2012 Workshop Notes

Thursday, November 22, 2012 (Day One)

9:15am-10:15am

Growing New Farmers Stream – The Art of Hosting with Fran and Tony McQuail (ON) - Slides

Farm Management Stream – Making the Transition From Small Market to Commercial Growing with Angus Mellish (PE)

New Crop Opportunities Stream – Fruit Tree 101 with Steve Leroux (QC)

Livestock Stream – The Best of Heritage Breeds with Cheryl Williams (NS) and John Quimby (PE) – Cheryl’s SlidesJohn’s Slides - No notes available

10:30-11:30am

Growing New Farmers Stream – Start-Up Finances with Jean Martin Fortier (QC)

Farm Management Stream – Scaling Up with Matt Dykerman (PE) - Slides

New Crop Opportunities Stream – Fruit Tree 101 (Cont’d) with Steve Leroux (QC)

Livestock Stream – Organic Eggs Profitability with Murray Bunnett (NB), Tim Livingstone (NB) and Sally Bernard (PE) - Slides - No notes available

1:15pm-2:45pm

Growing New Farmers Stream – Q&A Booth with Provincial Organic Extension Specialists – No Slides Used

Farm Management Stream – More with Less with Jean-Martin Fortier (QC)

New Crop Opportunities Stream – Hops Workshop with Aaron Mills (PE)

Livestock Stream – Starting a Grass Farm with Dr. E. Ann Clark (ON) with guest Tony McQuail (ON) - No notes available

3pm-4:20pm

Growing New Farmers Stream – FarmOrganizer- Organizing Your Farm Business Information and Documents with Penelope Tunnell (ON) - Slides

Farm Management Stream – Holistic Farm Management with Fran and Tony McQuail (ON)

New Crop Opportunities Stream – Thoughts on Cut Flower Production Opportunities with Faye Johnstone and Jamie Andrews (NS)

Livestock Stream – Starting a Grass Farm (Cont’d) with Dr. E. Ann Clark (ON) with guest Tony McQuail (ON) - No notes available

4:30pm-5:30pm

Growing New Farmers Stream – Running A Successful CSA with Jen Campbell (PE) - Slides

Farm Management Stream – Record Keeping and Better Farm Management with Roxanne Beavers (NS) - Slides

New Crop Opportunities Stream – Off-Season Harvest Sales with Josh Oulton and Patricia Bishop (NS)

Livestock Stream – Considerations for Organic Livestock Inspection with Liz Dacombe (PE)

Friday November 23, 2012 (Day Two)

9am-10am

Farm Infrastructure Stream – Season Extension on a Budget with David Greenberg (NS) - Slides

Soil & Compost Stream – Grow Your Own Fertility with Plant Teas with Dr. Av Singh (NS) - Slides

Farm Innovation Stream – Incorporating Permaculture Principles with Organic Production with Rory and Darcy Beck (PE)

Marketing and Business Financials – A Simple Approach to Market Research and Planning with Penelope Tunnell (ON) - Slides

10:30am-11:30am

Farm Infrastructure Stream – Irrigation Techniques and Tool with Josh Oulton and Patricia Bishop (NS)

Soil & Compost Stream – Crop Rotations for Field Crops with Mark Bernard (PE) - Slides

Farm Innovation Stream – Using Weather Information to Boost Profitability with William Richards (NB), Rene Audet (QC) and Linda Libby (PE) - Linda’s Slides

Marketing and Business Financials – Forecasting Your Farm Business Costs with Penelope Tunnell (ON) - Slides

1:10pm-2:10pm

Farm Infrastructure Stream – Tractor Vs. Tools with Jean Martin Fortier (QC) & Tim Livingstone (NB)

Soil & Compost Stream – Managing Your Nutrient Needs with Judith Nyiraneza (PE) - Slides

Berry Production Stream – Growing Strawberries Organically with Maureen Moore (ON) - Slides

Marketing and Business Financials – Successful Co-operative Approaches to Organic Business with Lobie Daughton (PE) - Slides

2:15pm-3:15pm

Farm Infrastructure Stream – Energy Efficient Farm Infrastructure: Lessons From Off The Grid with David Hastings (NS) - Slides

Soil & Compost Stream – The Origin of Soil and its Properties with Andy Hammermeister (NS) - Slides

Farm Innovation Stream – Growing Strawberries Organically Cont’d with Maureen Moore (ON) - Slides

Marketing and Business Financials Stream – Holistic Farm Finances with Tony and Fran McQuail (ON)

3:20pm-4:20pm

Farm Infrastructure Stream – Panel: First Year Farm Infrastructure with Jean Martin Fortier (QC) and Derek Campbell (PE)

Soil & Compost Stream – Alternative Composting Feedstock with Roger Henry (PE)

Farm Innovation Stream – Organic Raspberry Production with John Lewis (NS) - Slides

Marketing and Business Financials – Organic Business Start-Up: Speerville Flour Mill (NB) and Picaroons Traditional Ales (NB)

Saturday November 24, 2012 (Day Three)

9am-10am

Certification Orientation Stream – Organic Opportunities with Beth McMahon (ON)

Grain and Field Crops Stream – Weed Management in Organic Grain Production with Chiel Middelkamp  (PE) and Roxanne Beavers (ON) - Slides

Vegetable Production Stream – Variety Selection: Foundation for Profitability and Happy Customers with Angus Mellish (PE)

Seed Symposium Stream – Incorporating Seed Production with Daniel Brisebois (QC)

10:30-11:30am

Certification Orientation Stream – Organic Production 101 with Roxanne Beavers (NS) - Slides

Grain and Field Crops Stream – Optimizing Grain Quality Through Proper Management, Storage, and Handling with Speerville Flour Mill (NB) - Slides

Vegetable Production Stream – Winter Production and Frost-Resistant Varieties with David Greenberg (NS) - Slides

Seed Symposium Stream - Seed Quality Assurance and Regulations Overview with Chris Siladi (ME) and Angus Mellish (PE)

1:15pm-2:45pm

Certification Orientation Stream – Making the Transition: Things to Consider with Liz Dacombe (PE) and Roxanne Beavers (NS) - Slides

Grain and Field Crops Stream – PEI Certified Organic Producers Co-op 2012 Soybean Field Trial Results and No-Till Organic Soybean Production Field Trials with Roger Henry (PE)

Vegetable Production Stream – Managing Insects and Pests in an Organic Production System with Dr. Christine Noronha (PE) 

Seed Symposium Stream – Seed Selection for GRAIN (1:15-2pm) with Jen Greenberg (NS) and VEGETABLES (2pm-2:45pm) with Daniel Brisebois (QC) - Slides

3pm-4:30pm

Certification Orientation Stream – Panel: Reflections on the Transition Process with Shannon Jones (NS), Tim Livingstone (NB) and Amy Smith (PE) - No Slides Used

Grain and Field Crops Stream - PEI Certified Organic Producers Co-op 2012 Soybean Field Trial Results and No-Till Organic Soybean Production Field Trials (Cont’d) with Roger Henry

Vegetable Production Stream – Crop Rotations for Organic Vegetable Farmers with Josh Oulton and Patricia Bishop (NS) – No Slides Used

Seed Symposium Stream - Seed Sovereignty is Food Sovereignty with Jane Rabinowicz (QC) - Slides

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