Holistic Management Canada tour: Passing the farm to the next generation

Tamara Ranch — Rd. 372, Red Deer, Alta.

“Transitioning to the next generation is a big challenge for many farmers and ranchers or other types of family businesses. The Towers family have taken an innovative approach by including non-family. Yet, the principles are the same for setting a common value based vision, building commitment, enhancing communication and developing a plan. Kelly Sidoryk will […] Read More

“Making the Grade” grain grading workshop

Olds College — 4500-50th St., Olds, Alta.

Alberta grain and oilseed commissions are organizing a one-day workshop in late July to help grain and oilseed producers better understand the commodity grading system, and produce crops that command higher value. Called “Making the Grade,” the July 28 workshop at Olds College will include hands-on sessions from experienced industry speakers on barley, wheat and […] Read More

Farming Smarter field schools

Farming Smarter R+D site — 211034 Hwy. 512, Lethbridge, Alta.

Theme: “Crop care revival.” A one-day event (8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.) repeated three days in a row. “Modules include Dr. Jan Slaski talking about hemp agronomy; Dr. Ralph Lange, Dr. Syama Chatterton and Ken Coles talking about hail; Dr. Brian Beres and Phil Bernardin talking about plant growth regulators; and Dr. Bob Quinn and […] Read More

Agricultural Institute of Canada national policy conference

Ottawa Marriott Hotel — 100 Kent St., Ottawa

Theme: “Leading Innovation and Sustainability.” “This conference is bringing together scientists, businesses, producers and government officials to create a modern agricultural research policy for the 21st century. Canada can be a world leader in agricultural research. As the fifth largest exporter of agriculture and agri-food, this is our opportunity to lead the way.” For more […] Read More

AAFC Beekeepers’ Field Day

AAFC Beaverlodge Research Farm — , Beaverlodge, Alta.

“Learn about the current trends in beekeeping and the vital role bees play in agriculture as scientists, apiarists and industry specialists gather to share research highlights from the past year. Experts will be on hand to speak on the latest industry buzz, field questions and provide advice to bee enthusiasts. Guest speaker Dr. Michelle Flenniken (of) Montana […] Read More

Green Industry Show and Conference

BMO Centre at Stampede Park — 20 Roundup Way SE, Calgary

“Two of Alberta’s largest ‘green industry’ organizations, the Alberta Greenhouse Growers Association and Landscape Alberta, have joined to bring a comprehensive range of first-class speakers to this conference… Alberta’s premier trade show for the landscape, greenhouse, nursery, garden centre, turf and tree care industry… (and) currently the largest horticultural trade show on the Canadian Prairies.” […] Read More

Canadian Forage and Grassland Association conference and AGM

Sheraton Cavalier — 612 Spadina Cres. E., Saskatoon

Theme: “Canadian Forage in the International Year of Soils – Capture the Intensity!” The sixth annual CFGA conference “will highlight the profitability of intensive forage production systems and the potential of forages to provide ecosystem goods and services for all Canadians.” For more info visit the CFGA’s events page.  

UCVM Beef Cattle Conference 2015

Deerfoot Inn and Casino — No. 1000, 11500-35th St. SE, Calgary

Theme: “Pushing the frontiers of beef cattle health.” Includes pre-conference workshops on June 17 at Clinical Skills Building, University of Calgary Spyhill Campus. “This three-day event will address important current beef industry issues. Topics to be presented this year include prudent drug use; applied animal welfare; (and) hot topics in cattle health.” For more info […] Read More

Ag in Motion: Western Canada’s Outdoor Farm Expo

15 minutes northwest of Saskatoon — Hwy. 16, Langham, Sask.

“Farmers and agribusinesses in Western Canada now have the opportunity to see the latest agricultural technology in action at Ag In Motion, Western Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show. Situated on 320 acres 15 minutes northwest of Saskatoon, Ag in Motion features live demonstrations of field equipment, crops and services.” For more info visit the event website.