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What’s up – for Feb. 5, 2009

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

Feb. 5 – Farm succession seminar, 9 a. m. to 3 p. m., Tyndall Village Community Centre. $20 pre-registration required. For more info and to register call MAFRI in Beausejour at 204-268-6094.

Feb. 5 – Crop Day, 9 a. m. to 3:30 p. m., Legion Hall, 294 Lumber Ave., Steinbach. For more info call MAFRI at 204-346-6080.

Feb. 6 – “Let’s beef it up” beef information meeting, Taylor Auctions, Melita. Beef on a bun, 11 a. m. to 12:30 p. m.; guest speakers, 12:30 p. m., including Rick Wright, Dr. Wayne Clayton, Brian Sterling. For more info call Glen Harmon at 204-522-3538 or Ross or Brock Taylor at 204-522-3996 (toll free 1-877-617-2537).

Feb. 6 – Canadian Farm Business Management Council value chain management workshop, Canad Inns, 2401 Saskatchewan Ave. W., Portage la Prairie. For more info or to register visit www.farmcentre.com/workshopsor call Annette Allen at MAFRI at 204-937-7030.

Feb. 10 – 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.

Feb. 10 – Food Product Development Seminar, 8:45 a. m. to 4 p. m., SunGro Centre, Beausejour. Registration $15 (lunch included), deadline Feb. 5. For more info call Joy Lorette at 204-392-7268.

Feb. 10 – Forage Day, 9 a. m. to 3 p. m., Giroux Community Hall. For more info call MAFRI at 204-346-6080.

Feb. 11 – Benchland Forage Consortium annual meeting, 12:30 to 5:30 p. m., Plumas Community Hall. Banquet 6:30 p. m. Keynote: Dr. Bart Lardner, U of S. Registration $10, additional family members $5, deadline Feb. 6. For more info or to register call MAFRI in Gladstone at 204-385-6633.

Feb. 11-12 – Manitoba Special Crops Symposium, Winnipeg Convention Centre. Keynote speaker: Jolene Brown. For more info visit www.manitobaspecialcrops.ca.

Feb. 11-13 – Western Barley Growers Association annual convention, Sheraton Cavalier, 2620 32nd Ave. NE, Calgary. For more info, visit www.wbga.orgor call 403-912-3998.

Feb. 12 – Farm Succession Day, Shamrock Centre, Killarney. Registration $25 per person, deadline Jan. 30. For more info or to register contact Carling at MAFRI at 204-523-5260.

Feb. 12 –Food Product Development Seminar, 8:45 a. m. to 4 p. m., Anglican Church Hall, Teulon. Registration $15 (lunch included), deadline Feb. 9. For more info call Lynn Gilmore at 204-861-2071.

Feb. 12 – Completing the Animal Health Cycle: A Holistic Approach to Animal Health, 10 a. m. to 4 p. m., Plumas Legion Hall. Registration $10, lunch included, deadline Feb. 9. Speaker: Dan Leiterman, CEO, Crystal Creek Inc. For more info or to register call MAFRI at 204-385-6633.

Feb. 17 – Building Soil Health with Cover Crops, 10 a. m. to 3 p. m., Plumas Legion Hall. Registration $10, lunch included, deadline Feb. 13. Speaker: Ken Miller. For more info or to register call MAFRI at 204-385-6633.

Feb. 17-19 – Manitoba-North Dakota Zero Tillage Farmers Association annual workshop and trade show, Victoria Inn, Brandon. Theme: “Doing more with less.” For more info visit www.mandakzerotill.orgor contact Alan Ness at [email protected] westriv.comor 701-442-5457.

Feb. 18 – Food Product Development Seminar, 8:45 a. m. to 4 p. m., Elks Hall, Ashern. Registration $15 (lunch included), deadline Feb. 13. For more info call Lesley Bond at 204-768-0427.

Feb. 18 – Manitoba Forage Symposium, Southern Manitoba Convention Centre, Morris. For more info or to register, call the Beausejour GO office at 204-268-6228 or visit http://www.mbforagecouncil.mb.ca/upcomingevents/2009/default. aspx.

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] mrac.ca.

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]ter.caor 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.

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