JULY, 2016 – Come to Guelph to check out all the valuable and free information !

**What’s exactly is a Meet & Greet?  It can be a 25-seat room where groups like OMRI or Fibreshed holds an open gathering for 1-hour or longer.  Any Conference guest can arrive at the start time/specific room, be greeted by the organizers, sometimes with organic coffee provided.  You can generally attend for an hour while the Conference noon lunch break is going on – and it can be open to all, whether you paid for the Conference workshop admission or not (what a great deal).
**However, some Meet & Greets are listed as related to specific organic sector activists or farm consultants.  Some programs are paid: e.g. the BD wine tasting.   Programs like the inspector trainings are geared to organic regulatory sector staff who choose to pay the substantial registration fee – we list them here for public information & disclosure because these are the folks who inspect organic farmers & processors.  Most Meet & Greets which will be listed here are set up to be free, open interest gatherings – which means YOU.

CLICK HERE to get answers to your Frequently Asked Questions.

Friday January 27, 2017

Friday, January 27

Nothing on the program yet – awaiting bookings


Saturday January, 28, 2017

Saturday Daytime – times + details to follow [Jan. 28]



OMRI: Meet & Greet Room – UC441 [4th floor – 40-seat room] – 12.00-1.30 pm

How will the new organic standards affect inputs? During our annual Meet & Greet luncheon, OMRI will explain some of the big changes and the potential impact on lists of allowed materials and the OMRI Canada Products List©. Come for the soup and breadsticks, and stay for the question and answer session about input review. So that we can put together an accurate headcount [for soup ordering], please RSVP to by January 8 if possible. We’ll see you there!



DRAFT/CONFIRMED – await data

Society For BioDynamic Farming: Meet & Greet Room – UC33 [3rd floor]




Gayl Creutzberg/Ag. 3.0: Meet & Greet Room – UC335 [3rd floor] – 12.00-1.30 pm

‘Farming for a Future’ Meet & Greet




Saturday Evening

BioDynamic Food & Wine Event: Held at the Best Western, just across from the University Centre.  For tickets please contact Laurie McGregor.–

The Society For Biodynamic Farming And Gardening in Ontario Cordially invites you to the Society’s 7th Annual Wine & Cheese Social – Saturday, January 28th, 2017.

5.00 pm – 8.00 pm at the Best Western Brock Hotel In the Pine Tree “A” Room, 716 Gordon Street (corner of Stone Rd E. and Gordon St.) Guelph, across from Delta Hotel/across from University Centre.

Join us in celebration of Biodynamics and good friends.  Tickets are $20.00 for members and $30.00 for non-members. Admission includes samplings of biodynamic wines, and a smorgasbord of biodynamic and organic product nibbles. Tickets are available in advance by sending cheques payable to The Society for Biodynamic Farming and Gardening in Ontario to: The BD Society, 14 Simcoe Blvd., Simcoe, Ontario N3Y 3L5. For further information contact Laurie McGregor, Treasurer, at 519-426- 9021

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Sunday January 29, 2017

Sunday Daytime – times + details to follow [Jan. 29]


‘Farming for a Future’ Discussion Circle – UC335 – 12.00 noon

Marketing Discussion/by invitation – UC335 – afternoon