Feb. 17-19: Lacombe, AB – Holistic Management & Organic Alberta Conferences

Posted by Dana Penrice on January 31, 2017

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Holistic Management Canada and Organic Alberta are teaming up to co-host their conference in Lacombe, Alberta. This conference includes sessions of interest to new and young farmers looking for knowledge and skills in ecological agriculture. Join us for a Young Agrarians networking social and build your network of mentors and get your farming career started here!

Full Schedule and Registration: http://holisticmanagement.ca/conference/

Opportunity: Some conference bursaries may be available for new and young farmers. Inquire with alberta@youngagrarians.org

Sessions for new and young farmers:

Sheep, Poultry and Pork: The Livestock Startup” – Donovan Kit & Lisa Lundgard (The Homestead Farm) and Patrick VanderBurg and Marnie Chow (Fair Sun Farms)

Pros and Cons for Different Marketing Strategies from Experienced Fruit & Vegetable Producers” – Trevor Aleman (Busy Bea’s Market Garden), Andrew Mans (Mans Organics) and Dawn Boileau (Sunrise Gardens)

The Opportunity for Marketing Slow Meat” – Callum MacLeod (Slow Food Youth, Slow Meat, Canadian Heritage Breeds) and Ian Griebel (Redtail Farms)

Seed Security & Growing Seed” – Rachelle Ternier (Prairie Garden Seeds) and Chris Wooding (Ironwood Organics)

Lessons in Livestock Marketing from New to Experienced Farmers”Jerry Kitt and Andrew M. Sedlak

Growing the Next Generation of Prairie Farmers – The Story of an organic grain apprenticeship program in Montana” – Anna Jones-Crabtree and Doug Crabtree (Vilicus Farms)

“Ecological Design for a Resilient Farm” – Takota Coen (Grass Roots Family Farm)

Attracting and Cultivating the Next Generation to your Farm” –  Tom & Margaret Towers (Tamara Ranch ) and Kathleen Charpentier (Redtail Farms)

Young Agrarians Networking Social

When: Friday, February 16th at 7:30pm

Where: Ugly’s Pub

What: Get to know other new and young farmers and ecological farmers from across the provinces! Find opportunities, share and learn from our amazing community!

Open to everyone.

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