Agricultural News


Archive: December 2017

New Alberta Environmental Farm Plan Renewal Period

Friday, December 22, 2017

Effective April 1, 2018, producers will need to have an Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) completion letter dated within the last 10 years to be eligible for cost-share funding with the Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change programs of the Canadian Agriculture Partnership (CAP). We strongly Read More...

Alberta Farm Animal Care Awards of Distinction

Friday, December 22, 2017

The Alberta Farm Animal Care Awards of Distinction were initiated in 2001 to recognize individuals or groups who have made exceptional contributions in the field of livestock welfare. These individuals or organizations work hard to advance the mandate of AFAC and the welfare of livestock in Alberta. Read More...

Young Agrarians Alberta Winter Mixer

Friday, December 22, 2017

Are you an aspiring or new farmer working on building a regenerative, ecological farm? Are you looking for opportunities to learn and connect? Join Young Agrarians at the Alberta Winter Mixer for two days of workshops on accessing land, building relationships with mentors, getting starting in Read More...

UFA Farm & Ranch Insights

Friday, December 22, 2017

Join UFA for a day of high-level, informative sessions focused on trends in livestock or crop – you choose your track. Keynote speakers include Dr. Sylvain Charlebois, Canadian researcher in food distribution and policy, and Larry Weber, a well-respected expert in the field of grain marketing. Read More...

Preventing Reproductive Wrecks Webinar

Friday, December 22, 2017

Even small changes in the open rates of cows can have a major economic impact. Join this webinar for tips to increase and maintain high pregnancy rates with information on everything from mineral intake to disease management. More information Registration Read More...

Getting Into Local Foods Workshop

Friday, December 22, 2017

Learn about local food opportunities and the different farm-direct marketing channels, their benefits and challenges. This one-day workshop is for producers who are new to selling food through farmers’ markets or other direct-to-consumer methods. You will learn about available services and market Read More...

Alberta Insect Pest Monitoring Network Maps are Live

Thursday, December 14, 2017

On Call of the Land, Scott Meers talks about the three insect forecast maps that have gone live, why now, and what may be in store for pea leaf weevil, wheat midge, and wheat stem sawfly. These maps are available at the Alberta Insect Pest Monitoring Network Page which may help with field planning Read More...

Workplace Legislation for Farms: FAQs and Webinars

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Alberta Labour has put together a “Workplace legislation for farms” frequently asked questions (FAQ) sheet providing information regarding new rules under the Labour Relations Code and Employment Standards Code.To help inform Albertans of changes to the Employment Standards Code, webinars specific Read More...

Environmentally Sustainable Agriculture Tracking Survey: Measuring Progress

Thursday, December 14, 2017

It is almost time for the 2018 edition of the Environmentally Sustainable Agriculture Tracking Survey to be fielded across Alberta. This January, Kynetec Canada will be contacting 500 farmers and ranchers by telephone. Kynetec is a global company specializing in market research for agriculture and Read More...

Conference: Agronomy Update 2018

Thursday, December 14, 2017

A two-day conference for grain producers, crop advisors and industry partners to interface with leading agricultural scientists about relevant soil and crop issues.Date: January 9-10, 2018Location: Sheraton Red Deer Hotel, Red Deer, Alberta More information (PDF) Read More...

Banff Pork Seminar

Thursday, December 14, 2017

The Banff Pork Seminar is a technology transfer meeting for the pork industry that has been held in Banff since 1972. The conference program is co-ordinated by the Department of Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Science, University of Alberta, in co-operation with Alberta Pork, Alberta Agriculture Read More...

Province Advises Emerald Ash Borer Found in Winnipeg

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Manitoba Sustainable Development advises the emerald ash borer (EAB) has been found in Winnipeg.This highly destructive forest-pest is a wood-boring beetle that has been found in Quebec and part of Ontario, as well as throughout the eastern United States, and has now been found in Winnipeg. The EAB Read More...

Time to Complete Your Environmental Farm Plans

Monday, December 4, 2017

The Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) is a voluntary, whole farm, self-assessment tool that helps producers identify their environmental risks and develop plans to mitigate identified risks. We are working together with farmers committed to environmental stewardship.Completing an EFP is free and all Read More...

Rocky View County’s Green Acreages Guide Program

Monday, December 4, 2017

The Green Acreages Guide was put together by the Land Stewardship Center in Edmonton and Rocky View County’s Agricultural Services department is here to get the information out and assist residents. The Green Acreages Guide Program provides comprehensive information to owners of acreages and Read More...


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