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 Rodger’s will take a deep look at the fundamental moral, environmental and nutritional quandaries around raising and eating livestock based on her “Sacred Cow” film.

MFGA Moderator: Ryan Boyd

Panel: Regenerative Food in the Manitoba Supply Chains
• Dana Penrice – Holistic Management/Savoury Institute
• Dustin Peltier – Loaf and Honey
• Curtis Brown – Food Ethos Farm

Thursday, November 12, 2020
7pm – 9pm

NICOLE MASTERS – Live & Online
Turning on the biological soil-gut system
In this session, Nicole will cover some of the ways we can restore biological function to our soil and explore the linkages between soil microbes and plant and animal performance.

MFGA Moderator: Larry Wegner

Panel: Fostering Soil Biology
• Chris Raupers – Cardale Grain, Cardale
• Joe Gardiner – Farmer and partner Covers and Co., Clearwater
• Alexander Boersch – Farmer and owner Regen AgSolutions, Elie

Thursday, November 19, 2020
7pm – 9pm

MARK SHEPARD – Live & Online
Making the Most of the Water Resources on Your Farm
Mark will share how to apply restoration agriculture water management methods, optimizing water across your property.

MFGA Moderator: Matt Vansteelandt

Panel: Opportunities and Experiences for effective water use on farm in the northern prairies
• Justin Girard – Hearts and Roots Farm, La Salle
• Takota Coen – Coen Farm, Central Alberta

Thursday, November 26, 2020
7pm – 9pm

RYAN BOYD – Live & Online
Grazing Ruminants: a resilient long-term solution to agriculture productivity and profitability
Ryan will discuss his 2019 Nuffield Scholarship that took him around the world visiting with regenerative farmers and ranchers and share ideas to successfully make grazing ruminants a centrepiece on prairie farms.

MFGA Moderator: Arron Nerbas

Panel: Integrating Cattle – Making it Work in Manitoba
• Brett McRae – McRae Land and Livestock, Brandon
• Nick Cowan – Farmer, Hartney
• Brian Harper – Circle H Farms, Brandon

Speaker bios and more on the conference here.