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Archive: June 2019

Alberta Beef Producers Seeking Nominations for 2020 Environmental Stewardship Award

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

The Environmental Stewardship Award (ESA) recognizes cattle producers whose natural resource stewardship practices contribute to the environment and enhance productivity and profitability.Take this opportunity to share your environmental practices with other producers and to present the positive Read More...

ALUS Applications Due by June 30

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

ALUS Applications are still being accepted up until the closing date of June 30th. The applications will then be reviewed by the Partnership Advisory Committee and a select few projects will be chosen to be implemented in the fall of 2019. If you have any questions regarding the program or need Read More...

Alberta Dutch Elm Disease Week June 22-28

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Dutch Elm Disease Awareness Week is recognized annually throughout the province of Alberta from June 22- 28.  The intent is to raise awareness on how dangerous Dutch elm disease (DED) is, the importance of elm trees to our communities, and that DED can be prevented. At present, Alberta has the Read More...

Bov-Innovation is Happening in Calgary on August 14

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

The Beef Cattle Research Council (BCRC) is pleased to announce their Bov-Innovation 2019 series which will take place on August 14, 2019 as part of the Canadian Beef Industry Conference . The conference is a collaborative effort, co-hosted by the BCRC, Canada Beef, the Canadian Beef Breeds Council Read More...

Harnessing Solar Power for Drying Grain

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Robert Baerg was having coffee with a neighbour one rainy harvest about 15 years ago when they got to talking about their old grain dryer.It was a real headache, that dryer — chewing through horsepower to dry tough grain far too slowly, and then they still had to cool it. It took both neighbours to Read More...

Seeding Tips for Perennial Forages

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Traditional annuals and cocktail cover crop mixtures can make great forage for cattle on a temporary basis, but over the long haul a good stand of perennial pasture may be the best choice, according to Lorne Klein, range management extension specialist, Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture at Read More...

Farming Smarter Needs 40 Farms for Alberta Soil Health Benchmark Monitoring Project

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Farming Smarter needs 40 farms willing to share a little dirt for the Alberta Soil Health Benchmark Monitoring Project. Farming Smarter will sample 20 fields early summer and another 20 fields this fall (returning in a couple years to re-sample).Sampling will include compaction, active carbon, Read More...

Restoring Depleted Soils with Cattle

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Adding grazing back into the equation increases soil organic matter, doubles forage production.Michael Thiele has been involved in several grazing clubs, encouraging better grazing management. He’s been working on grazing studies, demonstrating how short grazing periods, long recovery periods and Read More...

A Prolonged Calving Season Can Be Costly: New Calculator Available

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

As the calving season ends and producers switch gears toward breeding season, there is an opportunity for producers to evaluate their calving distribution and the impact it has on their bottom line. Now is the time for farmers and ranchers to incorporate any changes they want during breeding season, Read More...

2019 Agricultural Tour

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Register now for Rocky View County’s annual Agricultural Tour—a day-long tour featuring farms and ag-businesses in the northwest area of the County.This year’s tour will feature Souto Farms, Long Run Ranch Beef, Glengary Bison and Woolliams Farms, and other topics that are important to Alberta’s Read More...

Weed Spraying Underway in the County

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

We will be spraying noxious weeds in Rocky View County throughout the summer. We control weeds every year to protect native plants, crop lands, and wildlife habitats from being displaced by invasive weed species.This year we’re spraying roadsides in division 6. Spot treatments will occur on Read More...


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