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Foothills Forage & Grazing Association Bursary

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Available to one Alberta resident registered in first, second, third, or fourth year of a full-time program at a post-secondary institution. Awarded to a student with a satisfactory academic standing and who in one page can make a compelling case for how their education will contribute to the future Read More...

Helping Make Energy Efficiency Affordable

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

By Kale Scarff and Vern SteinbornThere are many technologies and practices farmers and ranchers can implement on their operations to reduce their energy footprint and protect (and possibly even increase) profit margins. Carbon emission reduction and energy sustainability can both be practiced while Read More...

Western Canada Conference on Soil Health and Grazing

Monday, September 18, 2017

Two great conferences come together: Western Canada Conference on Soil Health & Western Canadian Grazing Conference. More information

Airdrie Ag Society’s "Art of the Harvest"

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

If you've ever experienced the old tyme seeding event, you’re not going to want to miss this old tyme harvest! Airdrie Ag Society is proud to host this annual event showcasing horse teams and vintage equipment used to harvest grain planted in the spring. New this year are a number of interactive Read More...

Fusarium and Clubroot Inspections in Rocky View County

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Rocky View County will be carrying out a number of surveys this fall including Fusarium graminearum of barley, wheat and corn as well as Clubroot inspections of canola. Last season Rocky View County completed over 100 Clubroot inspections as an effort to continue to fend off the disease in the Read More...

AgSafe Alberta Launches On-farm Advisor Services Program

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Farm and ranch safety has always been a top priority for the agriculture community in Alberta. Farmers and ranchers take the safety of their farms, their families and their employees very seriously. Though all farms have some degree of safety measures in place, many farm managers recognize there may Read More...

Workshop: Getting into Farming

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

This session is for those who are thinking about getting into farming as a business and who want farming to be their primary source of income. The sessions will provide information about farming at a very high level. It will give participants a ‘Taste of Agriculture in Alberta’ and show them what Read More...

Wetland Restoration Success

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Rocky View County sits on the Nose Creek Watershed, an important water basin that passes through agricultural land, urban areas and places of industrial development. Proper care and management of this watershed will benefit Albertans and our environment both now and for future generations. Finding Read More...

Workshop: Tools to Build Your Cow Herd

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

This workshop will discuss how genetic and genomic tools can help identify superior animals to develop a productive and profitable cow herd. With weather related challenges in recent years there is a huge variability in feed supply and quality; speakers will discuss potential health and nutrition Read More...

Managing Grizzlies in Alberta

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Since 2010, Alberta has managed grizzly bears as a threatened species. Their objective is to increase the number of grizzlies on the landscape while reducing risks to people.  Recent population inventories completed in southwest and west central Alberta have shown population growth. While this is a Read More...

County Presents Master Farm Family Award Winner for 2017

Monday, July 24, 2017

Rocky View County is pleased to announce this year’s Master Farm Family Award winners are Marshall and Teresa Copithorne, of CL Ranches Ltd.“We are very happy to present the award to the Copithorne family,” said Bruce Kendall, Councillor and Agricultural Services Board Chair, at a luncheon during Read More...

Backyard Chicken Workshops

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

This month, Alberta Farm Animal Care is hosting two workshops to discuss backyard chickens and small flock care.These two-hour, free evening workshops will go over the basics and the necessities when it comes to owning and raising backyard chickens.For more information and to register, click on one Read More...

Riparian Health Assessment and Plant Identification Field Day

Monday, June 26, 2017

Need to enhance your riparian health evaluation skills? Looking to improve your plant identification in the field? Register to spend a day with Cows and Fish staff to improve your understanding of riparian ecology and management.More information Read More...

How to Scout for Wheat Midge

Monday, June 26, 2017

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry explains the process of scouting and identifying wheat midge in your crops.View the video

Southern Alberta Beaver Survey

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Understanding Albertans’ knowledge and perceptions about beavers, their habitat, and management is important to realize benefits and address impacts. This survey is being conducted in partnership by the Miistakis Institute and Cows and Fish (Alberta Riparian Habitat Management Society). It is Read More...

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