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Foothills Forage & Grazing Association December Newsletter

Thursday, December 22, 2022

In this month’s edition: Director’s Note – Emily Lowe Playing With Fire: When Manageable Risk Delivers Great Reward Study compares haylage vs. hay 16 practical tips for selecting productive replacement heifers Winter Feed Supplementation for CowsDecember Newsletter Read More...

Nominations Now Open for 2023 Emerald Awards & Youth Grants

Thursday, December 22, 2022

Since 1992 the Emerald Awards have showcased over 350 recipients and 850 finalists across Alberta who are addressing environmental and climate change issues, and you could be next to join that list!The Alberta Emerald Foundation is looking for organizations, projects, and individuals who are doing Read More...

Supporting Agricultural Labour Demands

Thursday, December 22, 2022

Record-setting economic growth in Alberta’s agriculture and agri-food sector has ignited demand for workers across the province.To support producers and processors, Alberta, in partnership with the federal government, is providing $2.5 million to Ag for Life to help companies recruit, hire and Read More...

Important Update From the Nose Creek Watershed Partnership

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Rocky View County is a member of The Nose Creek Watershed Partnership (NCWP), which undertakes joint watershed planning addressing concerns regarding the future condition of Nose Creek and West Nose Creek. The Partnership is currently represented by the Calgary Airport Authority, City of Airdrie, Read More...

County Presents 2022 Master Farm Family Award

Monday, July 25, 2022

Left to Right: Rocky View County Councillor Greg Boehlke, Calder Cleveland, Keith Cleveland, Dawson ClevelandRocky View County has named Rhonda, Keith, Calder, and Dawson Cleveland as the Master Farm Family Award recipients for 2022.“My heartfelt thanks and congratulations to our 2022 Master Farm Read More...

Time to Start Planning Canada Thistle Control

Friday, June 10, 2022

Canada Thistle is a creeping perennial that is found in all parts of the County. This noxious weed is a prolific seed producer, producing an average of 5,000 viable seeds per plant and can be viable in the soil for up to 6 years. Plants produce both a taproot that can go as far as 8 feet deep and a Read More...

Timing is Everything When Controlling Spruce Budworm

Friday, June 10, 2022

Spruce budworm is a native moth that as caterpillars chew their way into the tightly coiled buds of flowers and slowly eat them from the inside out. Budworm caterpillars start life as tiny larvae that measure less than 1.5 mm long but grow up to 50 cm over the course of the summer. These larvae Read More...

What Happened to 2% Strychnine?

Friday, June 10, 2022

In 2018 the Federal government started the process of re-evaluating the registration of strychnine for Richardson ground squirrel (RGS) control. The evaluation included a field study which took place in Saskatchewan in 2019. This study observed the number of “off target” species that were affected Read More...

2022 Agricultural Tour

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Register now for Rocky View County’s annual Agricultural Tour—a day-long tour featuring farms and ag-businesses in the southeast area of the County!This year’s tour will feature Calgary Farmyard, Winter’s Turkeys Farm, Alberta Carriage Supply and Decisive Farming by Telus Agriculture, and other Read More...

2022 Summer Weed Spraying Program

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

As part of the County's annual weed control program, crews will be spraying invasive weeds in Division 5 from June to September this year. Weed spraying helps protect native plants, crop lands, and wildlife habitats from being displaced by problem weeds.Early detection and rapid response remain the Read More...

Help Shape the Next Policy Framework set to replace the Canadian Agricultural Partnership Funding in April 2023

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Feedback is being gathered to help inform the development of the Next Policy Framework, set to replace the Canadian Agricultural Partnership in April 2023, and continue investing in Alberta’s agriculture industry.Phase 1 feedback helped inform government priorities that were considered when Read More...

Rotational Grazing Doesn't Make Rain, but it Helps to Keep it, Study Finds

Monday, May 9, 2022

Rotational grazing isn’t just good for the soil — it turns out the practice results in a huge bump in soil water infiltration. A five-year project finds high intensity grazing boosts water infiltration by up to 30 per cent. Full Article Read More...

Restoring Marginal Lands Can be a Long-Term Money Maker

Monday, May 9, 2022

New Ducks Unlimited conservation program offers $125 per acre to seed unproductive annually cropped lands to forages. Full ArticleALUS Rocky View County also provides funding for marginal lands near all field groups (crop, pasture, etc.). More information on the RVC ALUS Program Read More...

Register for Open Farm Days 2022

Monday, May 9, 2022

Registration is now open for farms and ranches to be part of the next edition of Open Farm Days. The weekend showcases Alberta’s agriculture industry and growing the agri-tourism sector. Host farms open their gates to share their agricultural experiences with their urban neighbours and to help them Read More...

Foothills Forage and Grazing Association May Newsletter

Monday, May 9, 2022

In this month’s edition: Director’s Note- Morrie Goetjen United Nations declare 2026 the International Year of Rangelands and Pastoralists Restoring marginal lands can be a long-term money maker Long-term study shows benefits of planned rotational grazing The building block of soilMay Newsletter Read More...

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