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What’s Up – for Feb. 11, 2010

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

Feb. 16 – Canadian International Grains Institute introductory biodiesel production training, Beausejour. For more info or to register visit www.cigi.ca.

Feb. 17 – Manitoba Hay Day, AAFC Brandon Research Centre, Brandon. For more info or to register call Linda at 204-483-2153 or visit www.mbforagecouncil.mb.ca.

Feb. 17-19 – The Future of Trucking Symposium, Hotel Fort Garry, 222 Broadway, Winnipeg. For more info visit http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/management/ti/oremail [email protected] cc. umanitoba.ca.

Feb. 18 – Value Chain Manitoba Initiative workshop, Module 5: Understanding Category Management, 9 a. m. to 4 p. m. Various rural video conference locations available. For more info or to download a registration form visit www.valuechainmb.caor call 1-800-216-9767.

Feb. 19-20 – Growing Local 2010 food security conference, University of Winnipeg. For more info or to register call toll free 800-731-2638, email [email protected] toba.ca,or visit www.foodmattersmanitoba.ca.

Feb. 20 – Shelterbelt workshop, 1 to 3 p. m., Sprucewoods Community Hall. For more info call Assiniboine Hills Conservation District at 1-877-535-2139 or email [email protected]

Feb. 21-23 – GrainWorld 2010 conference, Fairmont Hotel, 2 Lombard Place, Winnipeg. For more info visit www.cwb.ca,call Caroline Wiley at 204-983-4236 or email [email protected]

Feb. 23 – Canadian Flax Genomics Workshop, Radisson Hotel, 405 20th St. E., Saskatoon. For more info visit www.cfgi.tufgen.ca/workshop.html.

Feb. 24 – MAFRI Ranchers’ Update, 6:30 p. m. to 9:30 p. m., Sun Gro Centre, 360 Community Lane, Beausejour. For more info and to register call MAFRI at 204-268-6094.

Feb. 25-27 – Prairie Conservation and Endangered Species Conference, Winnipeg Convention Centre, 375 York Ave. For more info visit www.pcesc.caor call Shannon toll free at 866-532-6155.

Feb. 26 – Farm Focus: Celebrating Farm Families and Rural Living, 9:30 a. m. to 4 p. m., Boissevain School, 885 Mill Rd. Trade show and displays. For more info call 204-534-6303 or 204-534-2010.

March 2 – Farm Credit Canada forum: Big ideas for your future, 10 a. m. to 3 p. m., Victoria Inn, 1808 Wellington Ave., Winnipeg. For more info call 1-800-387-3232 or visit www.fcc-fac.ca.

March 4 – Manitoba Flax Growers Association annual meeting, 10:30 a. m. to 3:30 p. m., Holland Community Centre. Presentations from Flax Council of Canada, Richardson International, Shape Foods, AAFC Morden. For more info call 204-832-0935.

March 4 – Adapting Agriculture to a Changing Prairie Climate, Holiday Inn South, 1330 Pembina Hwy., Winnipeg. For more info call 403-686-8407 or email [email protected]

March 5-6 – Manitoba Direct Farm Marketing Conference, Southern Manitoba Convention Centre, Morris. For more info visit www.directfarmmarketing.comor call Ann at MAFRI in Minnedosa, 204-868-5152.

March 8 – Canadian Wheat Board Farmer Forum, District 10, with Bill Toews, 10 a. m. to 1 p. m., McCreary Community Centre. For more info or to register call 800-275-4292, email [email protected]or visit www.cwb.ca/forums.

March 11 – Canadian Wheat Board Farmer Forum, District 10, with Bill Toews, 5:30-9:30 p. m., Oak Bluff Community Centre. For more info or to register call 800-275-4292, email [email protected]or visit www.cwb.ca/forums.

March 16 – Canadian Wheat Board Farmer Forum, District 9, with Bill Nicholson, 5:30-9:30 p. m., Shoal Lake Community Hall. For more info or to register call 800-275-4292, email bert_ [email protected]or visit www.cwb.ca/forums.

March 16-18 – Midwest Poultry Federation Convention bus tour to Minneapolis-St. Paul. Registration deadline Feb. 25. For more info contact Murray Smith at MAFRI at 204-954-0500.

March 18 – Manitoba Rural Adaptation Council annual general meeting, 8:30 a. m., Canad Inns, 2401 Saskatchewan Ave., Portage la Prairie. For more info visit www.mrac.ca.

March 18 – Value Chain Manitoba Initiative workshop, Module 6: Product Development – Are You Market Ready?, 9 a. m. to 4 p. m. Various rural video conference locations available. For more info or to download a registration form visit www.valuechainmb.caor call 1-800-216-9767.

April 14-15 – Western Canadian Livestock Expo, Prairieland Park, Saskatoon. For more info visit www.saskatoonex.com.

May 30 -June 1 – Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology Conference, Fairmont Hotel, 2 Lombard Place, Winnipeg. For more info visit www.cifst.ca.

Sept. 12-15 – Agricultural Biotechnology International Conference (ABIC 2010): Bridging Biology and Business, TCU Place, 35-22nd St. E., Saskatoon. For more info call 306-668-2659 or visit www.abic.ca/abic2010/index.html.

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