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AgroEcology + The Economics of Organics

AgroEcology + The Economics of Organics


Sustainable Grain hosted our inaugural educational conference called “AgroEcology and the Economics of Organics” on February 11-12, 2019 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The two day conference was a course in knowledge-based field crop management for advanced farms and business agronomists. It was $475 to attend.

In our newest virtual offering, you can view Brenda’s videos entitled The MacroEconomic Opportunity of Organics for Western Canada

  1. Part 1: Strengths in Supply

  2. Part 2: Increasing Demand & the Market

  3. Part 3: Shifting Market Share

Key Learnings and Take-aways:

  • Key principals of organic business agronomy consulting

  • Practical, hands-on tools to grow crops without chemicals

  • Templates for sound decision-making to maximize long-term ROI for organic farms

  • Strategic positioning for farm advisory businesses to offer knowledge-based consulting vs. input-based consulting, based on modern food industry trends and future influences.

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Brenda Tjaden has spent her career helping western Canadian farms respond to emerging profit opportunities in growing and marketing their crops. In the process of founding Sustainable Grain, Brenda spent 3 years researching the organic value chain, it’s opportunities and vulnerabilities. She has found and developed solutions for the standard roadblocks that may be encountered by organizations throughout the value chain in converting their businesses from conventional into regenerative organic. She will present the relevant facts around cropping choices, farm restructuring, market dynamics, policies and pricing structures in the organic sector. Sustainable Grain will also provide templates and support for course attendees to develop and execute long-term strategic plans for growth in the organic space.