Manitoba Forage & Grassland Association (MFGA)’s second annual Regenerative Agriculture Week occurs in Brandon November 18-20, 2019, and includes MFGA’s AGM, Producer Panel Night, Regenerative Ag Workshop and DUC Grazing Club Event.
Our Nov 20 event is SOLD OUT, however we are offering the following at the Victoria Inn, Brandon:
- Nov 19 Grazing Club Event, 1pm-4pm which preceeds our Panel Night. Details here.
- Nov 19 Panel Night: 6pm start, $50, includes MFGA Membership. Arrive early and catch the MFGA AGM. If interested, email firstname.lastname@example.org. View the agenda below.
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
PRODUCER PANEL & 2019 MFGA AGM
Victoria Inn - Salon A
Enjoy the camaraderie and company of your colleagues and friends in an informal setting as MFGA presents a small panel of producer experts talking regen ag, research, innovation and producer prosperity.
5:00 PM – MFGA 2019 AGM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM – MFGA-based Producer Panel
Delegates Welcome: Duncan Morrison, MFGA: outcomes, fun, learning
Panel Night Master of Ceremonies: Ryan Boyd, MFGA
Format: Moderator will introduce topic and questions to the panel. MC will have input throughout event. There will be time set aside for questions from crowd plus time for networking later in the evening.
Panel 1: Regenerative Agriculture: Some of the top Regen Ag producers and experts in Manitoba will talk about experiences, trends and operations. Confirmed: Kristelle Harper (Moderator, MFGA), Brooks White, Matt Van Steelandt, Arron Nerbas, Michael Thiele (General Mills/Ducks Unlimited Canada Grazing Clubs), Scott Wolfe (Fresh Hemp Foods Ltd)
Panel 2: Carbon and Manitoba Grasslands: Producers and experts including some from the CFGA's Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Program underway in Manitoba talk about the importance of grasslands, why they farm the way they do, producer preparations for times ahead (offsets, Resiliency) and what we learned from Manitoba fields in 2019. Confirmed: Dr. Mary-Jane Orr (Moderator, MBFI), Producers: Ryan Canart, Dr. Allan Preston, Jonathan Bouw, Larry Wegner, Carson Callum (MBP)
Panel 3: Research: Focus on Regen Ag and resiliency. Quantifying the results and the processes from the researcher lens, the role of research to producers, land managers and producer groups, gaps and needs. Confirmed: Pam Iwanchysko (Moderator: Mb AG), Dr. Emma McGeough (U of MB), Dr. Steven Frey (Aquanty), Dr. Aaron Glenn (AFFC)
What we heard: Ryan Boyd, MFGA: 5-10 minute summary
Remainder of evening: FUN AND NETWORKING....cash bar, Manitoba social-style snacks!
TO REGISTER for the Regen Ag Forum Nov 19 Panel Night ONLY, email email@example.com.
*Draft agenda as of Oct 29, 2019. Subject to change/additions.
Wednesday November 20, 2019
REGENERATIVE AG WORKSHOP & TRADE SHOW
Ag Extension Centre - Classroom A (upstairs)
8:30 AM – Coffee, Registration & Booth Displays
9:00 AM – MFGA Welcome & Opening Remarks
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
No-Till and Crop Rotations in minimizing weed, disease, and insect problems while increasing potential profitability on your farming operations.
~ Dr. Dwayne Beck, Research Manager at Dakota Lakes Research Farm in Pierre, South Dakota and professor in the Plant Science Department at South Dakota State University.
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM – Coffee & Booth Displays
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Does Livestock Grazing Regulate Soil Carbon in Northern Temperate Grasslands?
~ Dr. Edward W. Bork, Professor & Mattheis Chair, Rangeland Ecology and Management, Dept. of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB. *by teleconference
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM – Lunch & Booth Displays
~ Lunch Keynote Speaker: MaryJane Orr, General Manager, Manitoba Beef & Forage Initiatives
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Five Principles in Soil Health
~ Jay D. Fuhrer, Soil Health Specialist, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Bismarck, N.D.
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM – Coffee & Booth Displays
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM – Speaker Q&A
4:00 PM – Closing Remarks
Trade Show & Sponsorship Opportunities
It is with great pleasure that we invite you to participate in the MFGA’s Regenerative Ag Forum!
This 1.5 day event provides a great opportunity to promote your business and showcase your products and services to a well-informed and ambitious producer-based crowd working toward an exciting future in agriculture. We are confident it will sell out quickly so sign up today!
For questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
“Our family attended last year's conference and really enjoyed it. Regenerative and holistic practices are transforming our farm in exciting ways almost every day and we are glad to be among a growing community of supportive and inspiring peers right here in MB and beyond. Keep up the good work and see you at the Regenerative Ag Forum this November!”
~ Troy Stozek, Fresh Roots Farm, near Cartwright in southwest Manitoba
NOV 20 TRADE SHOW BOOTH: $500 (Sold out, Wait list only)
1 Regenerative Ag Forum Registration
1 Trade Show Booth
COFFEE OR LUNCH SPONSOR: $1,000 (2 available)
1 Regenerative Ag Forum Registration
1 Trade Show Booth
Additionally, your organization will receive:
- Logo recognition prior to the event: on our website page; special promotional eBlasts
- Logo recognition at the event: on the rolling power point that will be played during coffee breaks and lunch hour, on sponsorship signs throughout the venue
To donate, contact: Kristelle Harper, MFGA board member, email@example.com
1. Choose your fee and get registered
Sponsorship details outlined in the above section.
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION (By Oct 1): $150
REGISTRATION (After Oct 1): $200
TRADESHOW BOOTH: $500
COFFEE SPONSORSHIP: $1,000
LUNCH SPONSORSHIP: $1,000
Note: all fees above are plus GST.
WE ARE NOW SOLD OUT, however we have started a waiting list. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-799-5978.
We are also offering the following:
- Attend the Tuesday Panel Night for $50 which includes MFGA Membership. If interested, email email@example.com.
- Attend a Grazing Club Event on Nov 19, 1-4 which preceeds our Panel Night. Details here.
2. Choose your payment method
Mail in payment (cheque made out) to:
Manitoba Forage & Grassland Association
c/o 145 Edstan Place
Selkirk, MB R1A 2E8
BY DEBIT OR CREDIT CARD (through PayPal):
You do not need to have a PayPal account to pay with this method. Choose your level in the dropdown then click on the Pay Now button. Paypal transaction fees (2.9% + .30) are reflected in amounts below.