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Archive: January 2018

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 vegsource.com that it takes 2,500 litres of water to produce one kilogram of beef. Another site said 25,000 litres… Read More...

Council Decisions: January 23, 2018

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Here is a brief summary of the decisions of Rocky View County Council at the January 23, 2018 Council Meeting. This is a general overview of decisions only. Specific details can be found in this meeting’s agenda (see the Council Minutes and Archives page), and the minutes of this meeting that will 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...

Western Barley Growers Association 40th Convention

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

“A New Era in Agriculture” features first-rate speakers and an exciting, timely agenda. Informal talks at coffee, mealtime, and at day’s end are often valuable too, not only to the producers but for the industry as well. Your presence can only add to the influence of the organizations.Date: March Read More...

Sour Cherry and Haskap Production Workshop

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

This workshop provides new or potential dwarf sour cherry and Haskap producers with a detailed outline of all aspects of production in Alberta. Sessions include information on production, including varieties, establishment, maintenance and harvest, as well as the economics of dwarf sour cherries and Read More...

Farm and Ranch Workplace Legislation Consultation Period Extended

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Albertans have more time to provide their input on recommendations to apply occupational health and safety (OHS) rules to the province's farms and ranches.The deadline for feedback to the technical working group recommendations is being extended to Feb. 26, 2018, from Jan. 15, 2018, to ensure Read More...

Council Decisions: January 9, 2018

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Here is a brief summary of the decisions of Rocky View County Council at the January 9, 2018 Council Meeting. This is a general overview of decisions only. Specific details can be found in this meeting’s agenda (see the Council Minutes and Archives page), and the minutes of this meeting that will be Read More...

Fusarium Graminearum Survey

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry is looking for feedback on current issues and opportunities related to the management of Fusarium graminearum in Alberta. The information collected in this survey (link below) will help determine how best to manage Fusarium graminearum in the future, as well as help Read More...

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