Notice is hereby given that the AGM of the members of the Manitoba Forage Seed Association Inc will be held on January 12, 2024 at 10:30 am at the Victoria Inn, Wpg. Member is defined as an individual or entity who has paid a levy fee for the sale of forage seed crops between the period of July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2023.  

To register for the Grower Forum & AGM contact Lisa at 204-376-3309 / email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Agenda & Registration information can be found below.

MFSA would like to thank our generous sponsors:
Beaver Plastics, BrettYoung, DLF Canada, Imperial Seed, International Pollination Systems, Interlake Forage Seeds, Interlake Agri Ltd, DSV Northstar, Manitoba Ag Services Corporation.

Thursday, January 11th
6:00 pm    Registration
6:30 pm    Greet & Meet Hospitality Room

Friday, January 12th
8:00 am    Registration & Coffee
8:55 am    Conference Opening & Welcome
Lucas Menold, MFSA President

Forage Seed Outlook & Update
9:00 am    Update on the Forage Industry
Forage Seed Production
9:30 am    Herbicide & Fungicide Options
Roger Burak, MFSA Research Manager 

10:15 am    Coffee Break / Refreshment Break
10:30 am    MFSA Annual General Meeting 
– Leafcutter bee research presentation from Gail MacInnis 

12:00 pm    Lunch
1:00 pm        Peace Region Production and Research Update
Calvin Yoder, Forage Seed Specialist

1:45 pm    Know Your Enemy
Kim Brown, Provincial Weeds Specialist, Manitoba Agriculture

2:30 pm    Coffee Break / Refreshments

3:00 pm        Biology & Management of Armyworms, Grasshoppers, Alfalfa Weevil & Lygus bugs in Forage Crops John Gavloski, Entomologist, Manitoba Agriculture
3:45  pm    Provincial Apiculture Office Update
Derek Micholson, Provincial Apiarist, Manitoba Agriculture

4:15 pm    Optimizing Spray Applications for Forage Producers
Tom Wolf, Spray Application Specialist
5:30 pm    Closing Remarks

Please take note that the meeting rooms have changed from previous years. New location for meeting will be in rooms Carlton and Wellington B