Entz receives award of excellence

University of Manitoba agronomy researcher Martin Entz is among four people honoured recently at the Organic Connections Conference in Regina for their contributions to organic agriculture.

Entz was recognized for the more than three decades of research work into improving organic farming systems by studying crop rotation, green manure management, intercropping and comparing long-term organic and conventional production systems. He is the founder of the Natural Systems Agriculture at the University of Manitoba, which explores cropping systems based on processes found in nature — specifically the natural grassland ecosystem of prairie Canada.

Also recognized was Fleming, Sask. veterinarian and cattle rancher Dr. Donald Johnson for his work in organic livestock production, organic advocate Pat Godhe, for her efforts as a founding member of several organic coalitions in Saskatchewan, and Oxbow-area farmer Alvin Scheresky, a pioneer of organic agriculture, an organic promoter, and one of the first to operate an organic flour mill in the province.

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