2008 Provincial Grazing Tour

Jul 23, 2008

 Wednesday, July 23

 9:30       7-L Livestock Ranch-   Wayne & Colleen Gardiner

 11:00     A8 Ranch – Tom & Michelle Teichroeb

 12:00     Lunch at Lake Manitoba Beach –Meat courtesy of Jarvis Meats – Gladstone

 1:00       Travel

 2:00       Sharptails Plus Brush Project –Lyle McKay Farm

 3:30 Larry Fischer Pasture –Brix Test Demonstration

6:00 Banquet – Plumas Community Hall –Fencing & Water Pumping Demo after supper

 8:30 Travel to Portage la Prairie –Overnight Stay – Canad Inn

 Thursday, July 24

  7:00       Breakfast

 8:00       Tours – Choose from Option #1 or #2 (below)

 12:00     Lunch at Island Park

 1:00       Travel

 1:30       Whitemud River Farms –  Hugh & Robert Blair

 2:30       Steele Bridge Farms –  Randy & Shelley Bjarnarson

 3:00        Head Home

 TOUR – OPTION #1

 MAYFAIR FARMS – Portage la Prairie

Vegetable Farm – learn about the growing and

marketing of cabbage, cauliflower, pumpkins, corn, potatoes, onions, dry beans, etc.

 JEFFERIES NURSERIES – Portage la Prairie

 One of the largest wholesale and retail nurseries in

 Canada marketing mainly in Western Canada.

 TOUR – OPTION #2 

(limited to first 30 people PAID – first-come-first-served basis)

FOOD DEVELOPMENT CTR– Portage la Prairie

State of the art food development facility providing entrepreneurs with information and technical assistance in food processing, product development, nutrition labeling, etc.

 SIMPLOT TOUR – Portage la Prairie

 Most modern French Fry production factory in North America.

REGISTRATION FEES ARE NON REFUNDABLE

Producers $75  Industry $175

Fee includes Meals, Tour and Seminar and one night accomodation based on double occupany. Single rooms are $50 extra.

Register (204) 385-6633 by phone with credit card

Register online with your credit card June 1st.

BUS DEPARTURES

Times listed below are bus departure times – plan to be at the location 10 minutes prior to departure.  Thank you!

 Bus A Departure TIMES (Southeast)

 Wednesday, July 23

 6:40 am – Steinbach Safeway Parking Lot

7:45 am – Winnipeg Livestock Auction

8:50 am – Portage la Prairie – Canad Inn Hotel

 Bus B Departure TIMES (Southwest)

 Wednesday, July 23

 6:30 am    Virden Farmers Market –  (6 Ave South of Railway Station)

 7:25 am    Brandon Shell/Smitty’s Parking Lot –  (18th Street & Hwy #1) (park on South side of building)

 8:05 am    Minnedosa Covenant Church – (101 – 4th Avenue SW)  (park on East side of lot)

 8:30 am    Neepawa Ag. Office

 Bus C Departure TIMES (Northern)

 Wednesday, July 23

 6:30 am    Havakeen Lunch – Eriksdale –  (Jct. of Hwy #6 and Hwy #68  (park as close to hwy ditch as possible)

 7:30 am – Eddystone – Westlake Community Hall

8:00 am – Ste. Rose – Chicken Chef on Hwy #5

8:20 am – McCreary- Agassi Park Lodge on Hwy #5

8:50 am – Alonsa Community Hall

REGISTER ONLINE NOW!