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May 18-June 2

Sustainable Agriculture Utilizing a Systems Approach, Fort Collings, Colorado. A 4 week intensive program for administrators, ag. development planners, technicians, extension agents, tuition $3000. Contact ICARD, B302 Clark, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, Colorado 80523, tel. 303-491-5865, fax 303-491-6441.


May 27

Congrs du porc du QuŽbec, Pavillon des Pionniers, site de l'exposition de St-Hyacinthe, Inf: Joseph C™tŽ, tŽl: 514-467-8036.


June 1-3

"Energy in Rural America: Profits & Opportunities in Agriculture, Fuels and Utilities Issues", Des Moines, IA. Contact Gail Ettinger, 309 David St., Evanston, IL 60201; 708-864-5651.


June 1-5

International Federation of Agricultural Producers, World Congress, Quebec City. Contact CFA, tel. 613-236-3633.


June 1-12

The United Nations Conf. on Environment and Development, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. National Secretariat, UNCED '92, Environment Canada, 100 Wellington St., 4th Floor, Hull, Quebec, K1A 0H3.


June 3-5

45th Annual Conference of the Canadian Water Resources Assoc., Kingston, Ontario, Resolving conflicts and uncertainty in water management; watershed planning; user pay and market mechanisms; public involvement; reducing uncertainty through monitorin. Contact Dan Shrubsole, 519-679-2111 ext. 5015.


June 9-10

JournŽes sur la zootechnie, organisŽe par les conseil de productions snimales du QuŽbec, St-Hyacinthe, Inf: Claude Marin, tŽl: 418-646-9993.


June 11-12

XIe JournŽes d'information sur l'horticulture, Pavillon Paul-Comtois, UniversitŽ Laval, Ste-Foy, Inf: Bureau de l'extension de l'universitŽ Laval, tŽl: 418-656-5693.


June 15

Second Annual Cultivation Workshop and Demonstration, Boone, Iowa, Contact Thompson Farm, Rt. 2, Box 132, Boone, IA, 50036, tel:515-432-1560.


June 15-26

The Sustainable Agriculture Study Tour, Fort Collings, Colorado. A 10-day study tour of several regions of Colorado. Topics: resource management, marketing of organic products, and water and land-use policy issues, tuition $1150. Contact John McKenzie, ICARD, B302 Clark, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523, tel. 303-491-5865.


June 15-26

"Rural Routes 92-A Showcase of Resource Planning", Woodstock Fair Grounds, displays, demonstrations, presentations and coservation tillage tours, water management, livestock management, environmental planning and more. Contact SWCIB, tel. 519-767-5020.


June 25-26

Rural Route '92 -A Showcase for Resource Planning, Woodstock Fair Grounds; exhibits, demonstrations, presentations, and bus tours to surrounding areas to see environmentally responsible planning in action . Write or call Rural Routes '92, Box 1121, Guelph, Ontario, N1H 1N3, 519-824-4120 ext. 3925.


July 5-9

The Family Farm in the 21st Centry, AIC Annual Conference, Brandon, MB, Registration and information: 1992 AIC Conference - Registration, Agriculture Extension Centre, 1129 Queens Ave., Brandon, MB R7A 1L9, tel: 204-727-1212, fax: 204-726-6260.


July 14-22

International Crop Science Congress, Iowa State University, Ames IA. Contact: Brian Meyer, ISU Ag Information 515-294-0706 or Steve Jones, ISU News Service 515-294-4778.


July 30-August 1

Participatory On-farm Research and Education for Agricultural Sustainability, Champaign, Illinois, Contact John M. Gerber, Univer. of Ill. Agricultural Experiment Station, 211 Mumford Hall, 1301 W. Gregory Dr., Urbana, IL 61801, tel: 217-244-4232.


August 1

Small Farm/Sustainable Agriculture Day, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Maine Agricultural Experiment Station and Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, Old Town, ME. Contact Rick Kersbergen, Waldo County Extension Office 207-342-5971.


Early August,

Permaculture Design Intensive, tentatively sheduled to be taught in southern Ontario. Contact Elfin Permaculture, 7781 Lennox Ave., Jacksonville, Fl USA 32221.


August 4-7

International Symposium on Agricultural Techniques in Cold Regions, Univer. of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Topics: runoff and water erosion, subsoiling for amelioration of soil compaction, forages, animal metabolism and animal housing and environment. Contact David Chanasyk, tel. 403-492-3242, fax 403-492-1797.


August 8-15

"Environmental Soil Science", Univer. of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Topics: soils and chemicals, coil quality, interactions of soil minerals with organic components and microorganisms. Registration, Yash Kalra, tel. 403-435-7210, fax 403-435-7359; Exhibitors Leonard Leskiw, tel. 403-434-0400, fax 403-434-0400.


August 9-12

Resource Management in a Dynamic World, Soil and Water Conservation Society, 47th annual meeting, Baltimore, Maryland. Contact SWCS, 7515 N.E. Ankeny Rd., Ankeny, Iowa 50021-9764, tel:515-289-2331.


August 14-16

NOFA 18th annual summer conference, Hampshire College, Amhest, Mass. Kenote speaker: Joan Gussow, author and expert on nutrition, plus over 140 workshops on fruit and vegetable production, farming, animal husbandry and more. Contact Julie Rawson, 411 Sheldon Rd., Barre, MA 01005, tel. 508-355-2853.


September 9-10

Ninth Annual Fall Field Days at Thompson Farm, Boone, Iowa, Contact Thompson Farm, Rt. 2, Box 132, Boone, IA 50036, tel: 515-432-1560.


September 11

Train-the-Trainers Workshop, Boone Iowa, Contact Thompson Farm, Rt. 2, Box 132, IA, 50036, tel: 515-432-1560.


Oct. 30 - Nov. 8

Designing a Sustainable Homestead, a 10-day intensive workshop in permaculture design, Orange Park, Florida, tuition $400. Write to Permaculture, 7781 Lenox Ave., Jacksonville, Florida, 32221 USA.


Nov. 2-4

Erosion: Causes to Cures. Sponsored by Sakatchewan Board of Canadian Water Resources Association, Saskatchewan Chapter of Soil and Water Conser. Soc. and Intern. Erosion Control Assoc. Contact Ray Pentland, Water Resource Consultants Ltd., 106 Hammond Rd., Regina, SK S4R 3C6. tel/fax: 306-949-8288.


Nov. 16-21

9th International IFOAM Scientific Conference in Sao Paulo. Worldwide gathering of the organic movement from over 60 countries. Send in scientific papers and case study reports to General Secretariat, c/o Okoszentrum Imsbach, D-6695 Tholey-Tholey, West Germany, tel: 49-6853-5190. fax:49-6853-30110.

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