All posts by Dana Penrice

Nov. 20: Town Hall – Direct Farm Manitoba

Posted by Dana Penrice on October 30, 2020

WHEN: November 20, 2020 1pm-3pm WHERE: Virtually on Zoom WHO:  Direct Farm Manitoba members and future members! WHAT: Mark your calendars for the 2020 Direct Farm Manitoba Town hall. The town hall is a great chance to get together and discuss issues important to the direct farm marketing sector. Whether you are a long time member, or just starting out and wanting to know more about Direct Farm Manitoba, we hope to see you there! Have a policy concern, issue, or other topic you want to discuss? We want to hear about it! Contact us at events@directfarmmanitoba.ca HOW:  RSVP to events@directfarmmanitoba.ca

Nov 5 – 26: Regenerative Ag Month – Manitoba Grasslands and Forage Association

Posted by Dana Penrice on October 30, 2020

MFGA’s Regenerative Ag Conference will be delivered as a month long on-line celebration of Regen Ag Farming in Manitoba, focussing on soil health, producer prosperity! When: Thursday Nights in November Where: Online. Register here.  What: A month-long celebration featuring one keynote speaker per week – all free of charge and live as it happens. The format for each 120-minute presentation includes the following: 45-minute Video customized to a Made-in-Manitoba focus Live Q&A Session moderated by MFGA leaders Local Producer Panel Thursday, November 5, 2020 7pm – 9pm DIANA RODGERS – Live & Online “Sacred Cow” Presentation – watch the trailer Internationally-recognized Diana … Continue reading Nov 5 – 26: Regenerative Ag Month – Manitoba Grasslands and Forage Association

Nov. 5 & 6: Organic Connections – SaskOrganics

Posted by Dana Penrice on October 30, 2020

Thursday, November 5, 2020- Online Program 8:15-8:30am  Welcome & Opening Remarks – Organic Connections Chair Marla Carlson 8:30-9:15am  Bob Quinn- Taking Farming Back to the Future for Health, Prosperity and Fun BREAK 9:30-10:15am  Don M. Huber, PhD, Professor Emeritus – Managing Nutrition to Control Plant Diseases and Pests BREAK 10:30-11:15am  Chris Trump – Overview of the Complexity of the Interconnection Between Soil Microbial Life and Nutrient Uptake and Yield BREAK 11:30-12:15pm  Dr. Andrew Hammermeister- Translating Organic Science into Practice 12:15pm  Closing Remarks – Organic Connections Chair Marla Carlson Friday, November 6, 2020- Online Program  8:15-8:30am  Welcome & Opening Remarks – … Continue reading Nov. 5 & 6: Organic Connections – SaskOrganics

NOV to DEC: Manitoba Organic Alliance Webinar on Weeds

Posted by Dana Penrice on October 15, 2020

Weed Webinars November 4, 2020 – December 9, 2020 by Manitoba Organic Alliance $40 Register here for one, two or five webinars and tune in from the comfort of your own home during your lunch hour. Each webinar is $10. Save $10 by registering for all five. Funding is provided in part by the Canada and Manitoba governments through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership. Additional sponsorship is provided by FCC, MASC and Weed Surfer. Introduction to Organic Weed Management – November 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm In this webinar, you’ll learn about the general approaches used by organic producers to manage … Continue reading NOV to DEC: Manitoba Organic Alliance Webinar on Weeds

JOBS: FOOD MATTERS MANITOBA – Northern Facilitator and Community Educator

Posted by Dana Penrice on October 15, 2020

Food Matters Manitoba is looking for a few more great people to join their team. Check out these postings! Application deadline October 18th.  Northern Facilitator Food Matters Manitoba is seeking a part-time (18.75 hours per week) Northern Facilitator for a 5-month term beginning November 1, 2020. Reporting to the Northern Coordinator, the Northern Facilitator will assist with community food initiatives throughout Northern Manitoba, liaise with community partners, engaging program participants, and support evaluation of program activities. See full job posting.  Community Educator Food Matters Manitoba is seeking a part-time (30 hours per week) Education Facilitator for a 9- month term beginning as … Continue reading JOBS: FOOD MATTERS MANITOBA – Northern Facilitator and Community Educator

Thinking of Hosting an Apprenticeship – Are You a Good Fit?

Posted by Dana Penrice on August 24, 2020

Mentoring the next generation of ranchers and farmers can be extremely rewarding. As an expert in your field with many years of experience running a business, you are in an excellent position to introduce a novice to the many and nuanced aspects of running an agricultural business, from building fence or caring for a sick animal to fixing the farm truck, developing a marketing strategy, designing a label for your products, or making important financial decisions. No one is better qualified to grow a new agrarian than an experienced mentor with many years on the land, yet not every rancher or … Continue reading Thinking of Hosting an Apprenticeship – Are You a Good Fit?

Call for Mentors: Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program

Posted by Dana Penrice on August 10, 2020 2 Comments

Mentor application deadline extended to November 6th. We are seeking Host Mentor Farms for the YA Apprenticeship Program in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba We are excited to announce that in 2021, in addition to Alberta, we will be expanding the Young Agrarians Apprenticeship program into Saskatchewan and Manitoba. We are actively seeking farms and ranches in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba to join our program and grow the next generation of regenerative agriculture practitioners. We are looking for farmers who are dedicated stewards of the land; are skilled and enthusiastic teachers who have a passion for mentoring young and aspiring farmers; and have a farm … Continue reading Call for Mentors: Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program

New On-Farm Slaughter Regulations in Alberta Will Help New Farmers

Posted by Dana Penrice on August 02, 2020

For years, small-scale meat producers in Alberta have been calling for scale-appropriate regulations that improved access to slaughter and processing. On July 29, 2020, Agriculture and Forestry Minister Devin Dreeshen announced big changes to the Meat Inspection Regulation including a new license allowing farmers to slaughter animals and process meat on-site. This Uninspected Slaughter Operation License will enable a livestock farmer to sell a live animal to a customer and the customer can have the animal slaughtered on the farm. The meat from the animal will be uninspected and for the consumption of the customer and the customer’s household only. The … Continue reading New On-Farm Slaughter Regulations in Alberta Will Help New Farmers

Job: Food Matters Manitoba – Development Coordinator

Posted by Dana Penrice on July 13, 2020

Application Deadline: July 19th, 2020. Food Matters Manitoba is searching for a Development (Communication) Coordinator. Is this you? Someone you know? It is a great opportunity: amazing staff team, important work that is making a difference, interesting and dynamic position filled with challenge and reward. Download the Full Job Description here.

FARM JOB: Cartwright, MB – Fresh Roots Farm – FILLED

Posted by Dana Penrice on May 19, 2020

Fresh Roots Farm is looking to ideally hire a summer student (18 yrs+), or alternatively a non-student, willing to help our family with farm work this Spring and/or Summer. Tasks may include: – working with livestock (cattle, sheep) and poultry (laying hens) – working in our apiary with bees – building, maintaining and moving fences for livestock – helping tend to family vegetable garden – gathering and cartoning eggs from pastured poultry operation – collection of honey supers and honey extraction/bottling in our processing facility Job Details An ideal candidate will be willing to work hard, willing to learn and … Continue reading FARM JOB: Cartwright, MB – Fresh Roots Farm – FILLED