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Farm Management Canada and the Ag Excellence Conference. A Real Gem!

Colin Penner shares his experience as a MCGA sponsored guest at this year’s Ag Excellence Conference. Nov 21-23rd, 2017 I had the opportunity to attend the Ag Excellence Conference hosted by Farm Management Canada (FMC) in Kanata, Ontario near Ottawa.    Honestly, I went to the conference a little skeptical with fairly low expectations.  My expectations were

New and Returning Farmers to Sit at the Manitoba Canola Growers Board Table

WINNIPEG, MB, November 6, 2017 – The results of the 2017 Manitoba Canola Growers (MCGA) Election of Directors were decided by acclamation. With four board positions up for election and only four nominations submitted, no election was required for this year’s election. Nominees named to the board of directors includes: Chuck Fossay – Starbuck, MB

Resolution Deadlines and Guidelines

Are you interested in submitting a resolution to our Annual General Meeting? All resolutions must be submitted to the Manitoba Canola Growers office by January 19, 2018 by 4:30 pm. Forms can be faxed to (204)942-1841 or Emailed to: Guidelines for Submission of Resolutions

We Are The Best – CBC Series

Canola farmers were featured in the CBC series We Are the Best:  We Are the Best is a collection of 52 short video documentaries that uncover, celebrate and explore the extraordinary richness of Canada’s culinary heritage. Farmer and MCGA director Charles Fossay represented farmers sharing canola as an incredible Canadian invention and global success. Canada is

Call To Action: PMRA Decision on Lambda-cyhalothrin (aka Matador)

  On June 23rd, 2017, the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) released its proposed re-evaluation decision for Lambda-cyhalothrin, an insecticide most commonly known as Matador, from Syngenta. Lambda-cyhalothrin is the most widely used foliar insecticide for canola and an important tool for farmers to grow safe and healthy food. It is used to control a

Manitoba Canola Growers Awards Five Scholarships

July 19, 2017 – Manitoba Canola Growers are proud to announce their 2017 high school scholarship winners.   Five $1000 scholarships have been awarded to these deserving students from across Manitoba. Naomi Best  Harding, MB She is planning to attend the University of Saskatchewan to take animal bioscience.   Kate Letexier Fisher Branch, MB She is

Minister of Agriculture to Join Farmers at CanolaPALOOZA

Winnipeg, MB, June 19, 2017 – Portage la Prairie will welcome over 200 farmers, researchers agronomists, and Minister and Deputy Minister of Agriculture to take part in Manitoba’s second canolaPALOOZA event on Thursday June 22. Hosted by the Canola Council of Canada (CCC), Manitoba Canola Growers (MCGA) and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), participants will

Canola Council of Canada Names New President

April 18, 2017 – The Canola Council of Canada (CCC) is pleased to announce that Jim Everson will be the next CCC President. “Jim is a respected leader who brings significant industry vision, as well as understanding of the domestic and global issues and opportunities we face,” says David Dzisiak, Chair of the CCC Board of Directors.

2017 Online Application Form – High School Scholarship

The $1,000 scholarships are available to students who are from a farm that is a member of the Manitoba Canola Growers Association and are planning to attend post secondary education in any field within two years of graduating. Students will submit their applications, which will be judged by an independent panel, based on academic standing,

5th Annual CanoLAB will be in Dauphin.

Dauphin, Manitoba March 6, 2017 –CanoLAB is celebrating its fifth year with a change of location taking them to Dauphin’s Credit Union Place on March 15 and 16. The one-day hands-on workshop focuses on multiple areas of canola production.  “CanoLAB is an interactive and informal educational experience,” says Angela Brackenreed, agronomist with the Canola Council