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Alberta Soil Science Workshop 2019

Monday, January 28, 2019

The Alberta Soil Science Workshop is held to facilitate regional interaction among professionals in soil science. Typically 100 to 150 participants gather for a 1.5 to 2 day program that comprises 40 to 60 oral and poster presentations. These include: keynote papers focussed on the workshop theme, Read More...

Climate Change’s Impact on Managing Animal Health

Monday, January 28, 2019

I’m losing more arguments with grandchildren that our climate hasn’t changed significantly, prompted by signals that have only grown more evident through the last half of my lifetime. At one point, I convinced myself that climatic changes were part of a natural phenomenon — one of those things Read More...

Leading Edge Farm Management Conference

Monday, January 28, 2019

The Leading Edge Farm Management Conference gives delegates unprecedented access to Alberta’s top farm business management advisors.Leading Edge – The Next GenerationThe 2019 event is being specifically designed for those that are in the earlier stages of their farming careers. More Information Read More...

Farm to Market to Table Conference

Monday, January 28, 2019

This year Alberta Farmers’ Market Association, Alberta Farm Fresh Producers Association, the Leduc Regional Chamber and Title Sponsor Leduc County is hosting their annual conference along with support of other counties and municipalities in Alberta.This is a conference for Farm Direct Marketers, Read More...


Monday, January 28, 2019

Mycotoxins are often hidden hazards – a group of harmful toxins produced by certain types of fungi including mould that are only detectable with lab testing. They can create a variety of problems for beef cattle including reduced health and productivity.The source of mycotoxins are fungi, including Read More...

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED)

Monday, January 28, 2019

On January 7, 2019, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry confirmed the first-ever case of PED in Alberta.Since then, the farm and the farm veterinarian have worked closely with Alberta Pork and Alberta Agriculture and Forestry to manage the disease. Enhanced biosecurity measures are in place for the Read More...

Webinar: Cover Crops

Monday, January 28, 2019

Cover crops can have many benefits including improving soil health and prolonging the grazing season. Join this webinar to learn about some of the best practices for growing cover crops. Registration

Webinar: What’s in your Water? Water Quality and the Economics of Pump Systems

Monday, January 28, 2019

Testing your water sources to ensure it is good quality and free of toxins can help to prevent animal health issues or even death. This webinar will discuss when you should be testing your water, how to do it, what to test for, and what limits are acceptable. Also to be discussed: economics of Read More...

Webinar: Adaptive Grazing and Grazing Management

Monday, January 28, 2019

During this webinar you will hear from grazing experts on different grazing management techniques that can help your pastures to become more productive and profitable. Registration

How to Increase your Odds of Having Healthy Calves

Monday, January 28, 2019

Calving is a natural process, but sometimes disease, weather, and many other factors can cause stress. How can beef producers best prepare newborn calves to get a healthy start? What are some effective ways to enable calves to be resilient against bugs like bacteria, viruses or other pathogens they Read More...

Winter Watershed Workshop

Monday, January 28, 2019

Join the Jumpingpound Creek Watershed Partnership for an afternoon of stewardship and resource management conversation. RSVP by February 15.Date: February 27, 2019Time: 11:30 am to 4:00 pmLocation: Jumping Pound HallMore information and registration (PDF) Read More...

2019 Get Set to Grow Workshops

Monday, January 21, 2019

Living in the Natural Environment Friday, February 1, 2019 Farm Safety Management Wednesday, February 6, 2019 Ranching Opportunities Thursday, February 7, 2019 Tree Pruning & Health Saturday, February 9, 2019 Working Wells Workshop Wednesday, February 13, 2019 Read More...

Ladies Livestock Lessons

Friday, December 21, 2018

A workshop designed for women involved in or interested in the profession of managing livestock will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Apple Creek Golf Course, Airdrie.The workshop was developed to encourage and educate women in the business and to facilitate the Read More...

Clubroot Response Meeting

Friday, December 21, 2018

On Monday, January 7, 2019, Alberta Canola, Canola Council of Canada and Rocky View County are hosting a joint workshop on Clubroot. This meeting will help you gain a better understanding of the clubroot pathogen in the context of southern Alberta and teach you how to limit the impact of clubroot on Read More...

Farm Women Conference

Thursday, November 22, 2018

On February 7, 2019, join the 2019 Farm Women Decision with Vision Conference at the Apple Creek Golf Course just outside of Airdrie. This year’s theme is "Everyone has a story to tell...". There will be exciting speakers and over 20 Vendors for shopping. It will be a day of meeting with old and new Read More...

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