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October 2016


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Prairie Organics: Think Whole Farm 2018

Planning is underway for the 2nd Prairie Organics: Think Whole Farm 2018. This event will take place at the Keystone Centre in Brandon, Manitoba February 23 and 24, 2018. Like the first conference, this event will focus on the science and practice of organic crop and livestock production with separate streams for horticulture, livestock and grain production.

If you have an idea for leading edge speakers, topics or you want to get involved as a volunteer, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Non organic pigs available for finishing

The University of Manitoba at Glenlea has 200 50 lb. pigs to sell every 3 weeks for finishing. These are not organic.

Contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you're interested (204 883-2532).


2016 Western Canadian Business Directory

Are you interested in listing your farm, organic business or service in the new directory? Basic listings in the farm product section are free. Premium listing options with logos are also available. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for application forms.

Leadership Webinars

Manitoba Agriculture is providing free webinars to help organizations build capacity. These webinars take place from 12 pm to 1 pm CT and are free to all. The webinars will be taped and available on the Manitoba Agriculture webcast site.


October 13 Board Roles and Responsibilities 
October 20 Board Engagement 
November 3 Risk Management 
November 10 Bylaws 
November 17 Financial Statements 
November 24 Volunteer Recognition 
December 1 Partnerships 
December 8 Time Management

Click here to register. You only have to register once for all sessions.



October 17 2016 Take the Leap Manitoba's Rural Entrepreneurship Conference Dauphin Rec. Complex. Click here for more info.

November 3 2016 Why Crossing the Line is Good For Business – Fact-Finding Trip to the US and Canada Borders

This full day mission will provide new and existing MB companies the opportunity to learn how to properly import/export. Key topics include: dealing with border issues such as travel and immigration requirements, custom clearance procedures, custom brokers and freight forwarders and taxation and legal considerations. .

Space is limited and is expected to fill up fast. Half the seats (~18) have been reserved for food processors/producers. You can register online but you will need your Canadian passport to do so. Register by OCTOBER 14, 2016.

November 3-5 2016 Organic Connections Click here to visit the website