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  • Sean Dunbar: Organic Opportunities in Brewing

    Business & Marketing, Grain & Field Crops

    Sean Dunbar: Organic Opportunities in Brewing

    Sean Dunbar, owner/operator of Northampton Brewing Company which makes Picaroons' Traditional Ales discusses their organic brews and their desire to use local organic hops and grain in their future brews (which they are now doing as of 2012!).

  • Growing Locally with Klaas and Mary Howell-Martens

    Business & Marketing, Certification, Getting Started With Organic Farming, Grain & Field Crops

    Growing Locally with Klaas and Mary Howell-Martens

    Growing Locally is one in a series of inspirational videos with Klaas and Mary Howell-Martens talking on organic farming at the Growing More Organic Conference, Cornwall, PEI, 2007.

  • Gift of Organic Farming with Klaas and Mary Howell-Martens

    Business & Marketing, Food Skills, Getting Started With Organic Farming, Grain & Field Crops

    Gift of Organic Farming with Klaas and Mary Howell-Martens

    Gift of Organic Farming is one in a series of inspirational videos with Klaas and Mary Howell-Martens talking on organic farming at the Growing More Organic Conference, Cornwall, PEI, 2007.

  • Crop Rotation in Organic Farming with Klaas and Mary Howell-Martens

    Getting Started With Organic Farming, Grain & Field Crops, Soil & Compost

    Crop Rotation in Organic Farming with Klaas and Mary Howell-Martens

    Crop Rotation is one in a series of inspirational videos with Klaas and Mary Howell-Martens talking on organic farming at the Growing More Organic Conference, Cornwall, PEI, 2007.

  • Field Tour: Organic Cereal Fertility Experiments

    Grain & Field Crops, Soil & Compost

    Field Tour:  Organic Cereal Fertility Experiments

    On Monday (July 28th, 2008), ACORN co-hosted a tour of the Maritime Organic Grains Network's field crop trials in NB. The site was near Sussex, at Tom Lask's farm.

    With 235 experimental plots set up across Canada to test different cereals' response to a variety of fertility treatments, the tour was extremely well attended (about 30 people) with an inquisitive crowd who were eager to see which of the tested treatments yielded positive results.

  • Barnyard Organics: Farm Profile

    Grain & Field Crops

    Barnyard Organics:  Farm Profile

    Mark Bernard of Barnyard Organics explains his organic approach for his farm located in Freetown, PEI (2008).  (1m:29s)

  • A guide to using crop covers in the Maritimes by Janet Wallace and Jennifer Scott

    Grain & Field Crops

    A guide to using crop covers in the Maritimes by Janet Wallace and Jennifer Scott: Why use cover crops?, Uses of cover crops, How to use cover crops, Cover Crop Profiles, Farmer's Guide to Reducing Nutrient Loss using Catch Crops, Make the most of legumes to fix and keep nitrogen in your soil, Green manures in the garden rotation
  • Market Garden Crop Rotations Presentation Notes

    Grain & Field Crops

    Market Garden Crop Rotations; Why Rotate?; Use of Labour, Equipment and Knowledge; General Patterns/Observations; Allelopathy
  • Market Garden Crop Rotations Presentation

    Grain & Field Crops

    Market Garden Crop Rotations Facilitated by Ann Slater, Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario (Cash Crop, Weed Control)
  • Transitioning to Organic Field Crop Production with Claude Bertheleme -March 2008

    ACORN Conference, Certification, Grain & Field Crops

    Transitioning to Organic Field Crop Production with Claude Berth
  • How to Sell Grains at the Farmers' Market with George Wright

    Grain & Field Crops

    How to Sell Grains at the Farmers' Market with George Wright: grain, farmers' market, direct market,
  • Maritime Organic Grains Network Newsletter - Issue One Summer 2007

    Grain & Field Crops

    Organic grain and oilseed producers; Marketing Grain 101
  • Maritime Organic Grains Network Newsletter - Issue Two January 2008

    Grain & Field Crops

    Optimizing grain quality; Farm profile
  • Maritime Organic Grains Network Newsletter - Issue Three Spring 2008

