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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 

October 2, 2014: Governments Support New National Accreditation Program for Manitoba Dairy Farms

October 1, 2014: Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) Virus Bulletin #10. Manitoba's chief veterinary officer  has confirmed the province's fifth on-farm case of PED virus in a nursery finisher barn in southeast Manitoba. 

September 25, 2014: Governments Announce Funding for Industry-Led Feed Grain Research. Farmer-led research to find new feed wheat varieties will receive $400,000 as part of a commitment to innovation under Growing Forward 2.

September 19, 2014: Open Farm Day this Sunday Connects Families with Local Food Producers, Growing Rural Economy.

August 27, 2014: New Machinery will Improve Agricultural Research and Services for Producers. PAMI will receive $735,000 under Growing Forward 2 for new equipment to support applied research projects for the agricultural sector.

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

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What's New

Take Action to Preserve Environment for the Future.The value of a farm can be measured in part by what it can produce in the future. Managing the land well and paying attention to the health of its water, soil and other natural resources will help it stay productive.

The province is reporting an on-farm case of PED Virus at a sow farm in south east Manitoba

Manure gets new life as cow bedding at one Manitoba farm. A Rosser MB farmer is testing a new system that composts manure solids so they can be reused as bedding for his dairy cows.

Education is key to future of Manitoba beekeepers.

Ag societies to focus on growing leadership capacity.

StockTalk Webinars: A monthly webinar for the livestock industry featuring a variety of topics related to livestock feed and nutrition, marketing and production management.

Crop Weather Report and Manitoba Crop Report #22. Sign up to receive your seasonal report by email or follow us on Twitter.


Upcoming Events

Environmental Farm Plan Workshops
October 14, 2014: The first scheduled workshop to develop or renew your environmental farm plans for your farm operation. Get more dates and locations.

Cereals North America 2014
October 28 - 30, 2014 in Winnipeg: Features leading agriculture industry thinkers and innovators from the U.S., Canada, Latin America, China and Europe. The conference will showcase the global grain and oilseed markets and what lies ahead for world agriculture.

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Upcoming Deadlines

November 28, 2014: Growing Visions

November 28, 2014: Growing Actions

November 28, 2014: Growing Value-Commercialization

December 5, 2014: Growing Competitiveness-Next Generation

December 12, 2014: Growing Competitiveness-Agri-Extension

December 12, 2014: Growing Innovation - On-Farm 

December 15, 2014: Hometown Manitoba

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