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What’s Up – for Mar. 12, 2009

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

March 12– Manitoba Pork Marketing Co-op annual district meeting, south central district, 1:30 p. m., Big M Centre, Stampede Grounds, Morris. For more info call 1-800-899-7675. All welcome.

March 13– Manitoba Pork Marketing Co-op annual district meeting, southeast district, noon, Smitty’s Restaurant, Steinbach. For more info call 1-800-899-7675. All welcome, lunch included.

March 14 – Manitoba Organic Alliance inaugural meeting, 9:30 a. m. to 2 p. m., Headingley Community Centre, 5353 Portage Ave. Theme: “The Future of Organic Food.” To register ($10 per person) call Jackie at 204-239-3362.

March 16 – Corn silage seminar, 10:30 a. m. to 2:45 p. m., Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre, Hwy. 220. Free admission for dairy and beef producers; pre-register by March 13 at 204-886-2696. Sponsors/organizers: Pioneer Hi-Bred, Interlake Holstein Dairy Club, MAFRI.

March 18– Manitoba Pork Marketing Co-op annual district meeting, H. B. marketing district, 2 p. m., William Glesby Centre, Portage la Prairie. For more info call 1-800-899-7675. All welcome, light dinner to be served.

March 19– Manitoba Pork Marketing Co-op annual district meeting, Heartland marketing district, 1:30 p. m., Starbuck Community Hall, Starbuck. For more info call 1-800-899-7675. All welcome, light dinner to be served.

March 20-22 – Agriculture in the City, Forks Market, Winnipeg. Interactive and educational displays on agriculture in Manitoba, involving over two dozen government and industry partner organizations. Runs 9:30 a. m. to 9 p. m. Friday, 9:30 a. m. to 6:30 p. m. Saturday and Sunday.

March 21 – Woodlot Association of Manitoba annual general meeting, 10 a. m., Unique Centre, 1270 Sturgeon Road, Winnipeg. Guest speaker: Philip Ronald of Jefferies Nurseries. $10 per person, lunch included. For more info or to register call Allan Webb at 204-467-8648 or e-mail [email protected]

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 9 – Keystone Agricultural Producers general council meeting, Canad Inns, 2401 Saskatchewan Ave., Portage la Prairie. For more info call 204-697-1140.

April 11-12 – Keystone Alpaca Classic, Agricultural Centre of Excellence, Keystone Centre, Brandon. For more info visit www.manitobaalpacaclub.com.

May 6-10 – Canadian Angus Association annual convention, Harrison Hot Springs Resort, 100 Esplanade Ave., Harrison Hot Springs, B. C. For more info call 250-546-2813 or visit www.cdnangus.ca

June 2-3 – Trace R&D 2009, Fairmont Hotel, 2 Lombard Place, Winnipeg. A research and development conference, trade show and workshop on ag and food traceability. For more info visit www.umanitoba.ca/afs/trace/.

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.

June 23 – Western Beef Development Centre summer field day, Termuende Research Farm, near Lanigan, SK. For more info visit www.wbdc.sk.caand click on “Producer Events.”

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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