    Grain & Field Crops

    Organic Grain and Oilseed Forum; Choosing Pedigreed Seed; Pelletized Poultry Manure for Spring Wheat Production; Cropping System Management tips
  • Maritime Organic Grains Network Newsletter - Issue Four Winter 2009

    Grain & Field Crops

    Challenges from the European Wireworm; Study of Organic Seed Treatments
  • Maritime Organic Grains Network Newsletter - Issue Five Spring 2009

    Grain & Field Crops

    Are You A Price Setter or a Price Taker?; 2008 Organic Crop Production Survey for the Maritimes; How to Minimize FHB Risk; The Importance of Seed Testing; Clover Fertility Trial - OACC Research; Wheat Fertility Trial
  • Maritime Organic Grains Network Newsletter - Issue Six Winter 2009

    Grain & Field Crops

    2010 Organic Grain Market Outlook
  • Rotations For Sustainability with Andy Hammermeister, Roger Henry and Ted Zettel

    Grain & Field Crops, Soil & Compost

    Rotations For Sustainability; Managing Soil Life; Green Manure; Soil Building; Pest Management; Business Management; Crop Selecti; Seeding Rate
  • Maritime Organic Grains Network (MOGN) Newsletter Volume 2; Issue 1 Summer 2014

    Grain & Field Crops

    This newsletter includes articles about the revival of the MOGN, with guest articles about:  Global Organic Grain Market by Tom Manley; Small-scale variety trials in Albert County, NB (quinoa, hulless oats and hulless barley) by Janet Wallace; The Potential for Malt Barley in the Maritimes by Aaron Mills; A Realistic View of Cash Grain Production On the Organic Farm by Jack Lazor; as well as an update from Speerville Flour Mill; and an article about Participatory Plant Breeding by ACORN's Regional Seed Program Coordinator, Steph Hughes.

  • Crop Scouting for Organic Agriculture

    ACORN Conference, Grain & Field Crops

     Rachel Cheverie (Perennia, NS) and Matt Dykerman (Red Soil Organics, PEI) present at the 2014 ACORN Conference.

    View Rachel Cheverie's slideshow presentation here.

  • Maritime Organic Grains Network (MOGN) Newsletter Volume 2; Issue 2 Winter 2015

    Grain & Field Crops

    This newsletter includes contributions from:

     - Jason Freeman writing about Saskatchewan's wildly successful Farmer Direct Co-op, a fair-trade organic field crop and livestock marketing co-operative

     - Dr. Martin Entz about his Maritime visit to organic participatory plant breeding sites in PEI and NB

     - Farmer Alan Stewart and his initiative to start a Nova Scotia-based Organic Malting Facility

     - Dr. Heather Darby and her latest findings about growing organic flax in northern climates

  • An Innovative Organic Sweet Corn System for the Maritimes

    ACORN Conference, Grain & Field Crops

    Presented by Josee Owen at the 2015 ACORN Conference

    View the slideshow presentation here

  • Field Layout Considerations for Vegetable Seed Production

    ACORN Conference, Grain & Field Crops

    Presented by Kim Delaney, Hawthorn Organic Farm at the 2015 ACORN Conference

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  • Crop Rotation for Soil Health (Field Crops)

    ACORN Conference, Grain & Field Crops, Soil & Compost

    Presented by Jeff Moyer, Executive Director Rodale Institute at the 2015 ACORN Conference PEI

    View slideshow presentation here

  • Green Manures for Nitrogen in Vegetable Production

    ACORN Conference, Grain & Field Crops

    Presented by Denis LeFrance, CETAB+ at the 2015 ACORN Conference PEI

  • Permanent Raised Beds

    ACORN Conference, Grain & Field Crops, Soil & Compost, Urban Farming & Gardening

    Presented by Denis LaFrance CETAB+ at the 2015 ACORN Conference PEI

  • Crop Rotations for Soil Health

    ACORN Conference, Grain & Field Crops, Soil & Compost

    Presented by Jeff Moyer, Executive Director of Rodale Insitute

  • Transitioning to No-Till Vegetables

    ACORN Conference, Grain & Field Crops

    Presented by Jeff Moyer, Executive Director Rodale Institute

  • Cover Crops in Potato Production

    ACORN Conference, Grain & Field Crops

    Presented by Ruth Knight, Organic Consultant Inc. at the 2015 ACORN Conference

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  • Grain Marketing Models

    ACORN Conference, Grain & Field Crops

    Presented by Jean-Guy Vaillancourt, Homestead Organics at the 2015 ACORN Conference PEI

