Organic Agronomy

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In partnership with the Prairie Organic Grain Initiative, the University of Manitoba will be offering a training program for agronomists who are interested in providing agronomic advice to organic and ecological farmers.

The purpose of this program is to train agronomists, and farmers, in the art and science of organic grain production.

This year-long program involves one initial in-person session in 2016, followed by support throughout the next 12 months. This support involves direct access to instructors and to each other through social media. Participants will be equipped with data-gathering and decision support tools at the 2016 session.

These tools will enable agronomists to take a systematic and comprehensive approach when working with farmer clients. Participants will meet again in 2017 to report on progress in organic crop advising; to share experiences with other agronomists and to suggest improvement to decision support resources.