© 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

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

12:15 - 1:15 PM

Lunch

Tradeshow

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

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

11:00 - 11:30 AM

Charley Sprenger

PAMI

Grain Drying & Considerations for Storing Intercrops

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Joe Wecker

Nick Boundy

 

Producer Panel

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

Climate-Friendly 

Farming

Wrap Up

3:45 - 4:05 PM

Cody Straza

Upland Organics

4:25- 4:45 PM

Wrap-Up

Conference Organizers

4:05 - 4:25 PM

Garry Richards

Richards Family Farm & Livestock

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