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Agri-News – This Week in Agriculture – April 14, 2014

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Features


Blue Book Now Available as Free Download

Crop Protection 2014, or the “blue book” as it is more commonly known, is now available as a free downloadable .pdf.

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Managing Prosperity on the Beef Farm

An Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development (ARD) specialist says now that the cow-calf business seems to be on the upswing, producers should be looking at where to invest their positive margins.

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Agri-Food Export Catalogue

Agri-Food Products and Services Export Catalogue profiles the Alberta products available for export. Companies are invited to continue submitting applications for the online catalogue (or any reprints) by completing an application form and supplying a product photo and company logo.

 Click here to see the catalogue > 
 

 


Aubergine, Bean and Lamb Casserole

This mouthwatering recipe from Alberta Lamb is perfect for a party of four! 

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Markets


 

 


Feed Markets Update

Alberta Agriculture market analyst Charlie Pearson discusses feed grains markets, both domestic and international.

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Food Safety

New Food Safety Website

The Food Safety and Animal Welfare division of Alberta Agriculture has recently launched a new website. Food safety specialist Ileana Costiuc discusses the new website and the information available there.

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Farm Safety

The Young Farm Worker Safety Training Day

The Young Farm Worker Safety Training Day is coming up in Olds later this month. Henry Czarnota, green certificate coordinator for central Alberta, explains what’s happening on that day and how high school students can earn credits.

 Hear the Call of the Land interview > 
 

 

Pest Corner

Wireworm Control

As damage to field crops is poised to escalate, producers can play a proactive role in finding a wireworm control solution for their area by submitting samples to Canada’s wireworm research team

 Hear the Call of the Land interview with Neil Whatley > 
 

 

Export Markets

Alberta Agriculture to Participate in South Korean Trade Mission

Alberta Agriculture will be participating in Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz’s trade mission to South Korea this month.

 

 

 

Crops

Cereal Staging Guide

There is a new resource available to help growers and agronomists with staging, which is the crucial task of applying certain products at the correct time.

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Livestock


Wintering Site Assessment and Design Tool

The Wintering Site Assessment and Design Tool assists producers in identify the environmental risks associated with their in-field wintering sites. This tool evaluates five main wintering site factors: site characteristics, feeding strategies, bedding and shelter management, water source management and post-wintering site management.

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Business

Running a Firewood Business

Jeff Renton, project manager with the Agroforestry & Woodlot Extension Society, looks at the ins and outs of running a firewood business.

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AAEA Visions 2014 Conference

The Alberta Agricultural Economics Association (AEHA) is holding Visions 2014 May 1-2, 2014, at the iHotel 67th Street in Red Deer.

 

 

 

Fixed Long-term Mortgage Versus Variable Rate

A question that always comes up during mortgage loan term negotiations is whether to lock into a fixed long-term mortgage or stay in a variable rate. Alberta Agriculture financial specialist Rick Dehod discusses the pros and cons in this Call of the Land interview

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Canadian Foodgrains Bank Fundraising Auction

The 13th annual fundraising auction for the Canadian Foodgrains Bank takes place on April 22, 2014, at Vold, Jones and Vold in Ponoka.

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Rural Development

Advancing Women – Life Skills for Leadership Conference for Women in Agriculture

The Advancing Women – Life Skills for Leadership Conference for Women in Agriculture takes place April 28 -29, 2014, at the Deerfoot Inn & Casino in Calgary.

 Click here to get the details in Agri-News > 
 

 


Agriculture and Food Council’s New Services

This month, the Agriculture and Food Council (AFC) officially began offering services.

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Classroom Agriculture Program Calls For Volunteers

The Classroom Agriculture Program (CAP) is looking for volunteers from now until June to deliver in-class presentations to Calgary and area grade four students.

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Jobs In Agriculture

Program Manager, Food Science & Technology Centre

Brooks – Located at the Crop Diversification Centre South in Brooks, Alberta, the Food Science & Technology Centre requires an experienced Food Scientist to manage and facilitate applied research, product and process development and technology transfer programs. The Program Manager is responsible for a team of scientists and technologists that conducts and supports applied research, and develops new value-added agri-food products and new processing methods for clients. This competition (Job ID # 1022941) closes April 17, 2014.

  Click here and type ‘agriculture’ in the Keywords space provided in the Basic Job Search box.  > 
 

 

Rangeland Agrologist (7 Positions)

Reporting to the Approvals Manager and working as part of a team of Agrologists, you will be responsible for assisting in the delivery of the Rangeland Management Program. You will provide collaborative extension services and deliver the range and riparian management services to grazing disposition holders, the public, and other clients. As well as conducting field evaluations to monitor range health, grazing management and riparian health, you will assess grazing dispositions to ensure compliance with disposition conditions and legislation.This competition (Job ID #1023032 ) closes April 22, 2014.

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Producer Services Administrator – Egg Farmers of Alberta

Full time Producer Services Administrator required for small, dynamic agricultural organization located near the Calgary airport. Strong communication, organization and administrative skills required. Advanced abilities in MS office are essential, with experience with Microsoft Dynamics CRM an asset

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Research & Technology


Coner Arm Centre Pivot Irrigation Systems Reduce Energy Consumption

A recent study at the Agricultural Technology Centre concludes that producers with corner arm centre pivot irrigation systems can reduce their energy consumption by 30 to 40 per cent if a variable frequency drive (VFD) is added to the motor used to power the water pump.

 

 

 

Twitter and its Relevance

As social media grows in popularity, so does confusion around the multitude of platforms and how best to manage them. One of those is Twitter, which Dustin Morton, commercial horticulture specialist with Alberta Agriculture, says is one of the most relevant to agricultural producers.

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Monday, April 14, 2014

In this issue

Features

Coming Events

Markets

Food Safety

Farm Safety

Pest Corner

Export Markets

Crops

Livestock

Business

Rural Development

Jobs In Agriculture

Research & Technology

Coming Events

Trees, Insects & Diseases Workshop
Athabasca, April 15  Details > 
 

Water Well Workshops
Whitecourt, April 15

Hay Lakes, April 22

Valleyview, May 7

Balmoral, May 13 
 

Getting Into Farmers’ Markets
Leduc, April 16

Millarville, April 30 
 

Vulnerable Populations: Creating Rural Connections 2014
Calgary, April 25  Details > 
 

Advancing Women – Life Skills for Leadership Conference for Women in Agriculture
Calgary, April 28 & 29  Details >
 

Alternative Power Workshop
Athabasca, April 29  Details > 
 

Young Farm Worker Safety Day 
Olds, April 29  Details > 
 

Land Use 2014
Edmonton, May 7 & 8  Details > 
 

Workforce Development: Creating Rural Connections 2014
Grande Prairie, May 9  Details >
 

Municipal Sustainability: Creating Rural Connections 2014
Edmonton, May 26  Details > 
 

FutureFare 2014
Edmonton, June 16 & 17 Details > 
 

The Genomics of Profitability: Implications for Quality, Feed, Forage & Sustainability
Edmonton, August 12 – 14 Details > 
 

Roy Berg Kinsella Ranch Field Day
Kinsella, August 13  Details > 
 


Created April 15, 2014 | Category: Agronomy

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