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Organic Agriculture Symposium coming


October 7, 2008
By Marg Land


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October 3, 2008 – The Organic
Agriculture Centre of Canada (OACC) is collaborating with provincial
organic specialists from across Canada to host a symposium for
agricultural professionals across the country to learn more about
organic agriculture and research.

October 3, 2008 – The Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada (OACC) is collaborating with provincial organic specialists from across Canada to host a symposium for agricultural professionals across the country to learn more about organic agriculture and research.

This project is funded by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Advancing Canadian Agriculture and Agri-Food (ACAAF) program and being developed in partnership with the Canadian Farm Business Management Council.

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This symposium will feature two days of presentations – October 28, 2008 and December 2, 2008 – from specialists in the organic industry on topics including production economics, marketing, certification and standards, and a range of organic production subjects. CCA credits have been applied for. Please see the conference program for more details.

All conference presentations are being broadcast as a live web cast in both French and English. Regional symposium locations are being set up across the country. Participants are encouraged to attend regional meetings for full participation. You will have the opportunity to network and engage in discussion with other local agricultural professionals. Regional organic experts will also be available to help answer your questions. Refreshments will be provided.

If in-person attendance is not possible, you may attend via web conferencing from a remote home or office location. A computer with a Windows Operating System and a flash-enabled web browser, speakers or headset and either a dial-up or high speed Internet connection is all that is needed.

Click here for registration information.