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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.

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Latest News 

August 26, 2014: Dr. Megan Bergman Named Manitoba's New Chief Veterinary Officer

August 22, 2014: Province Introduces New Grants for Biomass Research. The Manitoba government has doubled the Biomass Energy Support Program funding to $1 million, with the additional $500,000 of new funding targeted to applied research projects that will support the growth of the biomass industry.

August 21, 2014: Province Announces Partner 4 Growth Grants to Support Economic Development Projects Across Manitoba.

August 8, 2014: Manitoba's Diversification Centres Receive Funding for New Equipment. Manitoba’s four diversification centres will receive nearly $45,000 to purchase specialized equipment to support innovation and create new opportunities for farmers.

August 7, 2014: Manitobans Invited to Share Views on Small-Scale, Local Food Production and Processing. Manitobans are encouraged to share their views about small-scale food production and processing at three upcoming public consultations or through an online survey.

August 1, 2014: Province Announces Funding for New Flood Protection. The Manitoba government will assist the Village of Winnipegosis and community of Crane River to build permanent protection against flooding.

August 1, 2014: Recent Court Ruling on Country of Origin Labelling Disappointing.

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What's New

Crop Weather Report and Manitoba Crop Report #17. Sign up to receive your seasonal report by email or follow us on Twitter.

Manitoba Crop Ingredients to Help Combat Prediabetes. The global solution to prediabetes may be found in Manitoba-grown ingredients.

Plant Breeding in Manitoba Next Big Opportunity for Producers. The future of cereal plant breeding may be changing in Manitoba and Canada. 

Growing Competitiveness Planting Knowledge in Manitoba. From a booklet to a symposium, Growing Competitiveness Program - Agri-Extension is planting knowledge in Manitoba.

Low concentrations of clubroot found in select municipalities. Cleaning of agricultural and non-agricultural equipment is recommended to prevent clubroot on your farm.  Positive findings are identified in the distribution map.


Upcoming Events

Open Farm Day
September 21, 2014: Bring your family and meet local farms, find out where our food comes from and even try some farm-fresh produce.

Manitoba Fair Guide
A complete listing of Manitoba Association of Agricultural Societies fairs and exhibitions in Manitoba for 2014.

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Upcoming Program Deadlines

August 29, 2014: Growing Actions

August 29, 2014: Growing Visions

September 1, 2014: Biomass Energy Support Program - Phase 4

September 5, 2014: Growing Competitiveness - Next Generation

September 12, 2014: Growing Competitiveness - Agri-Extension

October 2, 2014: Growing Innovation - ARDI

December 12, 2014: Growing Innovation - On-Farm 

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