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Agri-News – This Week in Agriculture: January 26 – January 30, 2015

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Ropin' The Web

Features


Growing Hemp in Alberta

An Alberta Agriculture crop specialist says there are opportunities for growing hemp in the province, particularly organic hemp.

  • Click here for the Call of the Land interview with Harry Brook
  • Click here for the Agri-News article


Insect Forecasting Maps Online

Four new insect maps have just been posted to Alberta Agriculture’s website. Caitlynn Reesor caught up with Scott Meers, insect management specialist with Alberta Agriculture, at Agronomy Update in Lethbridge.

  Click here for the Call of the Land interview >


Brie & Cranberry Stuffed Pork Loin

This roast is a real showpiece and carves beautifully to reveal the gorgeous cranberry-speckled and melting brie stuffing.

  Click here for this recipe >

Markets

Webinars


Exporting to Central America Webinar Series

Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development is holding an Exporting to Central America Webinar Series designed for Alberta value-added agri-food exporters interested in exploring opportunities in Panama, Costa Rica, Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala. The first takes place January 27 at 10 a.m. MST.

  Click here for the Agri-News story >

Crops


Commercial Vegetable Production on the Prairies Manual

If you’re planning for the upcoming growing season, the Commercial Vegetable Production on the Prairies Manual is chalk full of useful information to help producers navigate their way to success. Rob Spencer, commercial horticulture specialist highlighted some of the topics covered in it.

  Click here for the Call of the Land interview >

Livestock


BodyConditionScoring.ca

The Beef Cattle Research Council has recently launched a new website that features an interactive tool that shows the importance of monitoring the nutrition of beef cows and the role body conditioning plays in overall productivity and profit.

  Click here for the Call of the Land story >

Business


Farm Manager Website

Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development’s Todd Bergen-Henengouwen says the department’s farm manager website has a number of tools that can be used by producers and processors to help them make the best possible management decisions.

  • Click here for the Agri-News article
  • Click here for part one of the Call of the Land interview
  • Click here for part two of the Call of the Land interview


Lethbridge Agriculture Job Fair

Thursday, February 26, 2015, sees an agriculture job fair in Lethbridge.

  • Click here for the Call of the Land interview
  • Click here to read the Agri-News story

Keeping an Eye on Your Cash Flow

Cash is the lifeblood of a business, but with so much emphasis usually put on profitability, this can be easily overlooked. However, poor cash flow management can drive a growing and/or profitable company completely out of business

  Click here for the Agri-News article >

Food & Ag Processing


Getting Into Local Restaurants

Getting Into Local Restaurants takes place February 9, 2015, at the Agri-Food Business Centre, 6547 Sparrow Drive, in Leduc.

  Click here for the Agri-News article >

Environment


Working Well Workshops

Private water well owners in Alberta are responsible for managing and maintaining their water wells. Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development’s Working Well program offers province-wide, hands-on workshops for well owners to learn the basics of groundwater, well construction, common well problems, contamination risks, importance of well reclamation and best management practices.

  Click here for the Agri-News brief >

Rural Development


Alberta Association of Agricultural Societies

“The Alberta Association of Agricultural Societies (AAAS) is a not-for-profit organization that is supported by volunteers and has a board of ten directors from across the province,” said Tim Carson, chief executive officer, AAAS, Edmonton. “Our association represents and advocates on behalf of the 293 agricultural societies across Alberta.”

  Click here for the Agri-News article >

Research & Technology


New Research Papers Now Available

Foragebeef.ca has added some new research papers to its collection.

  Click here for the Agri-News story >

Sensory Evaluation Program

Did you know that Alberta Agriculture has a program which aims to enhance Alberta’s value-added food industry by using sensory evaluation services? In these Call of the Land interviews, Nicole Gaudette, a senior sensory scientist with Alberta Agriculture, explains


Antimicrobial Stewardship

What is antimicrobial stewardship and why is it important? To answer those questions, Caitlynn Reesor spoke with Tim McAllister, principal research scientist with Agriculture Canada in Lethbridge.

  Click here for the Call of the Land interview >

General


FCC Contributes $130,000 to 4-H Clubs

The Farm Credit Canada (FCC) 4-H Club Fund is providing $130,000 to 263 4-H clubs across Canada to support various local events and activities. In Alberta, 57 4-H clubs received a combined total of $27,750.

  Click here to read the Agri-News story >

Alberta Farm Fresh School 2015

The Alberta Farm Fresh School 2015 takes place on February 26-27, 2015, at the Pomeroy Inn and Suites on the Olds College campus in Olds.

  Click here for the Agri-News article >


Managing Information for Profit in Your Cow Herd

The Managing Information for Profit in Your Cow Herd workshop aims to help train cow/calf producers and students to manage and analyze herd information so that they can make informed business decisions to increase profitability in their cow herds.

  Click here for the Agri-News brief >


Alberta Agriculture at FarmTech

Alberta Agriculture will have a presence at this year’s FarmTech event in Edmonton thisweek. Harry Brook, crop specialist at the Ag-Info Centre, says there will be a host of experts on hand to discuss programs available to producers as well as answer general questions.

  Click here for the Call of the Land interview >

Monday, January 26, 2015

In this issue

Features

Coming Events

Markets

Webinars

Crops

Livestock

Business

Food & Ag Processing

Environment

Rural Development

Research & Technology

General

Coming Events

Working Well Workshops
Various locations, January-March 2015  Details >
On-Farm Retail Tour
Leduc/Pigeon Lake, January 27 Details >
FarmTech
Edmonton, January 27-29. Details >
Hydroponics Food Production Workshop
Edmonton, January 28. Details >
Pacific Agriculture Show
January 29-31, Abbotsford, B.C. Details >
Wintering Watering Systems Tour
Silver Valley, January 31. Details >
Organic Master Gardener Program
Stony Plan. Begins February 4. Details >
Beef Winter Management Field Day
Green Court, February 5. Details >
Canadian Association of Farm Advisors Meeting
Red Deer, February 5  Details >
HedgingEdge Commodity Marketing Course
Nisku, February 10.  Details >
Managing Information for Profit in Your Cow Herd
Various locations, February 10-13  Details >
HedgingEdge Commodity Marketing Course
Lethbridge, February 11. Details >
Beavers in our Landscape
Leduc County, February 11 Click Here >
Beavers in our Landscape
County of Wetaskiwin, February 12  Click Here >
Alberta Verified Beef Producion Training Workshop
Leduc County, February 17 Click Here >
Getting Into Farm Direct Marketing
Airdrie, February 18.  Details >
canoLAB 2015
Olds, February 18-20.  Details >
Solar Wind Energy for Farmers
Breton, February 19  Click Here >
SARDA AGM
Falher, February 24  Details >
Alberta Farm Fresh School 2015
Olds, February 26-27  Details >
Sowing Success: Farming for People, Planet, and Profit Conference
Beaumont, February 27-28. Details >
Northlands Farm and Ranch Show
Edmonton, March 26-28 Details >


Created January 28, 2015 | Category: Agronomy

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