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Call for Hosts for Sixth Annual Open Farm Days

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Farmers and ranchers are invited to share stories, educate and expand their markets as hosts for Alberta Open Farm Days on August 18-19, 2018.Producers and ag-tourism operators can sign up using the online registration form available at the Alberta Open Farm Days website. The application deadline is Read More...

Workshop: Range and Pasture Management (MD of Bighorn)

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Join the MD of Bighorn for this informative workshop where they'll cover range plant identification, pasture health, discuss pasture management and considerations for your operation. There will be a BBQ on the afternoon of June 16. $20 per person and space is limited so register early.Date: June 15 Read More...

Alberta Agriculture Insect Monitoring Program

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Insect monitoring is underway through Alberta Agriculture. This program is coordinated by Scott Meers, Insect Management Specialist with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry and technician, Shelley Barkley.There are seven main surveys. Pea leaf weevil, cabbage seedpod weevil, diamondback moth, bertha Read More...

Farm Sustainability Readiness Tool

Thursday, April 19, 2018

The Farm Sustainability Readiness Tool provides farmers with information and resources to support farm-level sustainability decisions.It was developed by a working group of four crop commissions, Alberta Barley, Alberta Canola, Alberta Pulse Growers, and the Alberta Wheat Commission, in conjunction Read More...

Varieties of Cereal and Oilseed Crops for Alberta

Thursday, April 19, 2018

This annual publication provides information on cereal and oilseed variety performance in Alberta and northeastern British Columbia. Important agronomic characteristics and disease tolerance information are provided for varieties of wheat, barley, oat, rye, triticale, flax, and canola. Full Read More...

AgriProfit$: Economic Information for Crop Producers

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

There are two primary roles of the AgriProfit$ program. First, to deliver sound business management benchmarks and information. Second, to assist producers with evaluating their own business performance. This includes strategic planning and assessing production, management, and technology options. Read More...

Crop Budget Calculator

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Each year, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry makes available the Cropping Alternative (Crop Planning Guide) to help crop producers estimate the costs of producing various crops. This guide uses most current production information and estimates of expected market values and costs. More information Read More...

Alberta Agriculture Hall of Fame

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

The Alberta Agriculture Hall of Fame was created to recognize outstanding individuals who have made significant contributions to the agriculture and food industry, and to the development and sustainability of rural life in Alberta. Alberta Agriculture and Forestry inducts up to three individuals at Read More...

Sustainable Beef Pilot Passes First-Quarter Mark

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

The packer behind the pilot of a Canadian value chain for certified sustainable beef says its first three months are proof the model is scalable as well as functional.The pilot’s first quarter “proved that a significant volume of beef can be successfully traced through a certified supply chain for Read More...

Alberta Farm Animal Care and the ALERT Line

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Alberta Farm Animal Care (AFAC) is a non-profit, non-government livestock welfare organization, based in High River. AFAC’s mission is to promote best practices in farm animal care and handling and to provide a forum connecting individuals with a stake in animal agriculture. Together they work Read More...

Renovated Windbreak for Farmer Education

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

One of the few remaining soil associations in Manitoba has created a windbreak demo site in hopes of showing more landowners there’s more to be gained from renovating shelterbelts than removing them. More information Read More...

Ungulate Damage Prevention & Compensation

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

The Fish and Wildlife Division of Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development, through the Ungulate Damage Prevention Program, offers producers advice and assistance to prevent ungulates from spoiling stored feed and unharvested crops.The Agriculture Financial Services Corporation Read More...

Webinar: Farm Direct Marketing Trends in Alberta

Monday, March 5, 2018

Research tells us that in Alberta 78% of consumers made at least one purchase at a farmers’ market in 2016. The value of food purchased at farmers’ markets and farm retail exceeded one billion dollars and accounted for about 10 percent of Alberta’s annual household food expenditure. Join Mimi Lee to Read More...

Webinar: Beneficial Insects–Your Unpaid Workforce

Monday, March 5, 2018

This webinar will look at the many beneficial insects that keep pest insects from causing too much damage in field crops. In particular, it will explore the economic thresholds of the damaging insects and emphasize that insecticide sprays should be the last resort in the fight against them. Be aware Read More...

Webinar: Crunching the Numbers on Biocontrol in Bedding Plant Production

Monday, March 5, 2018

A HortSnacks-to-Go Webinar featuring Graeme Murphy from bioLogical control solutions. Graeme is an advocate for biocontrol solutions for common pest problems and will focus on the cost and economics of biocontrol in bedding plant production.Date: March 12, 2018Time: 1:30 pm Registration Read More...

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