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Interested in organic livestock production? ACORN has the resources for you!

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We are very pleased to be adding so many items this summer to our resource library. Two of the resources recently added to the list were completed thanks to ACORN’s Organic Transition Specialist, Roxanne Beavers.

The Directory of Organic Inputs: Livestock is a directory to find out more about what inputs are allowable in organic livestock production. This directory was originally launched in October 2003. The revised Directory for Crops was released in July 2012; the revised Directory for Livestock was released in March 2013.livestockbutton

Also now available is the First Steps to Certified Organic Livestock Production Guide. Prepared by Roxanne Beavers (P. Ag.) in conjunction with Janet Wallace and Elizabeth Dacombe, this a great resource for those looking to get into organic livestock production. For new entrants to farming and experienced farmers interested in introducing livestock to their farm, this is a guide that will help in those initial steps in livestock certification & production.LivestockProdFirstStepsButtonAlso, don’t miss the 2nd Annual Beginner Farmer Symposium & Mixer. The Symposium is happening in Sackville, NB again this year on Monday, August 19th and is a great opportunity to learn more about farming, including LIVESTOCK. At 1 p.m. we are pleased to announce that Tim Livingstone of Strawberry Hill Farm will be offering a workshop on Full Circle Farming: Integrating Livestock into Your Mixed Vegetable Operation. This workshop and the Symposium are not to be missed!

Hope everyone is having a great growing season so far & that you are enjoying the fruits of your labour.


Author: acornorganic

Atlantic Canadian Organic Regional Network. Vision ACORN aims to enhance the viability and growth of the Atlantic Canadian organic agricultural community through a unified regional network. Mission Statement ACORN is a non-profit organization that promotes organic agriculture by: Facilitating information exchange between and amongst organizations and individuals Coordinating non-formal education for producers through to consumers Networking with all interested parties both regionally and nationally Structure ACORN is a membership-based non-profit incorporated cooperative with an eleven member Board of Directors and an Executive Director.

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