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Sustainable Beef Pilot Passes First-Quarter Mark

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

The packer behind the pilot of a Canadian value chain for certified sustainable beef says its first three months are proof the model is scalable as well as functional.The pilot’s first quarter “proved that a significant volume of beef can be successfully traced through a certified supply chain for Read More...

Alberta Farm Animal Care and the ALERT Line

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Alberta Farm Animal Care (AFAC) is a non-profit, non-government livestock welfare organization, based in High River. AFAC’s mission is to promote best practices in farm animal care and handling and to provide a forum connecting individuals with a stake in animal agriculture. Together they work Read More...

Renovated Windbreak for Farmer Education

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

One of the few remaining soil associations in Manitoba has created a windbreak demo site in hopes of showing more landowners there’s more to be gained from renovating shelterbelts than removing them. More information Read More...

Ungulate Damage Prevention & Compensation

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

The Fish and Wildlife Division of Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development, through the Ungulate Damage Prevention Program, offers producers advice and assistance to prevent ungulates from spoiling stored feed and unharvested crops.The Agriculture Financial Services Corporation Read More...

Webinar: Farm Direct Marketing Trends in Alberta

Monday, March 5, 2018

Research tells us that in Alberta 78% of consumers made at least one purchase at a farmers’ market in 2016. The value of food purchased at farmers’ markets and farm retail exceeded one billion dollars and accounted for about 10 percent of Alberta’s annual household food expenditure. Join Mimi Lee to Read More...

Webinar: Beneficial Insects–Your Unpaid Workforce

Monday, March 5, 2018

This webinar will look at the many beneficial insects that keep pest insects from causing too much damage in field crops. In particular, it will explore the economic thresholds of the damaging insects and emphasize that insecticide sprays should be the last resort in the fight against them. Be aware Read More...

Webinar: Crunching the Numbers on Biocontrol in Bedding Plant Production

Monday, March 5, 2018

A HortSnacks-to-Go Webinar featuring Graeme Murphy from bioLogical control solutions. Graeme is an advocate for biocontrol solutions for common pest problems and will focus on the cost and economics of biocontrol in bedding plant production.Date: March 12, 2018Time: 1:30 pm Registration Read More...

Riparian Areas & Grazing Management Using Google Earth as a Tool

Monday, March 5, 2018

Join Cows and Fish for this one day workshop to learn more about riparian grazing management and how Google Earth can be used as a management tool.  Grazing principles, strategies, and stocking rate and carrying capacity calculations will be covered.Date: March 8, 2018 Location: Deerfoot Atrium, Read More...

Webinar: Image-Driven Marketing

Monday, March 5, 2018

Photographer and communications professional Bri Vos will demonstrate how to create and use images to draw customers in and strengthen your online marketing. Bri will touch on composition and characteristics of a strong photo, online resolution requirements, Facebook and Instagram analytics tools, Read More...

Clubroot is Coming to a Field Near You

Monday, March 5, 2018

The stakes are high, as clubroot has defeated resistant canola varieties and continues to spread. Full article: Clubroot is Coming to a Field Near You

Emerald Ash Borer Summit

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

With the recent find of emerald ash borer (EAB) in Winnipeg, it is time for Alberta stakeholders to come together and learn about how destructive this pest is, how we can learn from areas impacted before us, and establish a plan to help keep Alberta EAB free for as long as possible and procedures Read More...

Water Well Workshop (MD of Bighorn)

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Proper water well siting, construction, maintenance, and plugging will help protect your well from biofouling and contamination, save you costly repairs, and ensuring your well water yields are sustained over many years. Find out what you can do to protect your well. Attend the free water well Read More...

Webinar: The Alberta Employment Standard Code and You

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

With Alberta Labour opening a new office focusing on changes to the Employment Standards Code, this is your chance to learn how the changes will affect you as a local food business. Today we will discover more about the Alberta Employment Standards Code.Date: April 18, 2018 More information and Read More...

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...

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