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March 2019

March 14 @ 8:30 am
Digging Deep into Regen Ag

March 14 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Course outline (pdf) Redesigning towards Agroecology   

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June 2019

June 6 @ 8:00 am
Lethbridge Plot Hop

June 6 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Farming Smarter, 211034 Hwy 512
Lethbridge County, AB T1J 5N9 Canada

Early season in the plots with southern Alberta researchers Confirmed Speakers   AAFC Dr. Carcamo Senior Research Scientist  Héctor Cárcamo Ph.D, a Senior Research Scientist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada at Lethbridge Research and Development Centre. Hector researches management strategies for insect pests of field crops, including canola, cereals, forages, and pulses. He uses strategies such as validation of economic thresholds, and development and integration of biological and cultural control approaches with chemical control to improve the sustainability of crop…

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June 26 @ 6:30 am
Ride Along to CanolaPALOOZA

June 26 @ 6:30 am - 8:00 pm

Farming Smarter invites you to pile on with peers and we’ll nip up to CanolaPALOOZA Your registration to Ride Along includes CanolaPALOOZA registration Bus leaves at 6:30 am SHARP! Register before June 24 deadline! To coordinate this trip, we will need to know exactly how many people plan to ride along. Please register and try to give us the exact number of people who are definitely coming. We will rent transportation to accommodate participants. 

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June 27 @ 9:00 am
Cypress Field School

June 27 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Cypress Field Site, Range Rd 50
Cypress County, Alberta T0J 2P0 Canada
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Agenda Andy Kirschenman & Rob Dunn, FarmWise Inc. The Kirschenman family farms in the Hilda area near the Alberta/Saskatchewan border. The farm uses no till, disc drills, stripper headers and continuous cropping with a diverse species rotation. Andy began experimenting with intercropping in 2008. He started with peas and canola, then tried flax and durum, peas and mustard, and flax and kabuli chickpeas. He tried companion cropping sweet clover with Clearfield canola. Andy has a goal to have a living root for…

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July 2019

July 10 @ 8:30 am
Alberta Combine College

July 10 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Enmax Centre, 2510 Scenic Dr S
Lethbridge, AB T1K 1N2 Canada
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Alberta Canola and the Canola Council of Canada bring you the 2019 Alberta Combine College at the ENMAX Centre in Lethbridge. Combine College will feature presentations about managing harvest and measuring losses. It will include an update on market access from the Canola Council of Canada. Small group sessions will have hands-on combine optimization sessions and coaching sessions will help get you ready for harvest. At the end of the day, attendees will stay for a ‘mix and mingle’ where…

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July 11 @ 8:00 am
Farming Smarter Field School

July 11 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Farming Smarter, 211034 Hwy 512
Lethbridge County, AB T1J 5N9 Canada
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Make sure you register early! Field School is July 11 ONLY! This is a change and we anticipate it may sell out. Confirmed Speakers  Ken Coles & Dwayne Kirchner, Kirchner Machines  Topic:Precision planter equipment  Ken Coles, General Manager Farming Smarter Topic: precision agronomy Ted Haney, Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance  Topic: CBD & Hemp Ted represents the Canadian hemp industry in the domestic and international markets. He is dedicated to open and participatory democratic institutions and takes a candid and forthright…

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July 25 @ 8:00 am
Lethbridge Plot Hop

July 25 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Farming Smarter, 211034 Hwy 512
Lethbridge County, AB T1J 5N9 Canada
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Keep checking! The agenda is now final! Waiting on CEU credits Participants listen to Reem Aboukhaddour, June 2018. Confirmed Speakers Dr. Claudia Sheedy AAFC lead in biobed pesticide rinsate project at Farming Smarter Will Van Roessel & Ryan Mercer  Seed Production—From A to Z Will and Ryan are independent seed growers and members of SeedNet that came together in 2010 and has growers with experience spanning 15-50 years. This long-held knowledge of growing, processing and selling seed drives its success.…

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July 30 @ 8:00 am
SEAWA Annual Tour

July 30 @ 8:00 am

The tour begins 8 am at Connaught Pond, Primrose Drive It continues 10 am at Saratoga Park Trail, (access through Factory St.) Learn about the importance of riparian areas, native shrubs and trees, invasive trees and their control, cottonwood propagation, and other subjects. Please register by July 25 by phone: 403-580-8980, or email 

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August 2019

August 12 @ 1:00 pm
Speak Up! Communication Workshop

August 12 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Farming Smarter Research site - 211034 Hwy 512, Lethbridge County   This interactive workshop is designed to help you find the right words to use when difficult or inaccurate claims are raised. What you'll learn: How to tell compelling stories that keep listeners interested and engaged The do's and don'ts of tough topics Successful ways to have a positive and meaningful conversation about food and farming

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August 17 @ 10:30 am
Open Farm Day

August 17 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm

Learning disguised as family fun!  Adults and children will have so much fun they won't realize they're learning something! Farming Smarter Research site - 211034 Hwy 512, Lethbridge County. We closed RSVP for the wagon rides at 8 am, but there is still room on the afternoon wagon. Come on over - the sun will be shinning by then! Look for our pin on Google and Iphone maps. The activity tent tends to be popular and kids can make things…

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