Blog Category: Manitoba

Now’s the time to support your local farmers!

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 19, 2020

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The Young Agrarians team has been brainstorming ways we can support farmers during these challenging times, and ensure our communities have access to safe and nutritious food. Supporting our local food systems is more important than ever. Small farms will have a much harder time riding the economic slowdown than bigger businesses. As restaurants and other markets close, some farmers are experiencing challenges getting their produce to consumers.  Fortunately, farmers are a creative bunch, and many are restructuring their sales channels via online pre-ordering, pickup, and delivery to optimize safety and make sure their food gets to eaters. We’re all in this together, and … Continue reading Now’s the time to support your local farmers!

March 17-19: Manitoba – Dr. Fred Provenza Workshops

Posted by Dana Penrice on March 05, 2020

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Dr. Fred Provenza, the author of Nourishment: What Animals Can Teach Us about Rediscovering Our Nutritional Wisdom  will be on a workshop tour around Manitoba. Tuesday, March 17 – MBFI  Wednesday, March 18 – Glenboro Theatre Thursday, March 19 – Pipestone Community Hall All workshops start at 10:00 am and wrap up at 3:30 pm. Dr. Provenza was a faculty member in the Department of Range Science from 1982 to 2009. He is currently Professor Emeritus in the Department of Wildland Resources at Utah State University For the past 30 years, his group has produced ground-breaking research that laid the foundations for what … Continue reading March 17-19: Manitoba – Dr. Fred Provenza Workshops

POSTPONED: APR 4, 2020: CLEARWATER, MB – Introduction to Pastured Poultry Workshop

Posted by Dana Penrice on March 05, 2020

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This event has been postponed. We’re partnering with the Harvest Moon Society to bring you a workshop to get you started in poultry. WHEN: Saturday, April 4th 9:30 am to 4:00 pm WHERE: The Harvest Moon Learning Centre, Clearwater, MB WHAT: This workshop will cover: FARM & ENTERPRISE GOALS BREED & STRAIN SELECTION BASICS OF BROODING MANAGING POULTRY ON PASTURE POULTRY EQUIPMENT WINTER HOUSING REGISTRATION:  $75 per person (includes lunch). Space is limited so register by March 31st. To register contact info@harvestmoonsociety.org      

Take the Survey: 2020 National New Farmer Survey

Posted by Dana Penrice on March 03, 2020

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If you are intending to farm, are currently farming, or have recently exited farming, please fill out the National New Farmer Survey 2020! This survey is a follow-up to our important 2015 survey which was used to advocate for better policies to support new farmers in Canada, including through Canada’s national food policy at a Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food. The results will help understand the unique experiences of new farmers in Canada in 2020. In order to give weight to our recommendations, we need as many farmer voices as possible.  We want to hear from people who are currently … Continue reading Take the Survey: 2020 National New Farmer Survey

FILLED ~ FARM JOB: WINNIPEG, MB – Heart Acres Farm, Greenhouse Manager

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 14, 2020

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Heart Acres Farm in Winnipeg, MB is seeking a Greenhouse Manager for the 2020 season!  ABOUT HEART ACRES FARM Heart Acres Farm is a 1 acre farm located 10 minutes south of Winnipeg in the Red River Valley of Manitoba. We are “friend” owned and operated, and we use no-till and ecological practices in our system. We use hand-tools on the farm, have a hoop-house where we grow our tomatoes, and are adding caterpillar tunnels into our system this season. We have a 50 person CSA, and serve 2 markets in the city, as well as a hand-full of wholesalers. We grow a large … Continue reading FILLED ~ FARM JOB: WINNIPEG, MB – Heart Acres Farm, Greenhouse Manager

EVENT RECAP: Manitoba Mini-Mixer @ Rackham Hall

Posted by Dana Penrice on December 09, 2019

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Young Agrarians comes to Manitoba! On December 7, 38 farmers and food lovers gathered at the beautiful Rackham hall near Riding Mountain National Park for a Young Agrarians Mixer. Being one of the first Young Agrarians gatherings in Manitoba, we spent time getting to know each other and discussing the needs and opportunities for new and existing farmers in the region. We met people raising livestock, organic grain, doing marketing gardening, growing mushrooms and of course much, much more! We shared laughs, ideas and of course some amazing food! Ryan Ryan Pengelly of Tamarack Farms near Erickson, MB spoke getting his farm started and … Continue reading EVENT RECAP: Manitoba Mini-Mixer @ Rackham Hall

Dec 7, 2019: Onanole, MB – Agrarian Mixer & Potluck at Rackham Hall

Posted by Dana Penrice on November 13, 2019

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We are beyond excited to be organizing another Young Agrarians event in Manitoba! Join fellow farmers and food lovers for an afternoon and evening of learning, sharing and fun! This event is free and open to everyone.  WHEN: Saturday, December 7th from 1:00 pm to midnight LOCATION: Rackham Hall near Onanole, MB. Google map directions to Rackham. REGISTRATION: This event is free but we kindly ask that you let us know you are coming here. SCHEDULE: 1:00 – Arrival/ Welcome Introductions Young Agrarians: How We’re Growing the Next Generation of New Farmers Networking activity Tackling the Challenges of a New Farmer – Round Table Discussions Getting … Continue reading Dec 7, 2019: Onanole, MB – Agrarian Mixer & Potluck at Rackham Hall

MAR 5-6, 2020: BRANDON, MB – Prairie Organics: Think Whole Farm Conference

Posted by Michalina Hunter on August 15, 2019 1 Comment

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Prairie Organics: Think Whole Farm 2020 The Prairie Organics: Think Whole Farm conference and trade show is back for its third conference! This exciting event will be held March 5th and 6th, 2020 at the Keystone Centre in Brandon, Manitoba. Prairie Organics: Think Whole Farm 2020 will bring together the science and practice of organic farming. During 2 days of conference presentations, conference delegates will learn about building soil fertility, managing weeds, the latest cultivation and seeding equipment along with other cross cutting issues such as building biodiversity and responding to a changing climate. Producers can build their markets by participating in one-on-one business meetings … Continue reading MAR 5-6, 2020: BRANDON, MB – Prairie Organics: Think Whole Farm Conference

Aug. 18: Winnipeg, MB – Farmer Gathering for Women, Trans & Queer Farmers and Growers

Posted by Dana Penrice on August 08, 2019

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Direct Farm Manitoba is excited for our next farm mentorship gathering, a place for farmers and wannabe farmers to get together and learn from one another. Heart Acres Farm is hosting our next gathering August 18th at 6:30pm (1395 Lasko Rd., just south of Winnipeg). This gathering is for women, trans, and queer farmers and growers. Bring a lawn chair and a potluck dish to share! Who Is Invited: Queer & Women-identified farmers only When: Sunday August 18th, 6:30pm Where: Heart Acres Farm – 1395 Lasko Rd. south of Winnipeg Details: We are super excited for this gathering that creates safe space for womyn & queer farmers/ growers to connect. There will be a farm … Continue reading Aug. 18: Winnipeg, MB – Farmer Gathering for Women, Trans & Queer Farmers and Growers