To view PDF files, you must have a copy of the Adobe Acrobat Reader which is available as a free download:
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 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.
January 30, 2014: NEW RESOURCE: Transition Planning Guide. Successful transition planning involves looking ahead and planning for the future. This new guide will take you step by step through the process of creating a transition plan for your agribusiness.
January 29, 2014: Are you a young or beginning farmer in Manitoba? Join us for the Manitoba Young Farmers Conference in Portage la Prairie. Learn from a line-up of speakers on a variety of topics.
January 29, 2014: Biosecurity on the farm is important to protect the health of your livestock. Good management practices help to limit the risk of diseases occurring or spreading. The Growing Assurance program provides funds to help adopt assurance systems and best management practices related to biosecurity. Contact us today for more information.
January 29, 2014: Cost of Production estimates can be used as the starting point for farm budgets. You can adapt them to your operation using your own farm records. New reports are now online.
Young Farmer Conference
February 26 and 27, 2014: A two day conference for young farmers presented in co-operation with the Keystone Agricultural Producers Young Farmers Committee.
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.
Meat Processing Workshop
March 18, 2014: Find out how to do secondary meat processing the food-safe way with this one day hands-on workshop at the Food Development Centre in Portage. Register in advance by emailing Teulon GO Office.