We can’t wait to host you at the Canadian Farm Writers’ Federation annual conference in Regina, Sask., Sept. 29 to Oct. 1. You’ll come to love Prairie life and our living skies (if you don’t already) and see firsthand how Saskatchewan agriculture is growing greener all the time.
Overview of Friday’s Tour Choices
Option 1: Prairie Vistas Tour
This one promises plenty of wide-open skies as you head to Axten Farms an hour and a half south of Regina. We’ll hear how the Axtens, Outstanding Young Farmers, live their motto, Loyal to the Soil, using regenerative farming practices. Next, we’ll visit Hoimyr Farms where beef cattle are raised on native prairie and tame forage. Finally, a stop at Purely Canada Foods, where sustainably grown, identity-preserved food and ingredients are gathered and processed using their own railway and terminal. We’ll also see the nearby 70,000-acre Kambeitz Farms, where some of the seed processed by Purely Canada is grown.
Option 2: Down to the Valley Tour
Motherwell Homestead shows us what scientific farming methods looked like at the turn of the last century, as explored by a Saskatchewan homesteader who became Canada’s agriculture minister in 1921. We’ll get lunch from one of Saskatchewan’s premier small-town bakeries and head for the historic Bell Barn that showcases the evolution of agriculture in the area. Next is Qu’Appelle Valley Bison, where the operator uses a whole-herd, regenerative agriculture approach, and we’ll finish in the town of Lumsden. Nestled in the beautiful Qu’Appelle Valley, it’s a tourist favourite with bountiful market gardens in the summer months and a strong arts community all year round.
We’ve missed you!
Your CFWF2022 team looks forward to seeing our old friends and making many new ones this September!
Karen Briere, Chair
Got questions? Contact Diane Goski, Registrar.
Conference Rates (Canadian dollars)
Early bird (until August 12)
- CFWF member: $275
- Students: $275
- Non-member: $400
Effective August 13
- CFWF member: $350
- Students: $350
- Non-member: $525
Registration fee includes*
- Thursday night reception
- Friday bus tour with lunch, snacks and beverages
- Saturday tour with lunch
- Saturday banquet
- Hospitality Room nightly
Registration closes September 19, 2022. We cannot accept registrations after that date.
If you cancel
- On or before September 8, 2022 – Full refund, less 10% administration fee
- On or before September 15, 2022 – 50% refund
- On or before September 22, 2022 – 30% refund
- September 23 or later – No refund (but you may send a substitute)
All cancellations and changes must be sent to CFWF2022.email@example.com by the deadlines noted above. Refunds will be sent by cheque after Oct. 2, 2022.