Manitoba Forage & Grassland Association's (MFGA) second annual Regenerative Agriculture Week in Brandon is a bit smaller than last year, however organizers are confident that interest of producers remains high.
"We were thrilled with the response to our 2018 Regenerative Ag Conference," said Darren Chapman, MFGA chair. "And we talked as a board as to how we would replicate that year in and year out. Our decision was to go big every second year with a major conference but yet keep our momentum building with a smaller hands-on, producer-focused Regenerative Agriculture Forum that features really strong speakers and topics in the years in between those larger events."
Regenerative Agriculture uses systems of farming principles and practices that increase biodiversity, enrich soils, improve watersheds, boost ecosystem services, and capture carbon in soil and above ground vegetation.
For the second year in a row, MFGA has teamed up with Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) Grazing Clubs.
"We are pleased with our speaker line-up on November 20 and we borrowed the producer panel concept on November 19 evening from our partners at the Manitoba Bison Association for what they do at their annual event," said Chapman. "What we heard from last year's event is that the producers really enjoyed having time to mingle, network and chat and exchange ideas. If anyone has followed MFGA news over the past few years, they know we have a solid roster of local experts in our loops and we are bringing a lot of those people on stage with the panels to share their insights, experiences and to answer questions from the crowd. It's about as Made-in-Manitoba as it gets and we are going to have a great time."Click here to see more...