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Canadian Organic Growers’ 2010 Annual General Meeting August 10, Banff, Alberta. Agenda 4:30 Welcome by COG President 4:40 National Director Report 5:00 Auditor’s Report 5:20 Elect Auditors for 2010 5:25 COG 2010 BOD 5:30 Member Q &A Social break & refreshments

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Canadian organic growers 2010 annual general meeting august 10 banff alberta

Canadian Organic Growers’ 2010 Annual General Meeting August 10, Banff, Alberta

Agenda

4:30 Welcome by COG President

4:40 National Director Report

5:00 Auditor’s Report

5:20 Elect Auditors for 2010

5:25 COG 2010 BOD

5:30 Member Q &A

Social break & refreshments

6:20 Sheila Hamilton, Sun Works

7:00 Tony Marshall Highwood Crossing

7:40 General Discussion

More socializing....



Accomplishments 2009
Accomplishments 2009

  • Policy

  • Outreach to Farmers

  • Markets Intelligence

  • Markets Development

  • Outreach to Consumers

  • Organizational Changes


Policy
Policy

  • Advocacy for free standards

  • Organic Standards Maintenance

  • Standards Interpretation Committee (Sic)

  • Aquaculture

  • Food Safety

    • AAFC Organic Study

    • Agri-subcommittee Food Safety

  • Stakeholder Reference Group next round of Agricultural Policy

  • Organic Value Chain Roundtable

    • Strategic planning

    • Studies


Farmers knowledge
Farmers: Knowledge

  • Workshops

    • Developed and field-tested 5 new workshops

    • Two-day train the trainer event in Saskatchewan

    • 20 workshops over 2 years in Prairies

    • 8 workshops last year in Ontario

    • 45 Standards training workshops across Canada in partnership with COTA and IOIA

Alberta Agriculture & Rural

Development

Saskatchewan Agriculture


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Farmers: Knowledge

  • Publications

    • Two new books in

      Practical Skills Series:

      • Growing Potatoes Organically

      • Crop Planning for Organic Vegetable Growers


Farmers knowledge2
Farmers: Knowledge

  • Two new books in the Practical Skills Series in pre-production to be launched at Organic Connections, November 2010:

    • Organic Strawberry Production

    • Record Keeping for Organic Growers


Farmers knowledge3
Farmers: Knowledge

  • Two new books in the Practical Skills Series in production:

    • Scaling Up Organically

    • Organic Livestock Handbook Revision


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Farmers: Knowledge

  • TCOG new look thanks to Carrie Ann Watson

Editor: Janet Wallace

Layout: Karyn Write

Production: Gilmore Printing


Farmers outreach
Farmers: Outreach

  • Farm Conferences/Tradeshows winter 09

  • COG Ottawa Eco Farm Day, Cornwall, ON

  • Conference Committee Guelph Organic Conference

  • Agribition, Regina

  • Crop Production Show, Saskatoon

  • Eco Farm, Asilomar, CA

  • Toronto International Farm Show

  • MOSES Organic Farming Conference, LaCrosse, WI

  • Guelph Organic Conference


  • Farmers outreach1
    Farmers: Outreach

    • Farmer Mentoring/Farm Tours

  • Manitoba Farm Mentorship Program

  • COG Ottawa Farm Tours

  • COG Organic Food Council of Manitoba Farm Tours

  • COG PWW Farm Tours


  • Farmers markets development
    Farmers: Markets Development


    Farmers markets development1
    Farmers: Markets Development

    • Institutional Outreach

      • Menu-planning

      • Pricing

      • Delivery/Invoicing

      • Connecting retail and institutions to local farmers

    • Co-operative Development

      • Farmer Groups

      • Transitional supports

      • Farmer Cooperative Symposium, Kemptville, ON


    Farmers markets development2
    Farmers: Markets Development

    • Phase II Growing Up Organic

      • Pilot Eastern ON

      • Organic Central

      • Co-operative Development

      • Eastern Ontario Organic Farmers Co-operative


    Consumers outreach
    Consumers: Outreach

    • COG Organic Directory/Chapter Directories

    • COG Toronto Annual Conference

    • COG Toronto Booth @ Consumer Shows

    • COG Ottawa Feast of Fields

    • COG PWW Consumer events

    • Organic Week October 9-16, 2010


    Market intelligence
    Market Intelligence

    • Thanks to Anne Macey of COG Island Natural Growers, COG has been collecting statistical information about Canada’s organic farming and processing sectors for over 20 years


    2010 2011
    2010-2011

    • Ongoing

      • Farmer training

      • Consumer/farmer conferences

      • Publications, etc.

    • Food Safety – Develop business plan to work with mainstream commodity groups

    • Develop & deliver webinar series

    • Phase II Growing Up Organic

    • New strategic plan in development


    Organizational changes
    Organizational Changes

    • SOD: chapter to Affiliate

    • Niagara, Kawartha, Prince Edward County: disbanded

    • Membership fee change from fixed fee to donation


    Membership
    Membership

    New membership fee structure as of October 1, 2009


    Auditor s report
    Auditor’s Report

    Balance Sheet: Assets pg 3

    Dennis Medaglia, Collins Barrow Chartered Accountants


    Auditor s report1
    Auditor’s Report

    Balance Sheet Liabilities and Net Assets pg 3

    Dennis Medaglia, Collins Barrow Chartered Accountants


    Auditor s report2
    Auditor’s Report

    Statement of Changes in Net Assets pg 4

    Dennis Medaglia, Collins Barrow Chartered Accountants


    Auditor s report3
    Auditor’s Report

    Statement of Operations pg 5

    Dennis Medaglia, Collins Barrow Chartered Accountants


    Auditor s report4

    Statement of Cash Flows pg 6

    Auditor’s Report

    Dennis Medaglia, Collins Barrow Chartered Accountants


    Auditor s report5
    Auditor’s Report

    Pg 13

    Note 4

    Dennis Medaglia, Collins Barrow Chartered Accountants


    Auditor s report6
    Auditor’s Report

    Pg 18

    Note 9

    Dennis Medaglia, Collins Barrow Chartered Accountants


    Auditor s report7
    Auditor’s Report

    Note 11 pg 19

    Dennis Medaglia, Collins Barrow Chartered Accountants


    Auditor s report8
    Auditor’s Report

    Note 13 pg 19

    Dennis Medaglia, Collins Barrow Chartered Accountants




    Consolidating chapter financials
    Consolidating Chapter Financials?

    • Options:

      A) Not Consolidated

      • Chapters incorporate on their own (no longer COG chapters)

      • Undertake their own audits (include financials as notes to COG’s financial statements)

        B) Consolidated

      • Adopt COG’s financial systems/controls, transfer financial data quarterly

      • COG manages chapter finances



    2010 cog board of directors
    2010 COG Board of Directors

    • Acclaimed 2010

      • Gavin Dandy, ON

      • Daniel Brisebois, QC

    • Returning Board Members

      • Vivian Vilich, BC

      • Sheila Hamilton, AB

      • Lorraine Beaudette, SK

      • Janine Gibson, MB

      • Geneviève Grossenbacher, ON

    • Regional Representatives

      • Arnold Taylor, Prairie

      • Carrie Ann Watson, Ontario

      • Roxanne Beavers, Atlantic


    Convene agm
    Convene AGM

    • Motion to convene

      Thank you

      .....now for the fun part


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