WINNIPEG – With summer fast approaching and the completion of the new Learning Centre at the Brookdale Farm on the near horizon, the Manitoba Beef and Forages Initiatives Inc (MBFI) has announced its 2018-19 Board of Directors
Ramona Blyth of MacGregor will return to the helm as MBFI chair for 2018-19 while Virden’s Larry Wegner was selected as the MBFI vice-chair position for the upcoming year. (The full 2018-19 MBFI board roster is attached as a backgrounder).
The roster of 2018-19 MBFI Board and leadership positions were confirmed in a motion by Manitoba Beef Producer (MBP)'s Board of Directors on June 6, 2018.
“I am pleased to be able to again work with such a great team and look forward to the upcoming year with many research projects and workshops planned,” Blyth said. “MBFI continues to be successful in advancing opportunities within our partnerships and governance structure.”
Blyth said MBFI will once again be busy with producer events and private tours at the three MBFI research and demonstration sites – Brookdale, Johnson and First Street. A still-in-planning grand opening of the much-awaited MBFI Learning Centre at the Brookdale site north of Brandon will be the marquee event for MBFI this summer.
“The addition of the Learning Centre to MBFI represents an incredible opportunity for MBFI to shine,” Blyth said. “It really is adding huge value to Manitoba – especially western Manitoba – as a place for producers, industry leaders and the general public to learn about and showcase beef and forage research, on-farm innovation and beneficial practices and agriculture as a whole. We will have news on our Grand Opening of the MBFI Brookdale Learning Centre in the near future.”Source : Manitoba Beef Producers