Agricultural News


Foothills Forage and Grazing Association December Newsletter

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Read the newsletter. In this month’s edition: Vice-Chairman’s Note – Rod Vergouwen Whither the wind: How to decide on windbreaks Forage intercropping trials show promise in Western Canada ‘Messy’ fields may help bottom line Bulls need special attention during winterFoothills Forage and Grazing Read More...

ALUS Canada Adaptive Multi-paddock Grazing Workshop

Thursday, December 10, 2020

ALUS Canada and University of Alberta want to hear your ideas and opinions on adaptive multi-paddock grazing! The University of Alberta has been conducting studies on the benefits of Adaptive Multi-paddock Grazing (AMP) in terms of agricultural greenhouse gases, environmental benefits, and benefits Read More...

Improving Soil is a Long Process Involving Lots of Trial and Error

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Everyone is in favour of improving soil health and there are a lot of recommended practices for doing that. But it’s when the rubber meets the road that things get complicated — and change takes time and patience. Full Article Read More...

Project Funding Available for Acreage Owners

Thursday, December 10, 2020

The Land Stewardship Centre’s Green Acreages Program is now accepting applications from small acreage, hobby farm, and recreational property owners to fund cost-shared, eligible stewardship initiatives on their properties. Learn more and apply today. Read More...

Let’s Get Intense — Cattle Producer Amps the Density in his System

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Ryan Boyd will put 400 yearlings on a quarter-acre as part of a system to boost forage productivity. Full Article

Clubroot 101 Webinar

Friday, November 27, 2020

Clubroot is a soil-borne disease of cruciferous crops (canola) which causes swellings or galls to form on the roots, and ultimately causes a premature death of the plant. There is currently no treatment for this disease but it is possible to reduce its severity by using best management Read More...

Foothills Forage and Grazing Association November Newsletter

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Click here for your November Newsletter (PDF)In this month’s edition: Directors Note- Ben Campbell Beef producers share insights into certification programs Backgrounding basics - easing the transition from weaning to feeding Soil Carbon, Soil Health and Carbon MarketsFoothills Forage and Grazing Read More...

Your Maintenance Plan for Your Grain Storage System

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Tips to keep your system in good working order. Full Article

New Transport Regulations Require More Vigilance From Producers

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Producers must ensure cattle are fit to travel and communicate all details to transporters before their animals leave the farm. Full Article

What is Regenerative Grazing?

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

From the Ground Up with Steve Kenyon. Steve looks at the basics and provides 10 points that will help new producers understand what regenerative grazing is. Full Article

Three-year Cleanfarms Project Focusing on Improving Ag Plastic Recycling

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

An innovative multi-year initiative that is helping to recover and recycle plastic used on farms will ramp up this fall, providing more Canadian farmers with opportunities to manage plastic waste in environmentally responsible ways. Full Article Read More...

Soil Testing Should be a Cornerstone of Your Farm, Says Agronomist

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Develop management zones, consider mobile nutrients, and don’t neglect phosphorus, says Matt Gosling. Full Article

How Can You Prepare Your Farm for the Post-COVID Future?

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Three actions you can take to prepare for the new reality. Full Article

Write it Down, Add it Up

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

It's the big lesson of 2020. A business plan is practically guaranteed to up your game, make you more money, and keep you happier and healthier. So what are you doing this winter? Full Article

Rocky View County Agricultural Service Board Seeking New Member

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

The Rocky View County Agricultural Service Board/ALUS Partnership Advisory Committee is seeking a new member for a three-year term starting at the end of November 2020. Applicants must be a County resident from east of Highway 2 and have the ability to attend five meetings annually. A per Read More...

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