MIA 2014 Annual Fall BBQ
The 2014 MIA Fall BBQ is coming up on September 25th (Thursday) at the Kelburn Farm. It's a festive evening with great local food and a chance to meet and catch up with fellow agrologists. Click on the link below to get more information or to register.
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PEDv Manure Sampling Project
MIA is assisting with the distribution of information about a new testing program for the hog industry. Nutrient and MM Planners and others involved in the industry will be interested in the new program.
The Manitoba Livestock Manure Management Initiative collaborated with Manitoba Pork Council and Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development on a program that has the potential to limit the spread of the PED virus on Manitoba hog farms.
Read details: Nutrient Planner Communique.
Manitoba Undertakes PEDV-Related Manure Sampling Project
Manure Sampling Project Expected to Provide Indication of Presence of Undetected PEDv
Manitoba Clubroot Distribution Map Released
MAFRD has released the map where the distribution of clubroot has been found in Manitoba (as of June 4, 2014). The map shows positive clubroot (CR) findings by Rural Municipalities (RM) discovered through soil and/or plant tissue analysis for presence of CR DNA or symptomatic plants from sampling done between 2009-2013.
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Provincial Council Updates
Darren Keam, P.Ag. was appointed President for 2014-15 at the June 10th Provincial Council Meeting held at Smartpark Events Centre.
Richard Kieper, who served as President for the past two years, supports Darren and Council as Vice-President, also for 2014-15.
Committee leads were also confirmed at the meeting and include:
- Admission and Registration - Allen Tyrchniewicz, P.Ag.
- Professional Standards and Compliance - Ray Redfern, P.Ag.
- Audit - Lori-Ann Kaminski, P.Ag.
- Ownership Linkage - James Fehr, P.Ag.
- Governance - Gordon Earl, P.Ag.
New Public Appointees
The Appointment Committee composed of Hon. Ron Kostychyn, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development and Dr. Michael Trevan, P.Ag., Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences, University of Manitoba recently confirmed appointment of three individuals to the Manitoba Institute of Agrologists Provincial Council.
Confirmed new appointees under Section 8 of the Agrologists Act are: John Carney, CMA, Colleen Dyck, and D. Salín Guttormsson, LL.B.
These appointments are effective immediately.
Summary Information for Internationally Educated Agrologists