Tag: Organic Alberta

Organic Sector Offering Transition Support as Grain Demand Exceeds Supply

According to the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements, in 2011 the global market for organic products reached a value nearing $US 63 billion. In Canada, the organic agriculture sector has been growing since the early 1980s, with now over 1.7M acres of farmed land certified organic. And though the overall number of farms in… Read more »

Peavey Mart’s $50K Grant Funds the Start of Young Agrarians in Alberta

Young Agrarians grew by a province this year, with the new Alberta chapter receiving the 2015 Community Agricultural Grant from Peavey Mart — a fifty thousand dollar award given annually to a project that helps strengthen rural communities. “Young Agrarians is an initiative that came out of British Columbia, and really it’s an opportunity for… Read more »

Prairie Organic Grain Initiative Offers Year-Long Agronomist Training

When we caught up with the Prairie Organic Grain Initiative’s (POGI) Iris Vaisman at Farmtech in January (interview included below), the organization was still gauging levels of interest in a year-long agronomist training course. As of last week, dates have been made available and registration is open. The Prairie Organic Grain Initiative (POGI), housed under Organic… Read more »