Agricultural News


Archive: February 2018

Emerald Ash Borer Summit

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

With the recent find of emerald ash borer (EAB) in Winnipeg, it is time for Alberta stakeholders to come together and learn about how destructive this pest is, how we can learn from areas impacted before us, and establish a plan to help keep Alberta EAB free for as long as possible and procedures Read More...

Water Well Workshop (MD of Bighorn)

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Proper water well siting, construction, maintenance, and plugging will help protect your well from biofouling and contamination, save you costly repairs, and ensuring your well water yields are sustained over many years. Find out what you can do to protect your well. Attend the free water well Read More...

Webinar: The Alberta Employment Standard Code and You

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

With Alberta Labour opening a new office focusing on changes to the Employment Standards Code, this is your chance to learn how the changes will affect you as a local food business. Today we will discover more about the Alberta Employment Standards Code.Date: April 18, 2018 More information and Read More...

Technical Large Animal Emergency Response: Awareness Level Training

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Learn the basic skills and develop a foundational understanding of behaviour and scene management that is required to recognize the dangers specific to TLAER scenes and situations.Date: April 15, 2018Location: Olds College, Olds More information and registration Read More...

2018 Livestock Care Conference

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

An annual event that brings together industry experts, stakeholders, and producers to discuss the latest trends and issues in the livestock industry in Alberta.Date: March 14-15, 2018Location: Pomeroy Inn & Suites, Olds More information and registration Read More...

Patience Pays with Bertha Armyworm

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Late last summer, a canola field heavily infested with bertha armyworm in western Manitoba created a lot of fuss on Twitter, proving, yet again, just how localized population spikes can be in some areas. While sudden population spikes can cause panic, experts recommend that growers only take Read More...

Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) Opportunity for Input

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry has developed a short online survey for input on the program concepts for the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) set to begin in April 2018 after Growing Forward 2 (GF2) expires in March 2018.This survey offers agriculture stakeholders the opportunity to make Read More...

Rocky View County’s Master Farm Family Award

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Rocky View County’s Agricultural Service Board is looking for nominations for this year’s Master Farm Family Award.Rocky View’s Master Farm Family Award was founded in 1989 and recognizes a ranch or farm family for their achievements in technical farm production and sustainability practices, team Read More...

Feds Announce Regions Eligible for Livestock Tax Deferral

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Livestock producers affected by drought, flood, or excess moisture conditions in 2017 may be eligible for 2017 tax relief.On February 6, Agriculture Canada released the final list of regions designated under the Livestock Tax Deferral Provision, adding regions in British Columbia and Saskatchewan. Read More...

Action for Agriculture 28th Annual General Meeting & Land Use Forum

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

“Good News Stories – Agriculture & the Environment”Date: Friday, March 9, 2018Location: Cochrane RancheHouseRegistration opens at noon, featured speakers begin at 1:00 p.m.More information Read More...

Plant Wheat Before Frost is Out?

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Seeding wheat as early as mid-February may soon be a reality for some farmers, and for some producers on the northern prairies, mid-March may be possible.While researcher Graham Collier cautions against seeding that early now, his preliminary work is showing solid results. Full article: Plant Read More...


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