Blog Category: Events

Dec 3: WEBINAR – New On-Farm Slaughter Regulations in Alberta

Posted by Dana Penrice on November 16, 2020

The new On-Farm Slaughter Operation License under the Meat Inspection Act and Meat Inspection Regulation offers exciting opportunities for farmers in Alberta. Learn about what this means for you and get your questions answered at this free webinar.  WHEN: December 3rd, 2020 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm WHERE: Online. Join us from the comfort of your couch, office, tractor, compost heap – wherever you find yourself able to tune in! RSVP:  Register for this FREE online webinar here https://bit.ly/3lvyclL. You’ll receive a link to join the session either by computer, mobile or phone. This workshop will cover: On-Farm Slaughter Operation License – Sandy Stafford … Continue reading Dec 3: WEBINAR – New On-Farm Slaughter Regulations in Alberta

January 2021: ONLINE – Columbia Basin Mixer

Posted by Alex on November 05, 2020

Join us online for farm workshops and networking at Columbia Basin Mixer! This year’s mixer will be hosted virtually throughout the month of January. Although we are not able to gather in person, we’re excited to bring you a stellar line-up of speakers from across the Columbia Basin and beyond! Join us for discussions about growing your farm, building diversified and resilient markets, climate mitigation, winter veggies, and more. We’ll also have online networking events and a farmer yoga session. The Mixer will be hosted in the Columbia Basin but is open to everyone who wants to join! In the … Continue reading January 2021: ONLINE – Columbia Basin Mixer

OCT 28 – NOV 28: ONLINE – National Farmers Union Convention

Posted by Dana Penrice on November 02, 2020

About the National Farmers Union Convention 2020 What a year 2020 has been! Throughout, the National Farmers Union has continued to work diligently on behalf of family and cooperative farmers and progressive eaters and thinkers across Canada.  calling for measures to support family and cooperative farms fighting for farmers and farmers markets to be recognized as essential services highlighting the importance of localized food systems speaking for the health of all workers in the food system including farmers, migrant workers, inspectors and processors In addition, the NFU has created a Vision of a post-COVID Food System that we look forward … Continue reading OCT 28 – NOV 28: ONLINE – National Farmers Union Convention

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

LAND FORUM NOV 9-19, 2020 – ONLINE!

Posted by Michalina Hunter on October 16, 2020 3 Comments

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Every fall, our land matchers look forward to our Land Linking Workshops, where we gather land seekers and landholders to network and talk land access. While we’re not meeting in person this year, we’re excited to offer our first annual online Land Forum!  WHEN: November 9 -19th, 2020  WHERE: Online on unceded Indigenous territories across what is today known as B.C. Join us from the comfort of your couch, office, tractor, compost heap – wherever you find yourself able to tune in! RSVP: Register for the Land Forum and you’ll get access to links for all the webinars. Register for … Continue reading LAND FORUM NOV 9-19, 2020 – ONLINE!

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

SEP-NOV 2020: VANCOUVER, BC – UBC Farm Community Workshops

Posted by Seth Friedman on August 31, 2020

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UBC Farm is excited to announce that registration for the second half of our 2020 workshop series is now open! The UBC Farm hosts a wide range of workshops covering everything from gardening and food forestry to herbal medicine, fermenting, foraging, and much more.  All of our workshops are beginner friendly and open to everyone. Check out our upcoming workshops below, or visit our website: ubcfarm.ubc.ca/workshops Our workshops are delivered by knowledgeable UBC Farm staff and affiliated experts.   Attending a UBC Farm workshop online gives you a great chance to learn from our presenters, as well as to feel connection … Continue reading SEP-NOV 2020: VANCOUVER, BC – UBC Farm Community Workshops

SEPT 19, 2020: NANAIMO, BC – Land Social at Morgan Creek Farm

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on August 28, 2020

You’re invited to a socially-distanced outdoor Land Social at Morgan Creek Farm in Nanaimo, BC! If you’re curious about what land matching and sharing is all about, join us for the event. Be inspired and learn about the incredible farming that can be done on leased land!  Leasing farmer Chris “Farmer” Brown was a founding member of Farmship Growers Cooperative and has worked as a market gardener, urban farmer, and agricultural activist in Nanaimo for the past 9 seasons. He is a certified teacher and aspires to bring agricultural literacy into public school classrooms. We will tour the farm, enjoy … Continue reading SEPT 19, 2020: NANAIMO, BC – Land Social at Morgan Creek Farm