July 2019 Events

Strategic Management for Dry Condition and Productive Forage Stands

July 18, 2019 in La Crete, AB

Join us for a workshop and field tour on Strategic Management for Dry Condition and Productive Forage Stands with Grant Lastiwka, Forage Extension Specialist, Livestock and Crop Research Extension, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry. Click here to learn more!

From Seed To Sourdough: Plant Breeding For Low-Input Systems

July 30, 2019 in Edmonton, AB

Hear from breeders, farmers, bakers, and industry about what it takes to breed wheat for organic and low-input production. Learn about the selection process, organic cereal agronomy, and the traits farmers, buyers, and bakers are looking for. The day will feature new research from the University of Manitoba Participatory Plant Breeding program. We will also tour research plots of new organically-bred wheat varieties and farmer-bred wheat lines from the Participatory Plant Breeding Program. Click here to learn more!

August 2019 Events

Organic Field Tour At Leffers Brothers Ltd. With Agriculture And Agri-Food Canada

August 7, 2019 in Coaldale, AB

Leffers Brothers Ltd. is an organic farm producing carrot, pinto bean, winter wheat, and alfalfa, north of Coaldale, AB. Join Howard & Cornelius Leffers, and Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) researchers Haley Catton, Charles Geddes, Newton Lupwayi, Tom Forge & Frank Larney for a field tour which includes: cover crops, organic carrot production, wireworm and root-lesion nematode issues, soil health, weed dynamics and more! Click here to learn more!

Young Agrarians Farm Tour & Potluck Social

August 9, 2019 in Alcomdale, AB

This farm tour is one you most certainly won’t want to miss! We’ll be visiting three farms that highlight the incredible diversity of producers in Central Alberta, including a haskap orchard, a rotational-grazing ranch and more. During a walk around of each farm, the farmers will talk about about how they started up, how their operation is unique, their future plans for the operation, and share advice to people wanting to enter the industry. We’ll wrap up the day with a social potluck. All food-lovers and agrarians – new,  experienced and everything in between – are welcome to join! Click here to learn more!

Young Agrarians 1st Generation Farmer Conference

August 10, 2019 in Morinville, AB

Are you a 1st generation farmer looking to connect with a strong community of friends and mentors? Do you want to make your farm business more resilient by improving your financial plan and communication strategies? Are you an urbanite itching to get your boots on land but don’t know where to start? Join us at the 1st Generation Farmer Conference to get relevant, ready-to-apply farm knowledge from a fantastic line-up of speakers and to meet other passionate farmers in Alberta! Click here to learn more!