Agricultural News


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...

Winter Pruning for Black Knot and Fire Blight

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Very few people think of pruning in the dead of winter, but it is probably the best time to prune diseased trees that are infested with black knot and fire blight.Winter pruning is no different than pruning at any other time of year. You want to remove the 3 D’s, the dead, diseased and damaged Read More...

Year in Review: The Good, the Dry and the Troubling

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Alberta Farm Express discusses some of the issues impacting the agriculture industry in 2017. Full Article: Year in Review: The Good, the Dry and the Troubling

World’s First Verified Sustainable Beef Plan is Ready to Roll

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

It’s taken two years of work and its creators say it’s a historic step forward. Full Article: World’s First Verified Sustainable Beef Plan is Ready to Roll Read More...

10-year Plan Must Haves

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

“When asked what their plan is for the next 10 years, farmers often say they haven’t had a chance to work on it yet,” says Rick Dehod, farm financial specialist, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry. “Whether the next generation is ready to take over or you are in the prime of your farming career, you Read More...

Beef’s Shrinking Water Footprint

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Research on the Record with Reynold BergenIn 2016 I received 10 letters like this:“Dear Dr. Bergen… My name is Emma. I am in 6th grade at Rime Street Elementary. My class found out on that it takes 2,500 litres of water to produce one kilogram of beef. Another site said 25,000 litres… Read More...

Webinar: No Fear Farm Finance

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

What money do you have to invest in your local food business? What type of financing fits your business? How much credit should you carry? Join Ron Lyons as he demystifies the finance puzzle that many small agri-food producers, processors and local food entrepreneurs face as they grow their Read More...

Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

This conference is designed for all women in agriculture. The program emphasizes key leadership skills and developmental opportunities. Capitalize on your opportunities to network with women in agriculture and learn skills and tools from experts in their field.Date: March 26-27, 2018Location: Hyatt Read More...

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