    9:00 – 9:45  Profit hiding in plain sight
    9:45 – 10:00 Break/Questions
    10:15 – 11:15  SOIL, Plant, Animal and Human Health
    11:15 – 11:30  Break / Questions
    11:30 – 12:00 finish SOIL, Plant, Animal and Human Health
    12:00 – 12:45 Lunch
    12:45 – 1:00 Questions
    1:00 – 2:15 Whorls, Swirls and Curls
    2:15- 2:30 Questions
    2:30 – 3:15 Making the brine and use of conditioner
    3:15 – 3:30 Break/ Questions
    3:30 – 4:30 Live animal evaluation

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