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What’s up – for Jan. 15, 2009

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

Jan. 19-21 – North American Strawberry Growers Association annual general meeting, Hotel Monteleone, 214 Rue Royale, New Orleans, LA. For more info visit www.nasga.org.

Jan. 20 – Canola Days, Amphitheatre, Keystone Centre, Brandon. For more info call MCGA at 204-982-2120.

Jan. 20-22 – Red River Basin Land and Water International Summit Conference, Fort Garry Hotel, 222 Broadway, Winnipeg. Theme: “Shaping the basin’s future together.” For more info visit www.redriverbasincommission.org.

Jan. 20-22 – Manitoba Ag Days, Keystone Centre, 1175 18th St., Brandon. For more info visit www.agdays.com.

Jan. 21 – Keystone Agricultural Producers young farmers committee lunch at Manitoba Ag Days, 11:30 a. m. to 1 p. m. in Salon A, Keystone Centre, Brandon. For more info visit www.kap.mb.ca.

Jan. 25-31 – Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program, College of Agriculture, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon. For more info call Pat Englund at 306-665-1678 or visit http://agribusiness.usask.ca/.

Jan. 28 – Holland Beef and Forage Day, part of Manitoba Beef and Forage Week, 9 a. m. to 3:30 p. m., Holland Community Hall. Registration $10, lunch included. For more info, call MAFRI at Treherne, 204-723-3232, or Portage, 204-239-3352.

Jan. 28-29 – Southeast Beef and Forage Days, Shevchenko Ukrainian Centre, Rosa. For more info contact Peter Petrash at MAFRI’s Vita GO Office at 204-425-5050.

Jan. 28-30 – Keystone Agricultural Producers 25th annual meeting, Delta Winnipeg, 350 St. Mary Ave., Winnipeg. Theme: “A quarter-century of progress.” For more info visit www.kap.mb.ca or call 204-697-1140.

Jan. 28-30 – KAP’s young farmers committee annual meeting, Delta Winnipeg. Speakers to focus on marketing, business planning, farm communications and innovation. All young farmers invited to attend. For more info and to register visit www.kap.mb.ca.

Feb. 3 – Manitoba Canola Growers Association annual general meeting, Pioneer Lounge, Keystone Centre, Brandon. For more info call 204-982-2120.

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.org or 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. 12-14 and 19-21 – 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. 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.org or contact Alan Ness at [email protected] westriv.com or 701-442-5457.

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 Kristin Yaworski-Lowdon at MRAC at 1-800-216-9767 or e-mail [email protected]

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.

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 Kristin Yaworski-Lowdon at MRAC at 1-800-216-9767 or e-mail [email protected]

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

March 12-13 – 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 Kristin Yaworski-Lowdon at MRAC at 1-800-216-9767 or e-mail [email protected] mrac.ca.

June 2-6 – International Wheat Quality Conference IV, Radisson Hotel, Saskatoon. For more info visit www.usask.ca/iwqc4.

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