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Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development (MAFRD) is dedicated to building a more stable and profitable agriculture and food sector, and stronger communities across rural and northern Manitoba. We provide programs and services that support the growth and prosperity of the sector and the local economy.
MAFRD Growing Opportunities (GO) Offices and Centres are front-line delivery locations for producers, processors and rural communities that include a wide range of services including farm production, rural economic development, leadership and business development.
February 28, 2014: NEWS RELEASE: Province Issues February Flood Outlook.
February 24, 2014: Biosecurity on the Farm a Must for Prairie Farmers. Funding available for farmers establishing biosecurity measures in Manitoba.
February 24, 2014: NEWS RELEASE: Climate Grants Support Transition from Coal to Biomass. Twenty farms and agribusinesses across the province are receiving more than $444,000 in grants to switch from coal to biomass heating systems.
February 14, 2014: NEWS RELEASE: Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus Confirmed on Manitoba Farm. The Office of Chief Veterinary Officer (CVO) has confirmed the province’s first case of the porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus on a farm in southeast Manitoba
February 13, 2014: NEWS RELEASE: Manitoba Producers to Benefit from New Livestock Price Insurance Program. Manitoba’s livestock producers will have a new tool to manage risk and withstand market volatility.
February 13, 2014: NEWS RELEASE: Manitoba Concerned with Grain Transportation Backlog. Specialists in place to help. Farmers affected by transportation delays and other backlogs in the grain transportation system are encouraged to connect with their local farm business management specialist to get personalized advice and resources.
Direct Farm Marketing Conference
March 7 and 8, 2014: Register today to discover the world of farm-to-consumer direct marketing and learn from a series of speakers at this conference in Steinbach.
Enter your food product in The Great Manitoba Food Fight
Deadline to enter is March 12, 2014: This event can help you take that next step and move into production. Compete against other food entrepreneurs to win one of three product development awards.
Growing Opportunities with Local Food Workshop
March 24, 2014 - Teulon
March 25, 2014 - Steinbach
If you have an idea for a food product and are considering selling it at a farmers’ market, register today for one of these informative workshops by emailing the Teulon GO Office or the Steinbach GO Office.
Royal Manitoba Winter Fair
March 31 - April 5, 2014: One of Western Canada’s largest agricultural events and the largest event held in Brandon, Manitoba.