Canadian Organic Growers, Ottawa Chapter – Eco Farm Day 2011 Call for Presentations – Cornwall Ontario –

Eco Farm Day 2011

Call for Presentations

Cornwall ON – Eco Farm Day, hosted by Canadian Organic Growers, Ottawa Chapter, is the leading learning and networking conference for organic agriculture in Eastern Ontario and beyond.

Last year’s 2010 edition hosted Wayne Roberts as our keynote speaker on the theme of Local Food, with 12 excellent workshops, over 35 exhibitors, a wonderful Friday evening gala, and over 250 participants. Last year’s program and some past presentations are available online at

The next edition is scheduled for Saturday, February 26th, 2011, again in Cornwall, Ontario. Visit us at

This is a call for presentations from educators, researchers, farmers, practitioners, suppliers, and anyone else with a good educational subject or experience to share with organic farmers. There is excellent research happening in organic agriculture in Canada. There are also many lessons learned on farms as operators improve their performance. Surely, there must be lots of useful material to present to farmers in their life-long need for ongoing education.

What information can you offer to organic farmers to help them improve their overall performance? We need a keynote speaker and 12 workshop presentations divided along the 4 subject streams of field crops, livestock, market gardening, and general interest.

A workshop that you presented in past years is still very relevant. It is valuable to recycle some workshops to include new material and to offer it to people who missed it the first time.

Perhaps you know of a presenter or subject. Perhaps you attended an interesting workshop recently that we need to know about. Please send us the referral.

A donation of speaking time to COG Ottawa is most appreciated. Otherwise, Eco Farm Day offers a speaker’s fee of $200 for each workshop, more for the keynote presentation. This can be paid cash or exchanged for an exhibit space for your business or institution. As many speakers are fairly local, Eco Farm Day does not normally pay for traveling; however, opportunities exist to fund distant speakers of particular interest to our audience.

Thank you.

Tom Manley
Chair – Eco Farm Day
1 Union Street, Berwick On K0C 1G0
fax 613-984-0481

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