Manitoba Agriculture, Food & Rural Initiatives GO Centre

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Whether you are a farmer, business owner, budding entrepreneur or community leader, the staff at the Roblin Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives (MAFRI) GO Centre will provide you with a wide variety of expert, objective information and resources on agriculture, business and community development and value-added initiatives. MAFRI has moved from an agriculture-only mandate to one that includes food and rural initiatives and works towards the goal of creating vibrant and sustainable rural communities. Local, national and global changes in the agri-food sector have called for a new way of sustaining rural and agricultural communities. The department has equipped itself with the tools necessary to help clients embrace new opportunities in primary production, business development, value-added processing, agri-energy, agri-forestry, agri-fibre and agri-tourism.

MAFRI can provide you with information on:

  • Developing, expanding or diversifying your business
  • Farm production advice
  • Value-added or agri-food business start-ups
  • Community development and youth programming

... and that is just the beginning.

Visit the Government of Manitoba Agricultural website for more information on our expanded programs and services. Contact the Roblin MAFRI office at 937-6460 or choose from the following departmental staff. 

Annette Allen, B.S.A. 
Business Development Specialist
Food and Agri-Product Processing Branch
Manitoba Agriculture
Mailing Address: Box 970, 117-2nd Avenue NW
Roblin, MB R0L 1P0
Phone: (204) 937-7030
Fax: (204) 937-3608 (Fax)
Email: Annette Allen                                                                                                Website: Food and Ag Processing
Elizabeth Nernberg 
Farm Production Extension Specialist
Livestock
Manitoba Agriculture
Mailing Address: Box 970, 117-2nd Avenue NW
Roblin, MB R0L 1P0
Phone: (204) 247-0087
Fax(204) 937-3608
Email: Elizabeth Nernberg
Kevin Chutskoff

MASC Lender                    

Contact: kchutskoff@masc.mb.ca                                                                                     Phone: 204-937-6470                                                                                                              Location: 117-2nd Ave NW, Roblin, MB


Kevin Craig
Vice-President of Client Services
Mailing Address: Box 820, 117-2nd Avenue N.W.

Roblin, MB R0L 1P0
Phone: 204-937-6470 

James Frey
Diversification Specialist
Email: james.frey@gov.mb.ca                                                                                               Phone: 204-247-0346
Jessica Frey 
Research Technician
Email: pcdf@mymts.net                                                                                                        Phone: 431-271-0005

Cynthia Nerbas
Financial Assistant
Email: pcdfroblin@gmail.com
Phone: 204-937-6473


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