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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!

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We're Glad You Found Us!

The Organic Food Council of Manitoba and the Manitoba Organic Alliance work to grow the organic sector, gathering the vision and the resources to increase awareness, production and availability of organic food in Manitoba and beyond.

OFCM focuses on education about organics, connecting eaters with farmers, building public knowledge and encouraging a transition to organics. Learn all about OFCM here.

MOA is a collaboration of organic stakeholders - from researchers to farmers, processors to consumers, and all those in between. Members support project to grow organics, discuss issues and vote on actions to be taken to provincial and federal regulators. Learn all about MOA here.

Be sure to click on our sponsors’ logos too, located on the side bars, to find out more. We are all about growing organics in Manitoba!

Join us in our vision to unite Manitoba's organic sector!

 

You're in the right place if...

  • you're looking for Organic food

    • see our listing of all the organic farmers we know about
  • you want to learn about organics

  • you have something to say

    • visit the Manitoba Organic Alliance pages, join us, and make your voice heard

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Ever Spring Farms

Now buying organic hulless oats. More information here.

Organic Grain Prices

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Visit www.organicbiz.ca for the latest organic grain prices

 

The Manitoba

Organic Alliance

is Looking for a

Coordinator

More information here.

"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.

Micro grants are awarded for organic research involving crops or livestock, for organic education such as on-farm field days and for the development of organic educational materials. Grants are open to anyone in North America. Typical grants range from $300-$1,500. The next application deadline is March 15, 2017.

Click here for more details.

 

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 The Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada

is seeking input on research priorities. Respond to their survey here.

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New organic extension materials available

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Important new production and business tools are now available for organic and transitioning producers.

1. Organic Field Crop Handbook A new edition of this must have reference manual for growing field crops organically is now available. The book has been completely rewritten to reflect the growing science behind organic production and to reflect the shift is organic grain production from eastern Canada to the Prairie region. You can get your copy in person at Growing Quality Organic Grains at Ag Days (see above) or directly from Canadian Organic Growers. Cost is $45 + GST.

2. 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.

3. 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. Need help understanding the tool? Join Manitoba Agriculture Business Specialist Roy Arnott at Grow Quality Organic Grain January 19th, 9:30 am (see above).

VIDEO PRESENTATIONS

Growing Quality Organic Grains

We were at the workshop at the Brandon Ag Days in January. We had our camcorder with us and were able to record the entire workshop. Here is the poster with the list of presentors.

We have now edited and posted two presentations: Roy Arnott on the Cost of Production of organic field crops. This one is now in HD (the one posted earlier was not). Michelle Carkner on 2016 field trials run by the Natural Farming System's team. More will be posted within a week. Check the poster and come back.

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Celebrating the release of the new Organic Field Crop Handbook at the Manitba Ag Days in Brandon. January 26.

 

 

Thank you to Jen McComb and  Manitoba Harvest for their sponsorship support of the 3rd Edition Organic Field Crop Handbook. In the above photo with Jen are youth intern N. Savage, Janine Gibson OFCM Chair & contributing writer and Eric Rempel, OFCM videographer & web master.

 

2018 will be here before we know it.

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Organic Bytes is a monthly Newsletter assembled by Laura Telford, Business Development Specialist in Organic Marketing within Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development. It includes

  • up-to-date organic grain prices
  • organic market opportunities
  • organic news

Organic Bytes

This is your link to the latest news particularly relevant to Manitoba and prairie residents involved in the organic movement. We have it here:

 

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