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AFAC Introduction to Backyards Chickens Virtual Series

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Are you interested in keeping backyard chickens? Do you want learn more about flock health, handling, cost, by-laws, breeds, coop design, diseases, and more? The Advanced Chicken Care Series will be running once a week for four weeks in July. Covering a variety of in-depth topics on chicken care, Read More...

Eight Ways to Boost Your Herbicide Resistance Prevention Strategy

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

The number of herbicide groups that various weeds are resistant to continues to grow across the Prairies; however, farmers should take heart as there are things they can do to protect their fields. It’s about managing weeds to reduce reliance on, and enhance the efficacy of, herbicides as much as Read More...

Study Finds Link Between Mental Health and Business Management Practices

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

While a small percentage of producers surveyed use a business plan, the majority of those report less stress as a result.Using a farm business plan can decrease stress and support positive mental health, according to a recent study. Full Article Read More...

More Mental Health Awareness, Training Needed in Difficult Times

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Advocates of mental health awareness in agriculture discuss warning signs, the best way to help someone and the training that can make a difference in rural communities.With uncertain times going nowhere soon, mental health awareness within agriculture is more necessary than ever.Mental health Read More...

Carrying Capacity: You Got to Know If It Can Hold ’Em

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Struggling with finding the right amount of cattle to graze on a pasture or not sure how many cattle a new rented pasture will hold?The Beef Cattle Research Council now has a calculator to help you with that. Full Article Read More...

2020 Agricultural Tour Cancelled

Thursday, June 18, 2020

With public health and safety as the top priority, the County has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Rocky View County agricultural tour. Several scenarios were considered in deciding whether this year’s tour could proceed, and in the end the best decision was to cancel the event. This Read More...

UFA Rural Communities Foundation 2020 Grant

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Communities are encouraged to apply for a minimum of $10,000, up to a total of $100,000 for projects that support recreational, educational and cultural facilities and programs. Applications will be accepted from June 12 until August 31, 2020, with the winners announced in October during Read More...

This Grazing Season, Remember the Four Principles of Pasture Management

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Pasture is a key component of beef cattle operations and one definitely worth managing. At first glance, grazing a pasture may appear as simple as placing cattle in a fenced area with a water source. However, practicing effective grazing management is an art and a science. Full Article Read More...

Talking Succession Planning with Annessa Good

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

As a young woman and the daughter of a well-known farm transition consultant, Good brings an interesting perspective to succession planning.Annessa Good refers to the transition process as a roller coaster ride and it is quite the ride, she says.If anyone should know, it is her. Not only is she a Read More...

Sourcing More Farm-fresh Local Food for Albertans

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Farmers can connect directly with food service and retail operations to get more farm-fresh food on Albertans’ tables through an enhanced online tool.Agriculture and Forestry provided $81,000 to the Alberta Farm Fresh Producers Association (AFFPA) through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership to Read More...

Foothills Forage and Grazing Association Webinars

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Foothills Forage and Grazing Association (FFGA) is committed to bringing extension and education to their members. Webinars are a great tool to continue to expand your knowledge from the comfort of your home. FFGA has some previous webinars available online as well as an upcoming live webinar on Read More...

Vigilance Needed with Blackleg on the Rise

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Blackleg in canola hasn’t got out of hand across Western Canada yet, but it is on the rise, says a Canola Council of Canada (CCC) specialist who advises farmers to scout fields and consider rotating into different disease-resistant varieties to reduce the risk of disease buildup. Full Article Read More...

Nothing Replaces Boots in the Field

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry’s, Pathology Program at Brooks, is once again looking for growers of winter wheat, 2-row barley and durum to participate in a Fusarium head blight project for the 2020 growing season.  This project is a collaboration between the University of Manitoba and the Read More...

Water Systems for Cattle

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Water is an essential nutrient for cattle, accounting for between 50 and 80 percent of an animal’s live weight. For livestock to maximize feed intake and production, they require access to palatable water of adequate quality and quantity. Factors that determine water consumption include water Read More...

Forage Establishment

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Forage establishment is a long-term investment requiring careful planning, preparation, species selection and management to ensure success. Proper establishment of the forage stand plays a vital role in stand productivity and longevity. Begin planning at least 18 months prior to seeding forages to Read More...

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