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What’s Up – for Feb. 19, 2009

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

Feb. 19-20 – Canadian Value Chain Network workshops, Brandon. Topics: “Partnering and collaboration” (Thurs.) and “Gathering and planning for new product introductions” (Fri.). Registration $50 per person per workshop, deadline one week before workshops. For more info call Eugene Warwaruk at MRAC at 1-800-216-9767 or e-mail [email protected]

Feb. 19-21 and 26-28 – Holistic Management Course, Legion Hall, Pilot Mound. For more info on this six-day seminar, contact Jo-Lene at MAFRI at 204-825-3512.

Feb. 20-21 – Growing Local: Creating Local Solutions for a Food-Secure Manitoba, University of Winnipeg. Food security conference with keynote speakers Laura Rance and Pat Mooney; pre-conference events Feb. 19. For more info or to register, visit www.manitobafoodsecurity.ca,e-mail [email protected]or call 204-943-0823 or 1-800-731-2638.

Feb. 22-24 – GrainWorld, Fairmont Winnipeg, 2 Lombard Ave., Winnipeg. For more info call 204-983-4236.

Feb. 27 – Farm Focus 2009, 9 a. m. to 4 p. m., Boissevain School, 885 Mill Rd. Free admission, lunch $3. Speakers: Todd Birkan and Karen Cartwright (BDO), John Heard, Scott Day and Keith Edmunds. Trade show included. For more information call 204-534-6303 or e-mail [email protected]

March 2-4 – Canadian Value Chain Network three-day workshop, Winnipeg. Topic: “Customer-focused collaboration: Mastering value chain implementation.” Registration $424 per person, deadline one week before workshop. For more info call Eugene at MRAC at 1-800-216-9767 or e-mail [email protected]

March 5 – Canola College 2009, Victoria Inn, 3550 Victoria Ave. W., Brandon. Registration $100. For more info visit http://www.canolacouncil.org/canola_college_2009.aspx.

March 5-6 – Grass: The Foundation of Health, Healthy Food, Healthy Stock and Healthy Farms, 10 a. m. to 5 p. m. Thurs., 8:30 a. m. to 3 p. m. Fri., Neepawa Legion Hall. Registration $50, two lunches and supper included, deadline Feb. 27. Speaker: Doug Gunnick. For more info or to register call MAFRI in Gladstone at 204-385-6633.

March 7 – Manitoba Sheep Association annual general meeting, Royal Canadian Legion, 425 Brown St., Neepawa. Registration 9:30 a. m. For more info call Eugene Sabot at 204-422-8288 or e-mail [email protected]

March 9-10 – Canadian Value Chain Network workshops, Portage la Prairie. Topics: “Product development” (Thurs.) and “Understanding category management” (Fri.). Registration $50 per person per workshop, deadline one week before workshops. For more info call Eugene Warwaruk at MRAC at 1-800-216-9767 or e-mail [email protected]These workshops were previously scheduled for March 12-13.

March 10– Canola College 2009, Gallagher Centre, 455 W. Broadway, Yorkton, Sask. Registration $100. For more info visit http://www.canolacouncil.org/canola_college_2009.aspx.

March 10-11 – Manitoba Egg Producers annual general meeting, Victoria Inn, 1808 Wellington Ave., Winnipeg. Evening reception Tues., 7-10 p. m.; registration Wed., 9:30 a. m., business meeting 10 a. m. For more info or to register call 204-488-4888 or visit www.eggs.mb.ca.

March 10-12 – Canola Council of Canada convention, Sheraton Centre, 123 Queen St. W., Toronto. For more info visit www.canola-council.org.

March 30 -April 4 – Royal Manitoba Winter Fair, Keystone Centre, Brandon. For more info visit www.brandonfairs.com.

April 1-5 – Holstein Canada national convention, Hyatt Regency, 655 Burrard St., Vancouver. For more info visit www.holstein.ca.

April 4 – Rare Breeds Canada annual general meeting, 9 a. m., Canad Inns, 1125 18th St., Brandon. Banquet on April 3 at 7 p. m., Riverbank Discovery Centre, tickets $30, deadline March 27. Booth to appear at Royal Manitoba Winter Fair. For more info visit www.rarebreedscanada.caor e-mail [email protected]

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.

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.

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.

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