Field Days-Summer 2014


June 22nd & 23rd, 2014-“Farming for Profit?” Conference & Barn Dance

Heritage Inn and Schmitz Barn, Moose Jaw SK

July 15th, 2014- “Living Soil Workshop”

Jill Clapperton will conduct the workshop. (Gronlid, SK)

Registration $50 includes lunch.  Additional $20 if you want supper.

OCIA members get the first opportunity to register until May 30, then we’ll advertise to everyone else who’s interested.  Space limited to 65 producers.

Call Carol to register: 306-327-4753  * Cheque spayable to: NE Sask OCIA Chapter #3 and mail to: Box 396, Kelvington, SK  S0A 1W0

July 18th, 2014 (8:30 a.m – 4:00 p.m) : “Advanced organic crop diagnostic school”

Ian N. Morrison Research Farm, Carman MB

This advanced workshop is designed for agronomists, extension personnel and experienced organic farmers wishing to expand their knowledge of organic farming. It is part of the 2014 Crop Diagnostic School offered by Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development and the University of Manitoba.

Cost: $35/person (includes lunch)
Pre-registration required. Call Monika Menold at 204-745-5663 to register.

Click here for more details . Click here for more information on the Crop Diagnostic School in general.

July 19, 2014 ( 3:00 p.m) OCIA SW Sask #8 Field Day

At the Farm Home of Mark Crooks, Fife Lake, Sask.

2014 crops include Kamut, Green Peas, Red Fife Wheat, Emmer Wheat and Buckwheat.

Test plots of Grizzly Oats VS Betania Oats. Test plots also with Emmer wheat and the use of an approved granular fertilizer.

Please phone Mark or Doreen at 306-476-2088

July 26th, 2014 (1:00 p.m)- OCIA Chapter 4 Field Day

Keewatin Farm – Will & Elaine    Oddie’s farm just north west of Regina.

BBQ at 4:30 – no other details yet.

 August 6th, 2014- Organic AB and AOPA Field Day

Details to come


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World Fair Trade Day

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World Fair Trade Day is a global celebration of fair trade bringing together thousands committed to building healthy and sustainable communities world-wide. When you choose fair trade products and ingredients, you help improve the lives of farmers, farm-workers, producers and their families.

World Fair Trade Day (WFTD), May 10, 2014, is a wonderful time to be inspired by the great work that many mission driven companies are doing to support a just economy. While governments and transnational companies favor corporate globalization that benefits only the 1%, creating larger economic gaps between the rich and poor, you can feel confident that when you purchase products from our WFTD partner brands: Alaffia, Alter Eco, Canaan Fair Trade, Divine Chocolate, Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps, Equal Exchange, Farmer Direct, Guayaki Yerba Mate and Maggie’s Organics; these ethical businesses put people and the planet before profits. Purchasing their products is a first step towards an ethical and sustainable marketplace.

Visit your local natural product store to receive discounts on our WFTD partner brands products from May 1-15, 2014.

When you chose to purchase fair trade, you support:

  • Long-term direct trading relationships
  • Prompt payment of fair prices and wages
  • No child, forced or otherwise exploited labor
  • Workplace non-discrimination, gender equity and freedom of association
  • Investment in community development projects
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Traceability and transparency
  • Safe working conditions and reasonable work hours