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What’s Up – for Mar. 5, 2009

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

March 5 – Canola College 2009, Victoria Inn, 3550 Victoria Ave. W., Brandon. Registration $100. For more info visit

March 5 – Manitoba Buckwheat Growers Association annual meeting, 9:30 a. m. to 3 p. m., University of Manitoba Ian Morrison Station, Carman (one mile west of lights at Hwys. 3 and 245, on south side of Hwy. 245). Topics: Research, agronomy trials, weed management, varieties, markets, U. S. perspective. Lunch included. For more info call Rejean Picard at 204-744-4050 or Marc Durand at 204-248-2268.

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 6 – Oakville Crop Production Meeting, 9 a. m. to 3:30 p. m., Oakville Community Hall. Topics: Managing fusarium, drainage, maximizing nitrogen efficiency, minimal till on heavy soils, new varieties, oats update. For more info call MAFRI at Portage at 204-239-3353.

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 – Eastman Sheep and Goat Association meeting/ worming seminar, 7:30 p. m., Smitty’s Restaurant, Steinbach. Speakers: Mamoon Rashid and Dr. Wayne Tomlinson. For more info call Richard Davis at 204-427-3633.

March 10– Canola College 2009, Gallagher Centre, 455 W. Broadway, Yorkton, Sask. Registration $100. For more info visit

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

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

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

June 2-6 – International Wheat Quality Conference IV, Radisson Hotel, Saskatoon. For more info visit

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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