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Why Are More and More Cash Croppers Switching to Organic?

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Why Are More and More Cash Croppers Switching to Organic?

Time: March 7, 2019 from 1pm to 4pm
Location: Grey Ag Services, Lower level of Grey Gables, rear entrance
Street: 206 Toronto Street South
City/Town: Markdale
Website or Map: http://www.greyagservices.ca
Phone: 5199863756
Event Type: day, course
Organized By: Grey Ag Services
Latest Activity: Jan 21

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Event Description

A farmer-to-farmer conversation about the advantages of going organic and how they do it successfully, featuring: Fiete Suhr of Riverbend Farms; Terry Good of Good Family Farms/Tek-Mac Inc.; and other organic farmers in the area.  Session will cover: Premiums for organics; yields; input costs; weed control, and how to start transition.  Eric Payseur from Ecocert Canada will facilitate this course.

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Pre-Register By: Mon. Mar. 4th, 2019

 

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