The event begins with a Wine and Cheese on the evening of Sunday 6th followed by a full day of interesting and informative speakers on Monday 7th.
For a full agenda please refer to the “Events” tab on our web-site or contact the MFSA office at 204 376 3309.
Control of Canada thistle in Alfalfa is still a large concern for seed producers. MFSA is investigating control measures in the form of herbicides.
Manitoba Forage Seed
Growing and Selling Organic Forage Seed
Goal: To introduce mainstream and organic producers to the market opportunities for organic forage seed. Growers will learn from Martin Entz and Douglas Cattani of the University of Manitoba and from experienced organic forage seed growers what it takes to grow high quality, weed free forage for seed. They will also learn about the markets for this crop from MAFRI’s organic marketing specialist and from Paul Gregory, owner of Interlake Forage Seeds, Canada’s largest organic forage seed buyer.
Date: April 16, 2012, registration begins at 9 am and the workshop starts at 10 am.
Location: Food Development Centre, Portage la Prairie, MB
810 Phillips Street in the McMillan Industrial Park
Cost: $20, includes an organic lunch
Pre-registration is required for both workshops.