Please forward your agricultural events to [email protected]or call 204-944-5762
April 9 – Keystone Agricultural Producers general council meeting, Canad Inns, 2401 Saskatchewan Ave., Portage la Prairie. For more info call 204-697-1140.
April 9 – Manitoba Agricultural Hall of Fame annual general meeting, 1:30 p. m., Salon A, Keystone Centre, Brandon. Meeting open to public, all welcome. Hall’s inductees for 2009 will be announced; formal induction to follow in July. For more info e-mail [email protected]or call Pat Bailey at 204-728-3736.
April 11-12 – Keystone Alpaca Classic, Keystone Centre, Brandon. Events include Saturday night buffet ($30 per person) and silent auction, plus a Canadian Camelid Fibre Co-operative fibre drop-off. For more info visit www.manitobaalpacaclub.com.
April 14 – Winter wheat survival workshop, 9 -12 noon, MAFRI boardroom, Provincial Building, Beausejour. For more info call MAFRI at 204-268-6094.
April 14 – Eastman Sheep Association meeting, 7:30 p. m., Smitty’s Restaurant, Steinbach. Guest speaker: Wray Whitmore on feeding ewes in late pregnancy and lactation. For more info call Richard Davis at 204-427-3633.
April 14-16 – Milling and Kiln Drying for Profit, Canad Inns, 2401 Saskatchewan Ave., Portage la Prairie. Workshop on how to grade, handle and dry hardwood lumber, drying defects and kiln features. Attend one to three days. Registration free, deadline April 8. For more info call Carol Graham at MAFRI at 204-741-0490 or e-mail carol. [email protected]
April 21 – Manitoba Conservation Districts information day, Pioneer Lounge, Keystone Centre, Brandon. Guest speaker: Steinbach Mayor Chris Goertzen. Registration from 12:30 to 1:15 p. m. RSVP by April 17 to [email protected]or call 204-571-1097.
April 22 – Farmers’ Market informational meeting, Kin Centre, Pilot Mound. For more info or to register, call MAFRI’s Pilot Mound GO office at 204-825-3512.
May 5-6 – Occupational Health and Safety Conference, Victoria Inn, 3550 Victoria Ave., Brandon. Theme: “How can we right the wrong?” Full conference fee $446.25 after April 5, early-bird rate $393.75 (GST included). For more info call Lynda Ledd at 204-949-1085 or visit www.safetyservicesmanitoba.ca(click on “Events”).
May 6-10 – Canadian Angus Association annual convention, Harrison Hot Springs Resort, 100 Esplanade Ave., Harrison Hot Springs, B. C. For more info call 250-546-2813 or visit www.cdnangus.ca.
May 31 -June 4 – International Conference on Pig Reproduction, Banff Centre. For more info visit www.ales2.ualberta.ca/afns/icpror call 780-492-0063.
June 2-3 – Trace R&D 2009, Fairmont Hotel, 2 Lombard Place, Winnipeg. A research and development conference, trade show and workshop on ag and food traceability. For more info visit www.umanitoba.ca/afs/trace.
June 2-6 – International Wheat Quality Conference IV, Radisson Hotel, Saskatoon. For more info visit www.usask.ca/iwqc4.
June 16-19– Canadian Co-operative Association congress and annual general meeting, Westin Ottawa, 11 Colonel By Dr., Ottawa. Theme: “Celebrating a century of co-operation.” For more info call 613-238-6711, ext. 243, or visit www. coopscanada. coop/100th/congress. cfm.
June 17-19 – Western Canada Farm Progress Show, Evraz Place (formerly Regina Exhibition Park), Regina. For more info visit www.myfarmshow.com.
June 23 – Western Beef Development Centre summer field day, Termuende Research Farm, near Lanigan, SK. For more info visit www.wbdc.sk.caand click on “Producer Events.”
July 8-10 – Grain Growers of Canada annual summer meeting, Bayshore Inn, 111 Waterton Ave., Waterton Lakes National Park, Alta. For more info visit www.ggc-pgc.ca.
July 9-12 – 125th Anniversary Homecoming for R. M. of Lansdowne at Arden, Man. Past residents of the R. M. can contact Leah Dear for more info at 204-368-2403 or [email protected],or contact the R. M. office at 204-368-2202.
July 12-15 – Canadian Seed Trade Association annual general meeting, Westin Resort, 4090 Whistler Way, Whistler, B. C. For more info visit www.cdnseed.org.
July 13-16 – Canadian Special Crops Association annual convention, Fairmont Hotel, 2 Lombard Place, Winnipeg. For more info visit www.specialcrops.mb.ca.
July 16 – Valley Soybean Expo, 10 a. m. to 3 p. m., Morrison Sports Park, Oakville. Free admission, free lunch. For more info call 1-888-274-9243.
July 31 -Aug. 2 – “Wallace 125,” the R. M. of Wallace’s 125th anniversary homecoming, Hargrave Community Centre. For more info visit www.rmofwallace.com/Wallace%20125.htm or call Barb at 204-748-1249.