Province warns of flood risk

The Manitoba government says high snowfall and wet soils are causing enough concern to warrant an early flood report. The provincial agency isn’t the only organization that’s keeping close tabs on the issue. The Assiniboine River Basin Initiative is watching the coming spring very carefully too, according to ARBI chair Allan Preston. Read the full Feb 6 Manitoba Co-operator article. 

Research and ranching: Brandon-based Manitoba Beef and Forage Initiatives is realizing its 
potential as education and research centre

 The Manitoba Beef and Forage Initiative is fast becoming one of the key centres for sector education and research in Western Canada. The rapid ascent could not be more perfectly timed, as the MBFI is in the midst of adding a learning centre to the Brookdale site, to complement the activities on the farm. “Our plans for the MBFI Learning Centre are for a multi-use building that will host workshops, seminars, and farm tours for producers, students, agribusinesses, and other interested groups,” Glenn Friesen, Manitoba Agriculture representative to the MBFI, said. “The building will have a multi-purpose meeting space with modern audio-visual equipment, a food prep area, bathrooms and an office.” Read the full Manitoba Co-operator article.

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