Organic Friends' E‑zine: February 2017

The clock is ticking! We invite you to participate in the 2016-2017 Canadian Organic Research Needs and Priorities Assessment before the February 28 deadline!

We want your input! Have your say in guiding research priorities for Canada’s organic sector. Collect your thoughts with a group of peers and participate in the 2016-17 assessment of organic research needs and priorities. A clear list of research priorities is needed to guide provincial and national funding initiatives and inform researchers as to where they should direct their efforts. The Research Needs Task Force of the Organic Value Chain Roundtable is leading this initiative; data is being collected and summarized by the Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada, Dalhousie University.

See below or visit the OACC website for more details, videos to inspire and instruct you through the process, and forms to submit with your input by February 28, 2017.

In this issue:

Organic Science Cluster II

Practical Resources


Field Crops

Crop Rotation

Pest Management

Scientific Results

Field Crops

Nutrition, Safety and Health of Organic Foods

Organic in Canada

News & Articles of Interest


Event Location Date
Organic Alberta & Holistic Management Canada Conference
Lacombe, AB
February 17-19, 2017
COABC Conference Nanaimo, BC February 24-26, 2017
COG OSO's Eco Farm Day 2017
Cornwall, ON February 25-26, 2017
COG Toronto's 11th Annual Conference
Toronto, ON
February 25, 2017
Organic Farming and Soil Management Session at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly Vienna, Austria April 23-28, 2017
19th Organic World Congress
New Delhi, India November 9-11, 2017



Organic Friends' E-Zine February 2017, Volume 13, Issue 4
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