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Farmer Standards training sessions run by Canadian Organic Growers


February 10, 2009
By Fruit & Vegetable

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Feb. 20, 2009 – Are you a certified organic farmer? Find out about key changes to the
recently published Canadian Organic Standards and how these changes
will impact your farm enterprise.

Visit COG online registration page to find a session near you, and to register. http://www.cog.ca /
 
Who should attend?
Are you a certified organic farmer? Find out about key changes to the recently published Canadian Organic Standards and how these changes will impact your farm enterprise.
 
Are you in transition or considering a transition to organic? Learn about the Canadian Organic Regime and gain a better understanding of organic standards. The workshops will help you figure out whether certified production is a viable option for your operation.
 
Are you using organic methods, but have decided not to certify? Find out how the new rules governing organic claims will affect your operation.
 
What is covered?
The sessions will provide an overview of the Canadian Organic Regime, the principles of organic production, the key components of the crop and livestock standards, the Permitted Substances List and labeling.
 
Ontario Standards Workshop $25.00 Dates and Locations:

Guelph, February 25th, 9:00 am-5:00 pmInstructor: Maureen Bostock, author of COG’s Growing Potatoes Organically, IOIA Inspector and Member of the Canadian General Standards Board Technical Committee on Organic Agriculture
 
Grimsby, February 27th, 8:30 am -4:30pm
Instructor: Maureen Bostock
 
Alfred, March 6th, 8:30 am -4:30pm
Instructor: Monique Scholz, IOIA Inspector
 
Millbrook, March 7th, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Instructor: David Konrad
 
Thunder Bay, March 11th, 8:30-4:30 pm
Instructor: Maureen Bostock
 
Kingston, March 17th, 8:30-4:30 pm
Instructor: Maureen Bostock

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