Category Archives: Conferences

North Dakota seed growers named farmers of the year

From the MOSES (Mid-west Organic and Sustainable Education Service) conference, the largest organic conference in the US (1300 people this year). More on the conference here http://mosesorganic.org/conference/ This is a great talk about organic seed production, selecting varieties for Northern … Continue reading

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The Genesis of Organic Wheat

Organic growers heard the news about the recent registration of an organically bred variety of oat at the Organic Alberta conference last year in Olds. At this year’s conference in Barrhead, we heard another announcement: the registration of new organically … Continue reading

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Red Fife: a niche wheat for small-scale organic growers

Organic Alberta hosted a conference in Strathmore on March 3, 2014. A panel of organic wheat growers (Bernie Ehnes and Marc Gibeau) from Southern Alberta described their experience with Red Fife. Of its redeeming qualities, Red Fife grows vigorously and … Continue reading

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Upcoming Prairie Events – spring 2014

This spring is packed full of seedy events in the Prairies! From seedy Saturdays to Organic Farmer conferences to local seed workshops, here is a list of what’s happening across the prairies (note, I will be at almost all of … Continue reading

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Local Food Workshop, Olds, Alberta

October 24-25, 2013. Put on by the Foothills Forage and Grazing Association, with keynote speakers Joel Salatin (polyfacefarms.com) and Doug Weatherbee (soildoctor.org) An interesting mix of people gathered to talk about to talk about farming on a small-scale. Topics ranged … Continue reading

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