Blog Category: Workshops

Low Stress Livestock Handling with Dylan Biggs- RECAP

Posted by Lilli Klamke on September 17, 2019

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  RECAP: Low-Stress Livestock Handling with Dylan Biggs   “SQUEEZING- NOT PUSHING!” – Overcoming our human impulses… This last weekend a number of Younger and Elder Agrarians from across Alberta gathered at Nature’s Way Farm in Grimshaw, AB to participate in the Low Stress Livestock Handling workshop with Dylan Biggs from TK Ranch. Dylan has got an exceptional set of skills not only on working with cattle but also in teaching how to handle livestock in a quiet and most of all effective way. We eagerly listened to his captivating descriptions and stories throughout the two-day workshop. But not only … Continue reading Low Stress Livestock Handling with Dylan Biggs- RECAP

NOV 2, 2019: KELOWNA, BC – OKANAGAN LAND LINK

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on September 16, 2019

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KELOWNA LAND LINKING WORKSHOP Date: Saturday, November 2, 2019  |  1-6pm Location: First Lutheran Church, 4091 Lakeshore Rd, Kelowna, B.C. Syilx Territory Refreshments & snacks provided. Please RSVP: Register now  – and don’t forget to join the Facebook event and share with your community! You can offer or request ride sharing in the Facebook event discussion, too.  Questions about this event, or about the B.C. Land Matching Program? Reach out to our Okanagan Land Matcher Tessa Wetherill at tessa@youngagrarians.org. Land Linking Workshop: Networking, Land Access Arrangements, B.C. Land Matching Program & Farmer Q&A! GOT LAND? WANT LAND? Are you a landowner looking for farmers? Are you a farmer looking for land? … Continue reading NOV 2, 2019: KELOWNA, BC – OKANAGAN LAND LINK

OCT 20, 2019: PRINCE GEORGE, BC – Central & Northern BC Land Link

Posted by Jolene Swain on September 12, 2019

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PRINCE GEORGE LAND LINKING WORKSHOP Date: Sunday, October 20, 2019  |  1-6pm Location: NUSC Event Space, 3333 University Way, Prince George, B.C. LHEIDLI T’ENNEH TERRITORY Please RSVP: Register now – and don’t forget to join the Facebook Land Linking event and share with your community! You can offer or request ride sharing in the Facebook event discussion, too.  Refreshments & snacks provided. Questions about this event, or about the B.C. Land Matching Program? Reach out to our Central & Northern B.C. Land Matcher Jolene Swain at jolene@youngagrarians.org. Land Linking Workshop: Networking, Land Access Arrangements, B.C. Land Matching Program & Expert Panel! GOT LAND? WANT … Continue reading OCT 20, 2019: PRINCE GEORGE, BC – Central & Northern BC Land Link

Training Courses Covered Through Wildfire Recovery Program in BC

Posted by Michalina Hunter on September 06, 2019

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Community Futures Wildfire Business Transition Program Business and Not-For-Profit Training The Wildfire Business Transition – Self-Directed Training Program is intended to help businesses and not-for-profits (organizations) impacted by the 2017 wild fire season to identify their training needs and provide financial and advisory support to meet those needs. Courses such as the “The Market Gardener’s Master Class” with Jean-Martin Fortier can be paid for, if completed by Nov 15, 2019.  For a list of more information and eligible communities, click the document below: How to apply and find if a certain training is eligible: Application forms are available at cfwildfire.ca Contact … Continue reading Training Courses Covered Through Wildfire Recovery Program in BC

1st GENERATION FARMERS CONFERENCE RECAP

Posted by Alex on August 16, 2019

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The inaugural 1st Generation Farmers Conference was a day of great connections and great ideas! More than 50 farmers, aspiring farmers, and farm supporters drove out to Rosy Farms, where we gathered to learn about marketing, business planning, building community, and everything in between. Although it was a cool August day, we made the most of it by enjoying our delicious lunch around a campfire. This feast featured local Alberta producers including Ruby Apron, Steve & Dan’s BC Fruit, Herbologie , Chicks-n-chaps, Rosy Farms, Reclaim Organics, Meuwly’s, Confetti Sweets, The Northern Table, and MoJo JoJo.           … Continue reading 1st GENERATION FARMERS CONFERENCE RECAP

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

Posted by Michalina Hunter on August 15, 2019

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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

Sept 14+15 2019: Grimshaw, AB – Low Stress Livestock Handling Workshop with Dylan Biggs

Posted by Lilli Klamke on August 15, 2019

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  Workshop: Low-Stress Livestock Handling with Dylan Biggs “Low-stress livestock handling can contribute to the well being of your cattle by allowing you to handle them in all situations in a safe, calm, efficient manner — effectively minimizing the amount of stress you expose your cattle to.” Dylan Biggs Are you running your herd of cattle or are they running you? There is lot’s to learn and to know about not only the behavior of our animals but also about the way we are handling them. Come on out for the two-day workshop at Nature’s Way Farm in Grimshaw. Dylan … Continue reading Sept 14+15 2019: Grimshaw, AB – Low Stress Livestock Handling Workshop with Dylan Biggs

OCT 25-26, 2019: ROSSLAND, BC – Columbia Basin Mixer

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 15, 2019

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Columbia Basin Mixer When: October 25th – 26th 2019, Where: Red Mountain Resort, Rossland BC Tickets: Register today here!  (Scroll down in the ticketing popup to find the Mixer tickets.) The ticket is a suggested donation of $50 to $100 and includes food, education and accommodation at the new Nowhere Special Hostel at the base of Red Mountain Ski Resort. A stellar deal! SHARE and stay up to date in the Facebook event. SCHEDULE: Check out the agenda for the whole Basin Food Summit and Mixer here. This fall, join us at Red Mountain Resort, and the new Nowhere Special Hostel for … Continue reading OCT 25-26, 2019: ROSSLAND, BC – Columbia Basin Mixer

SEPT-NOV, 2019: VANCOUVER, BC – SCALE YOUR PROGRESSIVE FOOD BUSINESS

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 12, 2019

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Give your progressive food business a leg up with Feeding Growth. Feeding Growth’s Scale Your Progressive Food Business is a five-part workshop series that provides practical tips to environmentally progressive, organic, ethical, and socially responsible packaged goods companies at critical stages of expansion. Feeding Growth alumni include award-winning businesses such as Wize Monkey, Spread’em Kitchen and Tree Island Yogurt. The five workshops follow the proven Feeding Growth recipe: personable and caring food industry mentors share advice, participants engage in hands-on exercises, and the series culminates with a keynote event celebrating our graduates and the local food movement. Each workshop focuses … Continue reading SEPT-NOV, 2019: VANCOUVER, BC – SCALE YOUR PROGRESSIVE FOOD BUSINESS

July 30, 2019: EDMONTON, AB – From Seed to Sourdough: Plant Breeding for Low Input Systems

Posted by Dana Penrice on July 10, 2019

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Learn about the selection process, organic wheat agronomy, and the traits farmers, buyers, and bakers are looking for. The day will feature new research from the University of Manitoba Participatory Plant Breeding program and a tour of new organically-bred wheat varieties and farmer-bred wheat lines. Speakers: Michelle Carkner, Natural Systems Agriculture Lab, University of Manitoba Ward Middleton, Midmore Farms and Farmer Breeder Kaelin Whittaker, Real Bread Alberta When: Tuesday, July 30, 2019 | 1:00PM to 4:30PM | $10 Where: University of Alberta Research Farm, Edmonton, AB For more information and to register contact info@organicalberta.org or call 587-521-2400