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Archive: March 2018

AgriProfit$: Economic Information for Crop Producers

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

There are two primary roles of the AgriProfit$ program. First, to deliver sound business management benchmarks and information. Second, to assist producers with evaluating their own business performance. This includes strategic planning and assessing production, management, and technology options. Read More...

Crop Budget Calculator

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Each year, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry makes available the Cropping Alternative (Crop Planning Guide) to help crop producers estimate the costs of producing various crops. This guide uses most current production information and estimates of expected market values and costs. More information Read More...

Alberta Agriculture Hall of Fame

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

The Alberta Agriculture Hall of Fame was created to recognize outstanding individuals who have made significant contributions to the agriculture and food industry, and to the development and sustainability of rural life in Alberta. Alberta Agriculture and Forestry inducts up to three individuals at Read More...

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...

County Seeks New Chief Administrative Officer

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Rocky View County Council has announced the departure of County Manager Kevin Greig after nearly five years as the head of administration.“Last October’s election brought eight new voices to County council, and you’re seeing a change in direction for the municipality,” says Reeve Greg Boehlke. “At Read More...

Council Decisions: March 27, 2018

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Here is a brief summary of the decisions of Rocky View County Council at the March 27, 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), or in the minutes of this meeting that will 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...

Council Decisions: March 13, 2018

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Here is a brief summary of the decisions of Rocky View County Council at the March 13, 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), or in the minutes of this meeting that will Read More...

County Releases Policing Survey Results

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Rocky View County has released the results of its recent survey on policing in the municipality, which saw over 1,800 people provide input on RCMP priorities.“The number of participants clearly shows that policing is an important issue for Rocky Viewers,” says Reeve Greg Boehlke. “RCMP figures show 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...

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