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Vision for Student Learning Engagement

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Provide your input on the draft ministerial order on student learning to help shape the direction of education by February 24, 2020. Survey

Alberta Ag Detects PED

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Government officials have found remnants of the porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus in Alberta.On Jan. 22, staff at Alberta Agriculture and Forestry’s lab in Edmonton detected a “weak positive sample” that was collected through an environmental surveillance program. Full Article Read More...

Are you Prepared to Deal with Tougher Times on Your Farm?

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Know your current ratio, honestly estimate your gross revenue, and be ready to talk to your lender, says adviser.After a decade of generally strong prices and yields, back-to-back poor harvests and lower prices coupled with high expenses are squeezing many producers. In order to build a profitable Read More...

Making Environmental Stewardship Pay in Many Different Ways

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Environmental stewardship award honours southern Alberta ranchers who pride themselves on conservation.Deer Creek Livestock Co.’s land has changed a lot in the past nine years as the grassland has improved, the wildlife has increased, and the stocking rates have gone up.It’s the combination of Read More...

Scotts Canada Launches 2020 ‘Gro for Good’ Grants Initiative

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Scotts Canada Limited proudly announces the 2020 edition of the Gro for good program to keep the spirit of community and connection to nature alive in Canada. The program provides grants to deserving communities, schools and non-profit organizations seeking to develop sustainable community gardens Read More...

Transportation Regulations are Changing

Thursday, January 30, 2020

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency will start phasing in its enforcement of Canada’s revised livestock transportation regulations on February 20. One of the most significant changes for cattle transporters is a reduction in the maximum time in transit before cattle must be off-loaded for feed, Read More...

Changes to Application Acceptance for the CAP Environmental Stewardship & Climate Change Program

Thursday, January 30, 2020

The Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) is now accepting applications on a continual basis which means there are no more intake periods. Applications received will now be on a first come first serve basis throughout the course of the program. This is the case for both the Producer and Group Read More...

Jumpingpound Creek Winter Watershed Workshop

Thursday, January 30, 2020

The Jumpingpound Creek Watershed Partnership (JCWP) is working to implement riparian projects that benefit Jumpingpound Creek and its tributaries. Projects aim to improve riparian function, streambank stability, and water quality. In April 2020, JCWP will apply bioengineering techniques to stabilize Read More...

Basics of Agricultural Beekeeping Workshop

Thursday, January 30, 2020

On February 29, join Kneehill County for an 8-hour introduction course which will help orient you to the world of responsible beekeeping, the logistics of beekeeping throughout the seasons, and the equipment you'll need to keep your hive healthy and viable. More Information and Registration Read More...

First Annual Winter Open Farm Days

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Alberta Open Farm Days is about farmers and ranchers inviting their urban and rural neighbors to stop in for a visit to share stories, see demonstrations, and learn more about the farmers who grow their food. This will be the first annual Winter Open Farm Days event (Dec. 14-15). More information Read More...

Kenyon: A Recipe for Regenerative Agriculture

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Regenerative agriculture is not a recipe, but it is a way to make a profit in agriculture and to remain sustainable for generations. It is a mixture between a science and an art. It is variable and needs planning, observation, replanning, adjustments, tweaks, time and above all, change.What it does Read More...

Like It or Not, Climate Change Will Change Your Farm, Say Two Experts

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Canada’s best-known climatologist always knows when he’s lost a crowd of producers he’s presenting to. It’s usually right around the time he starts talking about climate change. But he gets it.“Farmers have been beat up a lot — they’ve been accused of causing climate change,” said David Phillips, Read More...

Preparing For the Federal Carbon Tax

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

The federal government is imposing a new carbon tax in Alberta effective January 1, 2020, after the UCP government repealed the provincial carbon levy in June.To qualify for the federal government’s targeted relief for marked gasoline and diesel fuel used to operate farm machinery on a farm for the Read More...

Three Producers Share Ideas That Improve Efficiency

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Beef producers across the country are always looking to improve management and production practices that not only benefit cattle, but also reduce their workload, and help to save time and money.It may involve improved calf identification measures, installing remote cameras to monitor watering Read More...

Are October storms a farmer’s wake-up call?

Thursday, November 28, 2019

There are a lot of things in this life that are difficult to process. Weather is one of them. When a storm tore through Manitoba from October 10 to 12, delivering gale force winds over a long stretch of time, accompanied by an entire season’s worth of snow, harvest, tillage and the rest of our hopes Read More...

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