Are you interested in agriculture? Perhaps an aspiring farmer? This information session is for you.
Explore Local, and Alberta Agriculture & Forestry initiative, presents a workshop on getting into farming.
Join us on October 18 to learn about agriculture, business planning, personal assessment, land, and important educational resources.
Sunworks Farms is having their annual farm day this year on Monday September 5, 2016 from 1 pm to 5 pm.
Head out to see their free range, certified organic, and certified humanely raised livestock. The Hamilton's raises chickens, layers, turkeys, geese and beef cattle. There will also be a showing of their new on-farm meat processing plant.
There will be a free meal and music by Myra Marshall. With over 600 guests expected, it's a great opportunity to meet and socialize with people that have the same values and interests.
DATE: September 5, 2016
TIME: 1 pm to 5 pm
LOCATION: Sunworks Farms, Armena, AB
Alberta Agriculture & Forestry and the Central Alberta Hay Center present a free field day on August 17, 2016 at 9AM, for high legume pastures and forage demonstrations.
The morning will have presentations from Leon Specht and Murray Abel, and demonstrations of a new Sainfoin pasture blend. The afternoon will have equipment demonstrations and haylage presentations.
Agri-tourism and farm direct operators are invited to join Explore Local for this one-day tour that will visit 3 different farms. Tour stop operators will share their real-world experiences. The day will finish off with a farm-to-table dinner.
Farms on the tour include:
- Seeds to Greens
- Country Lane Farms
- Rocking R Guest Ranch
The demonstration dinner features Chef Judy Wood of Meez Cuisine & Catering.
Learn from an experienced agri-tourism coach who will provide insights throughout the day.
Discover techniques from the Open Farm Days Coaching program.
Enjoy opportunities for peer-to-peer networking with other producers.
Alberta Open Farm Days is a province-wide open house. It's about farmers and ranchers inviting their urban and rural neighbours to stop in for a visit to share stories, see demonstrations, and learn more about the farmers who grow their food.
As well, some of Alberta's most talented chefs and rural communities will be hosting a memorable series of farm to table culinary events that will be held around the province on August 20, using Alberta farm products.
Farms across the province will open their gates on August 20-21, 2016. Admission is free. Join us and explore Alberta this summer.
For more information, visit albertafarmdays.com.
Mackenzie County, AB
Mackenzie Applied Research Association, Hemp Genetics & Organic Alberta are hosting an:
Agriculture Field Tour on Tuesday July 5th, 2016
Featuring stops to see hemp, faba bean, organic oat, and cover crops. Includes information on hemp varieties, soil fertility, nutrient management, grain quality and more.
Free event - BBQ lunch included
8:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Registration begins at 8:00 AM at the Blue Hills Motel
Contact MARA to register: 780-927-3776 or Organic Alberta: 587-521-2400