Upcoming Events in Winter 2014

ALGOMA SOIL & CROP IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

January 15, 2014

10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association Annual General Meeting will be held at The Bruce Station Hall. For more information please contact Murray Cochrane at scatacres@live.ca.

ALGOMA MAPLE SYRUP PRODUCERS ASSOCIATION ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

January 18, 2014

1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. followed by dinner

The Algoma Maple Syrup Producers will be having their Annual General Meeting at Gilbertson’s Pancake House in Richards Landing (St. Joseph Island). Please contact George Willoughby at margeo.willoughby8@gmail.com for more information.

ENVIRONMENT FARM PLANNING WORKSHOP -2 Day Workshop in Sault Ste. Marie

January 21, and January 28,  2014

The Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association will be hosting a 2 day workshop on Environmental Farm Planning Practices, to be held in Sault Ste Marie. Producers are invited to attend this free workshop. Register online at http://www.ontariosoilcrop.org/. For more information contact: mscott@ontariosoilcrop.org or  705-377-4928.

ENVIRONMENT FARM PLANNING WORKSHOP -2 Day Workshop in Thessalon

January 22 and 29, 2014

The Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association will be hosting a 2 day workshop on Environmental Farm Planning Practices, to be held in Thessalon. Producers are invited to attend this free workshop. Register online at http://www.ontariosoilcrop.org. For more information contact: mscott@ontariosoilcrop.org or  705-377-4928.

RAIN Agriculture & Food Symposium

February 7th & 8th, 2014 at Bruce Station Hall

Friday: Local Food Marketing and Distribution Strategies, with Bryan Gilvesy of Y U Ranch in Tillsonburg, ON. Bryan will speak on his experiences selling local meat products, market development and distribution channels. Y U Ranch is the winner of the Premier Award for their hybrid gas/electric freezer delivery mini-van known as the “Farmer’s Market Express.”

Saturday: Northern Hardy Fruit Production, with Dr. Bob Bors from the University of Saskatchewan. Dr. Bors has extensive experience with fruit tree propagation, hybridization, and breeding for improved cold-hardiness and disease resistance. The Fruit Program is known to be the coldest place in North America where fruit crops are being bred.For more information contact Katie Filion, kfilion@ssmic 705-942-7927 X 3024.

 

For more information on these events, or to have an event listed in RAIN’s Upcoming Agricultural Events, please contact Katie Filion, RAIN Market Development Specialist: kfilion@ssmic.com.

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