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Become an OFCM-COG Member

The Organic Food Council of Manitoba (OFCM) became a chapter of Canadian Organic Growers (COG) in 2000.  Since then OFCM-COG has worked alongside like-minded consumers, growers, organizations, educators, environmentalists, government agencies, retailers, processors and certifying agencies to encourage more production and consumption of Manitoba organic foods. Canadian Organic Growers has been educating people on the benefits of organic food for over 25 years.  When you join COG you support OFCM and vice versa.

Why Join OFCM-COG?

Your support helps OFCM-COG to run our two programs, Growing Up Organic and Manitoba Farm Mentorship, and through them to increase awareness and the supply and demand of Manitoba-grown organic foods.  By joining OFCM-COG, you help develop and promote positive environmental, health, and social change in our communities through organic and sustainable farming. 

Canadian Organic Growers has been bringing farmers, gardeners and consumers together for over 30 years. Your membership fees and donations support COG work nationally in a big way.

Want to become a new member?

COG has a donations-based membership model, which means that we welcome people from all financial backgrounds to become members. Please consider supporting us at the level you can afford. COG has now 3 levels of regular membership: Roots, Shoots and Mighty Oak, as well as a corporate membership.

OFCM-COG receives 40% of all gifts and memberships from Manitobans. Please remember to select Organic Food Council of Manitoba as your local chapter! The national portion of your gift is used to support COG’s core costs.

In addition to the membership benefits below, new OFCM-COG members donating more than $10 receive a pdf copy of our Down to Earth Guide to Organics in Manitoba.  Please contact us upon submitting your membership to request your copy, or if you have any questions about membership - 204.779.8546 or contact us online.

It's easy to join Canadian Organic Growers as a member and supporter. You can register online with your credit card, send in the form with a cheque, or call the COG national office toll-free to sign up over the phone: 1-888-375-7383


Thank you for your support!


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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!

Manitoba Cost of Production

If you are a producer considering transitioning to organic we have a number of resources that will help you work through the economic projections.

Roy Arnott

  • Roy Arnott of Manitoba Agriculture gave this presentation at the Organic Transition Workshop at Ag Days. This is the PDF only. Sorry, we did not record this presentation, but the slides speak for themselves.


  • 2017 Manitoba Cost of Production for Organic Field Crops This important business tool will help you decide if growing organic cereals and oilseeds makes economic sense. Download the Excel spreadsheet and customize the numbers for your farm.


  • We have the presentation Roy made in 2016 Organic Transition Workshop on YouTube. Of course the numbers have changed a bit, but the underlying approach remains the same.

"Our Nature is Organic"  Activity Book

Have you ever wondered what exactly spelt is, or what those beautiful heritage tomatoesyou see  are called? Get your creative juices flowing while you learn more about organic production topics like ancient grains, pollination, heritage  varieties, biodiversity and more in this illustrated journey through organic production in Canada.

Content-wise this colouring and activity booklet is geared for children aged 9-99, and all ages will enjoy colouring the illustrations, while mom or dad help with the recipes or read  aloud the accompanying facts about  basic organic  production. Let's all get a little closer to understanding where our healthy food comes from while having fun! 

Download your copy of the activity book here.

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.

Levelling the Playing Field for Canadian Organic Food and Farming

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Collective Efforts Save Canada’s Organic Standards.

Announcement Jan. 26, 2018   More here.

Forage-Based Diets Produce Nutritionally Enhanced Milk

Holstein GrazingResearchers from a number of universities have found that cows fed a 100% organic grass and legume-based diet produce milk with elevated levels of omega-3 and CLA, and thus provides a markedly healthier balance of fatty acids.  The improved fatty acid profile in grass-fed organic milk and dairy products brings the omega-6/omega-3 ratio to a near 1 to 1, compared to 5.7 to 1 in conventional whole milk. Read more here.

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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