© Prairie Organics 2020: Think Whole Farm | Brandon, Manitoba, March 5-6, 2020

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

 

Thursday, March 5

9:45 - 10:15 AM

Break

Tradeshow

8:45 - 9:45 AM

Dr. Martin Entz

University of Manitoba

Healthy soils, plants, animals, people, and planet. How the organic community is leading the way, even when times are tough

 

Welcome &

Keynote

Agronomists, we have obtained CEU credits for the entire program. To get the credits, you must sign the credit sheets for each conference day that you attend.

Grazing Systems for

Sustainability & Profit

11:15 - 12:15 AM

Ben Stuart

Cody Straza

Bryce Lobreau

Producer Panel

Custom Grazing

10:15 - 11:15 AM

Ben Stuart

Prairie Land & Cattle Company

Grazing Systems for 

Sustainability and Profit

1:15 - 2:10 PM

John Gavloski

Manitoba Agriculture & Resource Development

Encouraging Natural Enemy Diversity & Abundance

Building Diversity into

Your Farm 

2:10 - 2:30 PM

Scott Beaton

Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation

Ecosystem Services: How the Natural Areas around your Farm Impact your Bottom Line

12:15 - 1:15 PM

Lunch

Tradeshow

2:30 - 3:45 PM

Jim Eckberg

General Mills

Alexander Boersch

Regen Ag Solutions

 

Regenerative Agriculture Principles and Implementation on Organic Farms 

Lessons from 30 years of

organic farming

3:45 - 4:15 PM

Ian & Jo-Anne

Cushon

Moose Creek

Organic Farm

Lessons from 30 years of

organic farming

 

4:15 - 5:30 PM

Post Meeting

Activities

7:00 - 10:00 PM

Banquet

with guest speaker Jeff Odgers

To the NHL and Back Again

 

(ticket required)

Friday, March 6

 

8:50 - 9:50 AM

Dr. Bobbi Helgason

University of Saskatchewan

Growing your organic matter for improved crop productivity and sustainable soil use

Keynote

9:50 - 10:20 AM

Break

Tradeshow

Adding Value to

Ag Enterprises

10:40 - 11:00 AM

Bruce Hardy

The Myera Group

10:20 - 10:40 AM

Amy Nikkel

Adagio Acres

Maintaining Quality of Mono

and Intercrops under

Challenging Harvest

Conditions

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

1:15 - 2:15 PM

Sam Hitchcock Tilton

Lakeshore Technical College

Mechanical Weed Control Techniques & Machines - The Big Picture

Adapting Equipment 

for Organic Farms

2:15 - 3:15 PM

Sam Hitchcock Tilton

Don Rourke

Tyler Keet

Panel

Pimp my Cultivator

12:30 - 1:15 PM

Lunch

Tradeshow

3:15 - 3:45 PM

Break

Tradeshow

11:00 - 11:30 AM

Charley Sprenger

PAMI

Grain Drying & Considerations for Storing Intercrops

Climate-Friendly 

Farming

Update on Seed Policy & Wrap Up

3:45 - 4:05 PM

Cody Straza

Upland Organics

4:05 - 4:25 PM

Garry Richards

Richards Family Farm & Livestock

4:55- 5:10 PM

Wrap-Up

Conference Organizers

4:25- 4:55 PM

Iris Vaisman

Organic Alberta

Christopher Kelly-Bisson SeedChange

Updates on Value Creation & Seed Policy