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March 3

Leopold Center's Fifth Annual Conference, "Partners and Projects: A Farming and Research Exchange", Scheman Building, Ames, Iowa. Contact Rich Pirog, Education Coordinator at (515) 294-1845.


March 3 - 4

From Field to Table. Connecting farmers, consumers, and communities, Education Building (11302 - 87 Avenue) University of Alberta. Contact June Carrington (403) 439-4663.


March 11 - 16

European Symposium for Agriculture, Environment, Rural Development: "Strategy for sustainable agriculture and rural development in Europe", Rros (Roeros), Norway. Contact Helge Christie, N-2540 Tolga, Norway or call 47-62496039.


March 31

Eco-Food '95 - Building self-reliant food systems. A one day marketplace of initiatives. York University, Faculty of Environmental Studies, from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Contact: Mora Campbell, Jennifer Morrow, or Sandra Schwartz at (416) 736-5252.


April 6 - 7

Soil Conservation Canada's Annual Meeting in Ottawa, Ontario. For more information contact: Susan Dingle, Ottawa Liaison, Soil Conservation Canada at 613-521-5444.


April 8

"An Executive's Guide to Farming", a one day seminar that will help farmers plan for a profitable, ecologically sound farm is being held at Georgian College in Collingwood, Ontario. Guest speakers for the seminar include: Dan Needles', author of the Wingfield Farms Trilogy, entrepreneurs Ken McMullen and David Cohlmeyer, and an expert panel. For an information package describing the seminar in detail phone either (705) 444-0923 or 444-6376. Or write to the Blue Mountain Frontier Institute, Box 116, Collingwood, Ontario, L9Y 3Z4.


April 26 - 27

Second Quebec Composting Forum "to produce or process, real risks of the composting industry." Hôtel des Gouverneurs, 3030 Laurier blvd. Registration $195 (taxes included). For more information contact Colette Tardif, Media Science; (418) 650-6262, fax (418) 650-6565.


April 30 - May 2

6th Annual Alternative Vehicle Fuels Market Fair & Symposium, Austin Convention Center. For more information contact: Alternative Vehicle Fuels Symposium, Texas General Land Office, 1700 N. Congress Ave., Rm. 620, Austin, TX 78701-1495.


May 8 - 10

Conference: "Planning for a Sustainable Future: The Case of the Northern Great Plains," Lincoln, Nebraska. Contact: Dr. Donald A. Wilhite, Director, International Drought Information Center, PO Box 830728, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE 68583-0728; phone (402) 472-6707; fax (402) 472-6614.


June 12 - 14

Rural Water Quality Workshop, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Contact: Bob Buchanan, Alberta Agriculture, Food and Rural Development, Box 1540, Barrhead, Alberta T0G 0E0; phone (403) 674-8252.


July 2 - 16

Permaculture Design Course: A two-week intensive in sustainable systems design at Shades of Harmony Farm, Kingston, Nova Scotia. Contact Institute for Bioregional Studies, 449 University Ave., Suite 126, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, C1A 8K3 or call (902) 892-9578.


July 6 - 20

Permaculture Design Course at Shades of Harmony Farm, Kingston, Nova Scotia. Registration (prior to May '95) is $650.00. After May 1, 1995 tuition is $750.00. For more information send $5.00 to the Institute for Bioregional Studies, 449 University Ave., Suite 126, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, C1A 8K3. ((02) 892-9578.


July 23 - 26

Fourth North-American Agroforestry Conference, Boise, Idaho. Contact Dr. Linda Hardesty, Dept. of Natural Resource Sciences, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164-6410.


July 27 - 30

Herbs '95 in Chicago, Illinois. Contact IHA Herbs '95 Program Committee, 1202 Allanson Road, Mundelein, IL 60060. Fax (708) 566-4580.


August 6 - 9

50th Annual Meeting of the Soil and Water Conservation Society: "Celebrate, Anticipate, Innovate: 50 More Years of Partnerships", Des Moines, Iowa. Contact: Soil and Water Conservation Society, 7515 N.E. Ankeny Road, Ankeny, Iowa 50021-9764 or fax (515) 289-1227.


October 14 - 15

NGO Forum - Fourth UN Conference on Women, "Women in Livestock Development" in Beijing, China. Contact Dr. Beth Miller, Heifer Project International, 1015 Louisiana St., Little Rock, AR 72203 or call (501) 376-6836. Fax (301) 371-8923.


November 12 - 14

"Research and Practice: Learning to Build Sustainable Industries for Sustainable Societies" in Toronto, Canada. Contact Greening of Industry Network Conference, Prof. Nigel Roome, Haub Program in Business and the Environment, Faculty of Administrative Studies, York University, 4700 Keele St., North York, Ontario M3J 1P3 or call (416) 736-5809.


November 16 - 17

"Environmental Enhancement Through Agriculture," Boston, MA. Contact William Lockeretz, School of Nutrition, Tufts University, Medford, MA 02155; (617) 627-3223, fax (617) 627-3887.


December 12 - 15

National Agricultural Ecosystem Management Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana. Contact: Conservation Technology Information Center, 1220 Potter Drive, Room 170, West Lafayette, IN 47906; phone (317) 494-9555; fax (317) 494-5969.








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