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RAIN Workshops

Upcoming Events for January and February 2016

 

 

Algoma Soil & Crop Improvement Association Annual Meeting

 

The Annual Meeting held at Bruce Station Hall on Wednesday, January 18th from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. will feature:

  • Brian Bell from OMAFRA will speak on pros/cons of various feedstuffs and how they would fit a typical cattle ration, and talk about grain "matches" for those forages
  • Q&A with Bill Reich, a Manitoulin grain & corn grower
  • There will be a discussion on the local trials with Barley and Sorghum from the past year
  • Mack Emiry from Ontario Soil & Crop Improvement Association OSCIA
  • Jody Tait from the saveONenergy program
  • Rural Agri-Innovation Network (RAIN) will present an update on research and development

Sponsors include the Algoma Ag Centre, Lock City Dairy, Algoma Mutual Insurance and Cook's Station.

Door's open at 9:30 a.m. $15 includes lunch, coffee breaks and membership in ASCIA.

Attached poster for distribution.

Please RSVP or for more information to Tim Harris at 705-248-2891 or timharrisarts@icloud.com

Market Feasibility, Pricing and Effective Sales Strategies Workshop
Register by Friday (Jan 20th)

Saturday January 28th - 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
$20+HST = $22.60 - includes lunch.

9:30 – 12:00 Assessing Market Feasibility with Peggy Baillie (Local Food Coops Network) Market research, feasibility, customer demographics and pricing.

Peggy will cover how to analyze where your product fits in the market, what your demand is, and how to shape your marketing approach to help your product stand out.

1:00 – 3:30 Better Sales Strategies with Brian Bell (OMAFRA)
Brian will cover customer needs, features and benefits, trends, competition, handling objections and indifference, and the art of the ask.

Peggy Baillie is the Executive Director of the Local Organic Food Coops Network, linking over 90 food and farming co-ops to training, peer connections and food system transformation through co-operation. Before joining the LOFC, Peggy was instrumental in the growth of Eat Local Sudbury Co-operative, a leading local food co-op in Ontario. With over 15 years experience working with the food sector, Peggy’s has a unique expertise in the field of local food production, marketing and distribution. Peggy also operates a mixed organic farm with her partner Eric in Warren Ontario.

Contact David Thompson to process your registration. dthompson@ssmic.com 705-942-7927 x3027. Register by Jan 20th

Powerpoint slides from Jan 12th Season Extension Workshop with Collin Thompson are available at www.rainalgoma.ca/ngn

For more upcoming events and workshops, visit rainalgoma.ca/events
 

Integrated Pest Management Course for Corn & Soybeans

As of August 31, 2016, under Ontario Regulation 63/09 of the Pesticides Act (O. Reg. 63/09), one of the requirements to buy and use Class 12 pesticides is that a person must successfully complete the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Course for Corn and Soybeans and become certified.

Upcoming Algoma course
Saturday February 4th
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Desbarats

Anyone can register by calling 1-866-225-9020 or online at this website: www.IPMcertified.ca
 

RAIN Research Priority Survey: To help RAIN plan research projects for 2018, we're asking producers to provide input by rating a list of projects. Survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LY9KCKR
 

 
 

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