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Agri-News – RTW this Week: November 4, 2013

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Features


Alberta to Stand Up for Livestock Industry in Chicago

Alberta’s Agriculture Minister will meet with American meat-packers to rally support to change U.S mandator Country of Origin Labelling rules. Verlyn Olson will attend the North American Meat Association’s 2013 Outlook Conference in Chicago, IL, Nov. 3-5.

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Challenges Moving Grain

Grain farmers are facing challenges this year moving their grain in a large production year. Charlie Pearson, market analyst with Alberta Agriculture, discusses options for farmers.

 Click here to hear the Call of the Land interview >
 


Bruschetta Chicken Bake

This easy to prepare recipe makes making dinner a snap for busy Moms.

 Click here to see this recipe.  >
 

Webinars

Using Social Media

Many companies and businesses are being drawn to social media. David West, an internet consultant, says there are a number of keys to using social media successfully, and offers webinars on best practices for various social media tools.

 Click here for the Call of the Land interview >
 

Markets


 


Community Supported Agriculture

What does it take be successful with a CSA, or community supported agriculture?  Find out in this Call of the Land interview withTristan Klesick, from Washington state.

 Click here to hear the interview >
 

Food Safety


Building a Culture of Food Safety

November 13 sees a workshop focusing on the benefits that sound food safety practices can bring to a business.

 Click here to read about this event in Agri-News >
 

Crops


Think Barley at this Fall’s Farmer Meetings

Alberta’s barley farmers will be gathering from all across the province this fall to find out how their organization is working for them.

 Click here to read the Agri-News story >
 


Alberta Wheat Commission Regional Meetings

The AWC’s regional meetings are held in the fall every year. Regional meetings are organized by the Directors and Regional Reps to provide  producers with information about the AWC, and to allow  eligible producers  the opportunity to provide their input into  AWC business. Annual regional meetings are also held to conduct elections of Directors and Regional Reps as necessary.

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Alberta Barley, Alberta Wheat Commission Celebrate Collaboration, New Shared Office

Alberta Barley and the Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) are celebrating the opening of their new office, which represents an industry-first for collaboration, as well as maximizing farmers’ check-off dollars.

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Forage

Adding Sainfoin to the Mix for Hay and Pasture Fields

Farmers looking to seed a new hay or pasture field in the near future may want to consider adding sainfoin to the mix.

 

Click here to find out more in this Call of the Land interview with forage specialist Stephanie Kosinski.

Click here to hear Kosinksi discuss potential uses for sainfoin

 

Livestock


32nd Annual Horse Breeders and Owners Conference

The 32nd Annual Horse Breeders and Owners Conference takes place January 10-12, 2014, in Red Deer, Alberta.

 Click here to read about this upcoming event in Agri-news >
 

National Framework, Codes and Assessments Fuel Progress In Farm Animal Care

Major building blocks are in place to advance Canada in managing the rising interest and expectations around farm animal welfare.

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Getting Your Traceability Questions Answered

If you have questions on any aspect of traceability, Traceability in Alberta will be at two big events—FarmFair International and Agri-Trade. Katherine Altman, with Traceability with Alberta Agriculture, explains. .

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Business

Farm Succession Workshops

There will be a Farm Succession Workshop on Wednesday, November 13, 2013, at the Vegreville Ag Society and on Thursday, November 14, 2013, at the Vermilion Ag Society.

 Click here to read about about these events in Agri-News >
 

Upcoming Community Supported Agriculture Workshop

The Building Your CSA: Start-up, Development and Expansion workshop is being offered November 14 in Red Deer. The following day, a couple of the keynote speakers are available for one-on-one coaching. Tristan Klesick is one of those coaches and was a guest on Call of the Land.

 Click here for the Call of the Land interview >
 

Food & Ag Processing

Growing Insights

Growing Insights is a new, innovative online community conversation and learning experience about local food and urban agriculture in Alberta. Over four weeks, Growing Insights will explore the social, economic, planning and technological impacts of local food and urban agriculture in Alberta.

 

Click here for the AgriNews story
Click here to hear a Call of the Land  interview about the course
Click here for an interview about the format of the course

 

Environment

The Alberta Shelterbelt Program

While thee PFRA shut down operations earlier this year, but that doesn’t mean the Alberta Shelterbelt Program also closed its doors. Alyssa DeGray, one of the managers and grower of the Alberta Shelterbelt Program, explains in this Call of the Land interview

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Draft South Saskatchewan Regional Plan

Earlier this fall, the province released the Draft South Saskatchewan Regional Plan—the second of seven regional plans to be released under the provincial Land-Use Framework. Consultations were also announced.

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Carbon Offset System in Alberta

Paul Jungnitsch, carbon offset agrologist with Alberta Agriculture gives an an update on the carbon offset system in Alberta.

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Rural Development


Role of Leaders in 4-H

As 4-H clubs across the province gear up for another year, today we take a look at adult volunteers and the crucial role they play. Find out more in this Call of the Land interview iwth  Leila Hickman, 4-H specialist with Alberta Agriculture.

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Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development at Agri-Trade

Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development will once again have a booth at Agri-Trade November 6-9, 2013, at The Westerner in Red Deer.

 

Click here to read the Agri-News story

Click here to hear a Call of the Land interview  

 

Monday, November 04, 2013

In this issue

Features

Coming Events

Webinars

Markets

Food Safety

Crops

Forage

Livestock

Business

Food & Ag Processing

Environment

Rural Development

Coming Events

Canadian Finals Rodeo
Edmonton, Nov 6 – 10  Details >
 

Working Well Workshops
Mulhurst, Dec 5  Details >
 

Building a Food Safety Culture
Airdrie, Nov 13  Details >
 

Developing a Business Advisory Board
Leduc, Nov 7  Details >
 

Green Industry Show & Conference
Edmonton, Nov 14 & 15  Details >
 

Buck Brannanman Horsemanship & Ranch Roping Clinics
High River, Nov 16 – 18  Details >
 

Advanced Agronomy Conference
Leduc, Nov 19 & 20  Details >
 

Cow Calfenomics 2013 – Tools and Strategies for Better Decisions
Vermilion, Nov 25
Details

Veteran, Nov 26
Details

Olds, Nov 27
Details

Lethbridge, Nov 28
Details

 
 

Canfax Cattle Market Forum
Calgary, November 26 & 27  Details >
 

Farming Smarter Conference & Tradeshow
Lethbridge December 3-4  Details >
 

Canadian Forage & Grassland Association Conference and AGM
Olds, Dec 9 – 11, 2013  Details >
 

32nd Annual Horse Breeders and Owners Conference
Red Deer

January 10-12, 2014  Details >
 

Precision Ag 2.0 Conference
Calgary, Feb 11 & 12, 2014  Details >
 


Created November 5, 2013 | Category: Events

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