Articles for category Agriculture

Foothills Forage and Grazing Association AGM and Tour

Friday, February 8, 2019

Join Foothills Forage & Grazing Association Board of Directors and Staff for the 2019 Annual General Meeting at the MD of Ranchland's Administrative Building featuring a tour of the A7 Ranche in the afternoon. More information and registration Read More...

Bull Selection: Breeding Programs that Suit Operational Goals

Friday, February 8, 2019

There are a range of different beef operations in Canada, and there is no one breeding program that is optimal for all operations. Breeding programs will be determined by operational goals and the management practices that fit those goals.This is part one of a four-part series that will help you to Read More...

Cargill Looking for Cow-Calf Operators for Sustainable Beef Program

Friday, February 8, 2019

Cargill has declared its sustainable beef pilot program a success and is now looking at long-term strategies for the program, Joel Crews of Meat + Poultry reports. Demand is outpacing supply in Cargill’s Canadian Beef Sustainability Acceleration program, the company says. The program is now looking Read More...

How to Make Money When Storing Grain

Friday, February 8, 2019

Taking advantage of a strong carrying charge market can make you some money, says market analyst. Sometimes grain buyers offer a little bit extra for producers willing to sell some crop but store it for later delivery. Full article Read More...

'Before the Plate' Documentary Free for the Month of February

Friday, February 8, 2019

As part of Canada's Agriculture Day celebrations in February, you're invited to view a special screening of the documentary ‘Before the Plate’.When: February 1-28, 2019Where: Available free online at BeforeThePlate.comBefore the Plate highlights the questions, the stories and the people behind where Read More...

Wildlife Conflict Solutions Workshops

Friday, February 8, 2019

Presentations, live demonstrations and tips on: using bear spray, how to reduce encounters, coexistence & mitigation strategies, interpretive displays and multi-species deterrent training.Date: May 10-11, 2019Location: Old Rothney Farm Cabin, Foothills CountyMore Information (PDF) Read More...

Action for Agriculture 29th Annual AGM & Land Use Forum

Friday, February 8, 2019

Featuring Mark Bennett Executive Director of Bow River Basin Council, Don Strankman of Laurie, Kenna & Associates Financial Services and Kim Good President of Legacy Land Trust Society.Friday, March 8th at the Cochrane RancheHouse. Registration & Trade Show Displays open at noon. AGM & Featured Read More...

Insect Outlook for 2019

Monday, January 28, 2019

Insect forecast and survey maps for bertha armyworm, grasshopper and cabbage seedpod weevil are now live. Caitlynn Reesor spoke with Scott Meers, insect management specialist with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, at this year’s Agronomy Update about the maps. Call of the Land - Part 1 Call of Read More...

Agricultural Carbon Offsets Update

Monday, January 28, 2019

An important change has come to Alberta’s carbon offset system. Farmers must have their quarters registered with an aggregation company prior to May 1 of a given year or they will not be able to claim credits for that year for the Conservation Cropping protocol, the main offset of use to farmers Read More...

Pilot Program for Recycling Agricultural Plastics

Monday, January 28, 2019

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry is helping fund a three-year pilot program that will recycle agricultural plastics. Al Kemmere, chairman of the Agricultural Plastics Recycling Group, says this is a significant announcement. More Information Read More...

Moisture Situation Update as of January 6, 2019

Monday, January 28, 2019

How does this winter's snow accumulation compare around the province and to previous years? Ralph Wright, manager of the agro-meteorological applications and modelling section with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, analyzes the latest data. More Information Read More...

Alberta Soil Science Workshop 2019

Monday, January 28, 2019

The Alberta Soil Science Workshop is held to facilitate regional interaction among professionals in soil science. Typically 100 to 150 participants gather for a 1.5 to 2 day program that comprises 40 to 60 oral and poster presentations. These include: keynote papers focussed on the workshop theme, Read More...

Climate Change’s Impact on Managing Animal Health

Monday, January 28, 2019

I’m losing more arguments with grandchildren that our climate hasn’t changed significantly, prompted by signals that have only grown more evident through the last half of my lifetime. At one point, I convinced myself that climatic changes were part of a natural phenomenon — one of those things Read More...

Leading Edge Farm Management Conference

Monday, January 28, 2019

The Leading Edge Farm Management Conference gives delegates unprecedented access to Alberta’s top farm business management advisors.Leading Edge – The Next GenerationThe 2019 event is being specifically designed for those that are in the earlier stages of their farming careers. More Information Read More...

Farm to Market to Table Conference

Monday, January 28, 2019

This year Alberta Farmers’ Market Association, Alberta Farm Fresh Producers Association, the Leduc Regional Chamber and Title Sponsor Leduc County is hosting their annual conference along with support of other counties and municipalities in Alberta.This is a conference for Farm Direct Marketers, Read More...

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