GFM Network News


Perennial Crops May Store Carbon

Finding ways to make farming more environmentally sound is one of the goals of a greenhouse gas study taking place south of Winnipeg. “What we’re trying to do is to see if it’s possible to generate cropping systems that are greenhouse gas neutral; in other words we want to build up soil carbon and prevent

What’s Up – for Jul. 21, 2011

Please forward your agricultural events to [email protected] or call 204-944-5762. July 23:Workshop: Exploring the Nature of the Forest, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Boreal Woods Nature Centre, Hwy. 59 and Rd. 100 N., near Beaconia. Fee $20 per person. For more info call Ken Fosty at 204-340-5013 or email [email protected] July 24-27:International Symposium on Pre-Harvest


What’s Up – for Jul. 14, 2011

Please forward your agricultural events to [email protected] or call 204-944-5762. July 15-17:Canadian Bison Association field days, Elk Island National Park, Fort Saskatchewan, Alta. For more info visit www.bisoncentre.com or call 780-955- 1995. July 16:National Farmers Union region 5 (Manitoba) convention, 1 p.m., Onanole and District Drop-In Centre. July 20:University of Manitoba annual plant science crop

What’s Up – for Jul. 7, 2011

——— Please forward your agricultural events to [email protected] or call 204-944-5762. July 6-8:Canadian Seed Growers’ Association annual general meeting, Sheraton Hamilton Hotel, 116 King St. W., Hamilton. For more info visit www.seedgrowers.ca/meetingsandevents or call 613- 236-0497. July 10-13:Canadian Special Crops Association silver jubilee convention, Westin Bayshore, Vancouver. For more info call 204-925-3780 or visit www.specialcrops.mb.ca.

What’s Up – for Jun. 16, 2011

Please forward your agricultural events to [email protected] or call 204-944-5762. July 6-8:Canadian Seed Growers’ Association annual general meeting, Sheraton Hamilton Hotel, 116 King St. W., Hamilton. For more info visit www.seedgrowers.ca/meetingsandevents or call 613- 236-0497. July 10-13:Canadian Special Crops Association silver jubilee convention, Westin Bayshore, Vancouver. For more info call 204-925-3780 or visit www.specialcrops.mb.ca. July


What’s Up – for Jun. 9, 2011

Please forward your agricultural events to [email protected] or call 204-944-5762. June 9-11:Canadian Angus Association annual meetings, Elkhorn Ranch, Clear Lake. Registration deadline May 30. For more info visit mbangus.ca or call 1-888-622-6487. July 6-8:Canadian Seed Growers’ Association annual general meeting, Sheraton Hamilton Hotel, 116 King St. W., Hamilton. For more info visit www.seedgrowers.ca/meetingsandevents or call

What’s Up – for May. 26, 2011

Please forward your agricultural events to [email protected] or call 204-944-5762. May 29:Day of The Honey Bee, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Forks Market, Winnipeg. For more information call Jim Campbell at 204-4675246, e-mail [email protected] net or visit www.manitobabee.org (click on “Activities and Events”). June 4:Workshop: Making boreal forest herbal teas and medicinal salves, Pine Falls.

What’s Up – for May. 19, 2011

——— Please forward your agricultural events to [email protected] or call 204-944-5762. May 20-21:Canadian Meat Goat Association annual general meeting and conference, Peace Memorial Multiplex, 605 Second Ave., Wainwright, Alta. For more info call 306-598-4322 or visit www.canadianmeatgoat.com. May 29:Day of The Honey Bee, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Forks Market, Winnipeg. For more information call


What’s Up – for May. 12, 2011

Please forward your agricultural events to [email protected] or call 204-944-5762. May 20-21:Canadian Meat Goat Association annual general meeting and conference, Peace Memorial Multiplex, 605 Second Ave., Wainwright, Alta. For more info call 306-598-4322 or visit www.canadianmeatgoat.com. May 29:Day of The Honey Bee, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Forks Market, Winnipeg. For more information call Jim