Mackenzie Applied Research Association, Fort Vermilion, Alberta

There will also be variety trials of PPB wheat and oat populations, led by Dr. Martin Entz and Michelle Carkner of The University of Manitoba at the following sites:

- Carman Research Station, Carman, Manitoba
- Libau Research Station, Libau, Manitoba
Parkland Crop Diversification Foundation, Roblin, Manitoba
- Moose Creek Organic Farm, Oxbow, Saskatchewan
- The University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta


July 22 - Organic Variety Trial and Crop Walk (Fort Vermilion, Alberta)

July 25 - Organic Farm Field Tour and On-Farm Research (Oxbow, Saskatchewan)


In partnership with the University of Manitoba, the PPB program for wheat and oat supports farmers as early-generation plant breeders, selecting for varieties that are adapted to their regional climate and farm needs. Farmer varieties showcased in the demonstration sites include:

Allison Squires and Cody Straza (Upland Organics), Charles Geddes, Frank and Marge Buekert (Woodland Organics), Gary Martens, George Wright (Castor River Farm), Hans Reinhardt-Entz, Ian Grossart (Howpark Farms), James Marfo and Samuel Peprah (Mackenzie Applied Research Association), Kate and Doug Storey, Keith Bamford, Lise Dubé, Marc and Anita Loiselle (Loiselle Organic Family Farm), Monty Sandor, Scott Chalmers, Stewart Wells, Terry and Monique Mireau (Cedar Lane Farm Authentic Foods), and Ward Middleton (Midmore Farms).

To learn more about the Participatory Plant Breeding for Field Crops Program, click here.