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What’s Up – for Oct. 8, 2009

Please forward your agricultural events to [email protected]or call 204-944-5762

Oct. 13 – Value Chains 101: What they are and how they can boost your business, 9 a. m. to 4:30 p. m., Winnipeg. Free information session. For more info contact Eugene Warwaruk, value chain co-ordinator at MRAC, at 204-982-4793 or [email protected]or visit www.valuechainmb.ca.

Oct. 15 – Keystone Agricultural Producers general council, Canad Inns, 2401 Saskatchewan Ave. W., Portage la Prairie. For more info call 204-697-1140 or visit www.kap.mb.ca.

Oct. 16 – World Food Day breakfast and Golden Carrot Awards, 9:30 a. m. to 11:30 a. m., Rotunda, Manitoba Legislative Building, 450 Broadway, Winnipeg. Manitoba Food Charter’s celebration for Golden Carrot nominees. For more info or to RSVP call toll free 1-800-731-2638 or 204-943-0822 or e-mail [email protected]

Oct. 17 – Woodlot Field Day, 10 a. m. to 2 p. m., Ernie Gurica’s woodlot north of Grandview. Free admission, lunch included. For more info call Intermountain CD at 204-742-3764 or Ken Fosty at 204-453-3182.

Oct. 18-21 – Entomological Societies of Canada and Manitoba joint meeting, Hotel Fort Garry, Winnipeg. For more info visit www.esc-sec.ca/.

Oct. 21 – Video Conference: Celebrate Small Business Week, various locations, noon to 1 p. m. A MAFRI event profiling provincial business development services and resources. For more info contact your local MAFRI GO office.

Oct. 22-23 – Farm Management Conference: Marketing, Managing, Moving Forward, Keystone Centre, Brandon. Registration $75 before Oct. 16, $100 after. Includes youth workshops on safe horse handling and low-stress cattle handling. For more info call Carling at MAFRI at 204-523-5260.

Oct. 22-25 – Western Canada Fairs Association convention, Delta Bessborough, 601 Spadina Cres. E., Saskatoon. For more info call Joyce at 306-692-7357 or e-mail [email protected]

Nov. 1-3 – Manitoba Farm Women’s Conference, Greenwood Inn, 1715 Wellington Ave., Winnipeg. Early-bird registration deadline Oct. 15. For more info call 204-423-2089 or visit www.manitobafarmwomensconference.ca.

Nov. 1-4 – Canadian Workshop on Fusarium Head Blight, Marriott Ottawa, 100 Kent St., Ottawa. For more info visit www.cwfhb.org.

Nov. 2 – Value chain workshop: Understanding category management, 9 a. m. to 4:30 p. m., Steinbach. Registration $35. For more info contact Eugene Warwaruk, value chain co-ordinator at MRAC, at 204-982-4793 or [email protected]or visit www.valuechainmb.ca.

Nov. 3 – Cattle age-verification workshop, 7-9 p. m., Shevchenko School, Vita. Preregistration required. For more info or to register call MAFRI at Vita at 204-425-5050.

Nov. 3 – Value chain workshop: Product development -Are you ready? 9 a. m. to 4:30 p. m., Steinbach. Registration $35. For more info contact Eugene Warwaruk at 204-982-4793 or visit www.valuechainmb.ca.

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