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What is Passing on the Gift? 

"As people share the offspring of their animals – along with their knowledge, resources, and skills – an expanding network of hope, dignity and self-reliance is created that reaches around the globe. 

Passing on the Gift creates a living cycle of sustainability that develops community and enhances self-esteem by allowing project partners to become donors." - Heifer International


Our Passing on the Gift Fund

Heifer has provided MFM with seed funds to start our Passing on the Gift (POG) fund. This fund provides bursaries to individuals needing financial assistance to participate in MFM programming. As the fund grows, we will begin making larger sums available as grants and loans to farmers for farm start up, expansion, research, and other activities.


MFM commits to investing 5% of revenue generated through our programming and fundraising activities to the POG fund. By the end of 2013, we expect to contribute an additional $4000 to this fund.


We need your help, please donate! We welcome contributions directly to the POG Fund as well as those that support MFM activities. Remember that 5% of all donations to MFM program activities will automatically support the POG fund. Contact us for information about how to donate.


People who receive POG funds, Passing on the Gift Recipients, pass on their gift with in-kind offerings (or cash contributions) choosing from a variety of creative ideas:

  • Offering practical and necessary help to new or experienced producers.
  • Offering training by leading an MFM workshop or presentation to future program participants
  • Becoming a farm mentor
  • Hosting program workshops, farm tours, or other events on his/her farm
  • Donating livestock, plants, or seeds to new farmers
  • Donating to the MFM POG fund
  • Volunteering for MFM

The number of hours or value to be passed on depends on the amount of funding requested and the purpose of the funding.  POG recipients must complete their pass on within 1-3 years.  The MFM Passing on the Gift Committee reviews and approves POG agreements.


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Thank you Marnie and team for your continuing support of organics in MB. Thank you for your recent gift to Dr. Marten Entz & the Natural Systems Agriculture program, celebrating 25 years of organic research in Manitoba!

farm tours 2018

A large number of tours have been planned for this summer. You won't want to miss any, but can probably only make a few. They are listed here.

August Events, August 16 update

Investing in Organic Agriculture

This is a must read presentation advocating for Canadian government support for organic agriculture. Download the PDF here.

Canadian Organic Standards 2018

The Canadian Organic Standards have been updated. We have uploaded them and they can be seen here, together with a summary prepared by the Organic Federation of Canada. You should note also that there is a provision for feedback, and feedback is invited.

Other new organic extension materials available

Green Manure Took Kit This free downloadable kit produced by the Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada with funding from the Prairie Organic Grain Initiative has five modules that will help you understand green manures and how to choose the right green manure for your farm conditions. Click here to begin your green manure journey.

OFCM Organic Week 2018 Landing

Check out the COG Lending Library! 

The COG lending library contains over 1500 titles on organic agriculture and related topics, in books, video and audio tapes, DVDs, articles and periodicals.  The resources of the lending library of Canadian Organic Growers are available to the Canadian public.  Items may be borrowed by mail free of charge.

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