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What’s up – for Jan. 29, 2009

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

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.caor 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.

Jan. 30 – South Interlake Beef Seminar, 8:30 a. m. to 3:30 p. m., Teulon Rockwood Centennial Centre. Registration $10 per person, lunch included. Pre-registration required by Jan. 26 at the Teulon GO office at 204-886-2696.

Jan. 31 – Manitoba Stock Dog Association annual general meeting, Thunderbird Horse Centre, eight miles south of Brandon. Meeting to follow Winter Series Open and Novice stock dog competition. For more info call Barry Beremesh at 204-747-2408, Rick Willetts at 204-739-2642 or Kaelene Forsyth at 204-739-2678 or e-mail [email protected]to confirm intent to attend.

Feb. 2 – Think Local First! 7 to 9:30 p. m., Westmount School Gym, Swan Lake. For more info, call Cheryl at 204-744-4050. Feb. 2-5 – “The Farm Crisis and the Cattle Sector: Toward a New Analysis and New Solutions,” a series of meetings across Canada sponsored by the National Farmers Union. Manitoba dates include: Feb. 2, Oak Lake Legion Hall, 7:30 p. m.; Feb. 3, Ukrainian Hall, Minnedosa, 1 p. m. and Glenella Community Hall, 7:30 p. m.; Feb. 4, Austin Community Hall, 1:30 p. m. and Cypress River Memorial Hall, 7:30 p. m.; Feb. 5, St. Claude Recreation Centre, 1:30 p. m. For more info call Fred Tait at 204-252-2153.

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

Feb. 3 – Farm succession seminar, 9 a. m. to 3 p. m., Mennonite Heritage Village, Steinbach. $20 pre-registration required. For more info and to register call MAFRI in Steinbach at 204-346-6080.

Feb. 4-5 – Manitoba Swine Seminar, Victoria Inn, 1808 Wellington Ave., Winnipeg. For more info call Dallas Ballance at 204-475-8585 or e-mail [email protected]

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. 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. 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. 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.

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