This is a great opportunity to come out and learn from one of Canada’s leading experts in this field. (Please See Below)
Hope to see everyone there!
AV SINGH, Ph.D., P.Ag.
Organics and Rural Infrastructure
Av Singh is one of Canada’s leading experts on organic agriculture. He works predominantly with organic and small-scale farmers on issues of production, processing, and marketing of agricultural goods. Av emphasizes farmer-to-farmer knowledge exchange and works towards revitalizing rural communities through increasing social capital.
Av shares production and processing information with organic and/or small-scale producers/processors; investigates and supports alternative food distribution systems for organic and/or small-scale producers/processors; supports and develops initiatives that the organic community deems integral to their growth; supports and develops initiatives that encourage new entrants into agriculture (including transitional farmers into organic) and supports initiatives aimed at maintaining current farmers.
Av routinely gives presentations on such general topics as: 1) Localizing Food Systems; 2) Organic Gardening and Community Gardens; 3) Holistic Animal Health; 4) Compost and Soil Health; 5) Domestic Fair Trade; 6) Biodynamic Farming; Permaculture; & Urban Agriculture; 7) Food Security and Food Sovereignty; 8) Systems Thinking in Organic Farming; 9) Transformative Agricultural Education; and 10) Pasture-based Livestock Production; 11) Organic Farming Practices (e.g., Pest Management; Green Manures and Cover Crops, etc.).
Av works as an educator and is comfortable in presenting information in a dynamic form to a variety of audiences ranging from academics at a university to consumers wanting to know more about the food they are eating. Av uses a hands-on/experiential delivery method that works well with farmers in the field as well as with students in a classroom.