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  • Growing and Processing Grain on a Home-Scale

    ACORN Conference, Grain & Field Crops

    Presented by Will Bonsall at the 2015 ACORN Conference PEI

    View Will Bonsall's slideshow here

  • Backyard Vegetables for Winter Storage

    ACORN Conference, Grain & Field Crops, Season Extension

    Presented by Gail Kern of Summer Garden B & B at the 2015 ACORN Conference PEI

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  • Oilseed Production

    ACORN Conference, Grain & Field Crops

    Loic Dewavrin owns and operates a 1500-acre farm in Quebec, approximately 35 minutes from Montreal. Loic’s primary product is oil from his sunflower field crop, producing over 12,000 litres of oil per year. In this presentation Loic discusses the basics of oil production, differentiates between cold and hot pressed oils, and reviews his trials of various oil seeds. Over the years he has chosen to work primarily with sunflower seed for his oil products. The farm distributes throughout the Quebec region through grocery stores, reselling to other farms and through a cooperative (for more info on the co-op see the notes for Agro-bio: Experiences in a Grain Cooperative). This presentation does not go into the marketing of oilseed; rather it focuses on production and weighs pros and cons of various seeds types.

  • No-Till Organic Soybeans

    ACORN Conference, Complementary Agriculture, Grain & Field Crops, Soil & Compost

    Sébastien Angers from the 2013 ACORN Conference in Moncton.

    Growing organic no-till soybeans requires a well thought out rotation and planning that involves corn, soy and green manures. The technique of being able to incorporate residues and weed control without tilling requires much tinkering and accurate use of tools, but the improved soil structure and mineralisation provide many benefits to the crops.

  • Experiences in a Grain Co-operative

    ACORN Conference, Business & Marketing, Grain & Field Crops, Infrastructure & Equipment

    In this presentation from the 2013 ACORN Conference in Moncton, Loic Dewavrin discusses how he helped found a grain cooperative in Quebec, touching on the benefits and challenges of small producers banding together. The talk covers the creation of the co-op, the reasons for starting, the current projects they are undertaking, and their hopes for growth and future work.

  • Sourdough Bread-Making 101

    ACORN Conference, Food Skills, Grain & Field Crops

    In this workshop from the 2013 ACORN Conference in Moncton, Tegan Wong-Daugherty, co-founder of Buckwheat Flats Natural Foods (NB) provided a hands-on workshop on how to make sourdough bread. Sourdough bread is special in that it uses the local bacteria and yeasts present in your home as a levener, which makes for distinct flavors and characteristics in each loaf. She outlines the steps and ingredients necessary for successful sourdough from start to finish.

  • Extending the Harvest: Growing More Vegetables in a Short Season

    Getting Started With Organic Farming, Grain & Field Crops, Horticulture, Season Extension, Urban Farming & Gardening

    At the 2016 Homesteading Symposium in Moncton, Alyson Chisholm of Windy Hill Farm explained what options there are for extending your garden’s season and maintaining a continuous harvest.

  • OACC's Resources for Atlantic Canada

    Certification, Getting Started With Organic Farming, Grain & Field Crops, Horticulture, Livestock, Soil & Compost

    The OACC offers research srticles on soils, horticulture, field crops, livestock and other.  Also, web-based courses on Composting, Organic Field Crop Production, Organic Livestock Production, Principles of Organic Horticulture and the Transition to Organic Agriculture.

  • OACC's News Articles from Canadian Farm Newspapers

    Getting Started With Organic Farming, Grain & Field Crops, Livestock, Pests, Disease & Weeds

    Articles covering a wide variety of topics, including many relevant or about the Atlantic region

  • Growing Sunflowers

    Bees & Pollination, Grain & Field Crops, Seed

    How to cultivate and process sunflowers and other oilseeds