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THIS WEEKEND: Peace Country Farmer Mixer!

Posted by Moss Dance on September 19, 2017

Peace Country Farmer Mixer

This weekend something special is coming to the Peace Region. On September 23, the Peace River Organic Producers Association and Young Agrarians will be hosting their first ever Peace River Farmer Mixer. The event will include presentations focusing in on the topic of “Sharing Your Farm’s Story” and networking at the Goodfare Hall beginning at 9:30 with farm tours to follow. According to event organizer Donovan Kitt, “We picked those speakers because we wanted to have topics that are relevant to everyone whether you’ve been in the business for a while or you are just considering getting into farming or market … Continue reading THIS WEEKEND: Peace Country Farmer Mixer!

Sept 24-25: ABBOTSFORD, BC – Fall Farm Days at K&M Farms

Posted by Moss Dance on September 14, 2016

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K&M Farm Event Come see how K&M Farms raises chickens and turkeys outdoors! September 24 & 25, 10AM-4PM both days 28494 Maclure Rd, Abbotsford, BC 604-857-8912 Hay Wagon Farm Tour Cooking Demo Tastings Petting Zoo Baby Chicks! The hay wagon tour will show visitors all stages of our outdoor production system. There will be day old turkeys for people so see and cuddle. The hay ride will first show how the young turkeys need extra heat and how we transition or acclimatize them to outside temperatures before moving them to the pasture. In the pasture they will see the movable … Continue reading Sept 24-25: ABBOTSFORD, BC – Fall Farm Days at K&M Farms

July 26: Alameda, SK Holistic Management Workshop Using Grazing Systems to Create Healthy Food and Ecosystems

Posted by Dana Penrice on June 10, 2016

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Topics covered will include holistic decision making, planned grazing, improving wildlife habitat, soil health and conservation practices, forage assessment, and biological monitoring techniques. When: July 26th 9:30 am to 3:00 pm Where: Alameda, SK What: Hosted by Trent and Carolyn Walls and Holistic Management Certified Educators Blain Hjertaas and Kylie McRae 9:30 AM Registration 10:00 Purpose of day overview of HM  – Blain 10:30 Grazing systems and soil health  – Kylie McRae 11:00 How decisions are made  – Trent & Carolyn 11:30 Decision making exercise – Blain 12:00 Lunch 1:00 Healthy Soil and Carbon Sequestration  – Blain 1:30 Tour exercises … Continue reading July 26: Alameda, SK Holistic Management Workshop Using Grazing Systems to Create Healthy Food and Ecosystems

RedTail Farm: Alberta ranch with three generations, looking seven generations forward

Posted by Dana Penrice on May 23, 2016 2 Comments

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Join us for a farm tour and agrarian presentations on May 28 & 29 at RedTail Farms near Castor, AB! Written by Maya Atallah, University of Alberta Sociology Student Located three kilometers south of Castor, Alberta is RedTail Farm, home of Luing cattle, Berkshire pigs, Berg Grazers chicken, and owners Ian Griebel and Dana Blume. They take pride in their 2000-acre farm where animals are raised on a healthy grass fed, hormone and antibiotic-free diet. There are so many ways to approach agriculture, but it is the natural and holistic methods that Ian finds to be the most sustainable and … Continue reading RedTail Farm: Alberta ranch with three generations, looking seven generations forward