Photo of the Month, by Joanna MacKenzie
The Director and staff of the Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada would like to wish you and yours every happiness this holiday season and throughout the coming year.
We hope that you will join us in snow-sparkled Winnipeg, Manitoba from February 21-23, 2012. It is time to mark your calendars and begin your travel arrangements - the early registration deadline is January 9, 2012.
Wow, another amazing year has gone by. It has been a very busy year at the OACC, and we are looking forward to carrying the momentum into 2012. Major expected developments will include: bringing a new scientist into our office, jointly hosting the Canadian Organic Science Conference in February (we have over 95 abstracts submitted), and planning for our proposal for the next Organic Science Cluster which will direct national research priorities in Canada from 2013-18.
At this time I reflect on all of the support we have received from farmers, industry partners, scientists, federal and provincial governments, organic organizations, and consumers. We very much appreciate the support you all bring as we endeavour to serve the sector by strengthening the science and education of organic agriculture. This is the "Organic Friends" E-zine, and we truly appreciate the support that all of our friends have provided through the year. On behalf of OACC, I wish you very happy holidays and hope that a thriving organic agriculture is part of your vision for the New Year.
Sincerely, Dr. Andrew Hammermeister
Assistant Professor, NSAC
Nuffield Canada searches out enthusiastic individuals with a passion for agriculture and a desire to expand your knowledge, pursue new ideas and to share your findings with others. Desired scholarship candidates are mid-career, between the ages of 30 and 45 (although exceptions are made) with a minimum of five years of agricultural business or farming experience.