FOR 2017, WE ARE ONCE AGAIN HOPING FOR A FULL SLATE OF INFORMATIVE MEET & GREETS.

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]

 

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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 marketing@omri.org by January 8 if possible. We’ll see you there!

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DRAFT/CONFIRMED – await data

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

 

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

‘Farming for a Future’ Meet & Greet

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[CONFIRMED/AWAITING DETAILS]

Saturday Evening

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

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

…or e-mail at lmcgregor@sympatico.ca

Sunday January 29, 2017

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

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‘Farming for a Future’ Discussion Circle – UC335 – 12.00 noon
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Marketing Discussion/by invitation – UC335 – afternoon