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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.

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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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Janine Gibson, chair of the Organic Food Council of Manitoba and long time organic inspector, has put together this slide set. You can see it on SlideShare here.

 

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The Prairie Organic Grain Initiative (POGI) is looking for farmers and agronomists to participate in an on-Farm Nutrient Management Consultation Program for organic farmers, offered in partnership with Dr. Martin Entz and Joanne Thiessen Martens of the University of Manitoba. More info here.

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Transition

Workshop

Manitoba

Ag Days 2016

 

 

The presentations were excellent and the workshop was well attended. We taped all the presentations and they are now posted on our YouTube channel. Check it out here

Training for Agronomists

This is an opportunity for agronomists interested in providing agronomic advice to organic and ecological farmers.  Areas that will be covered include soil health, rotation planning, nutrient management, and weed control.

Begins in Spring 2016 with in-person training, followed by online support through the growing season. Training will occur in Lacombe, Moose Jaw, and Carman. This poster gives content information. Click here for registration information.

Think Whole Farm

The conference is over. It was well attended and we all went home with a wealth of information and new inspiration.

Most of the conference was video-taped, and we are now editing those tapes and will post what we can. We have now posted four videos:

Marvin Dyck tells us what Poplar Grove Farm is doing with potatoes, onions and hemp.

Gunta Vitins speaks about the organic advantage in vegetable production.

A farmer panel speaks about the economic and environmental performance of your beef operation.

A farmer panel speaks about speciality crops that are fitting into their organic operation. The crops are mustard seed, hemp, spelt and camelina.

Have Your Cake and Eat it Too Joanne Martens Thiessen, researcher with the Natural Systems Agriculture program and the University of Manitoba, and Ian Grossart, Brandon area organic farmer talk about grazing the cover crop, thereby getting a return in the year a cash crop is not seeded.

Click here to visit the conference website.

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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

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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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