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Still time to apply for a 4-H scholarship award

Application deadline is Oct. 31

Two young Albertans are among the dozen recipients of the 2018 TD 4-H Agriculture Scholarships. The $2,500 scholarships allow 4-H members to pursue post-secondary studies in the field of agriculture, agricultural science, or agricultural business. The two Alberta recipients are Emmett Sawyer and Leah Trenson. 4-H Canada has a number of scholarships, ranging from $500 […] Read more


New Dutch ‘theme park’ aims to connect consumers with their food

The World Food Center will connect the entire value chain to share in the experience of food

There’s a spark of life at an abandoned military base in the heart of the Netherlands’ Food Valley. You see it everywhere you look — in the students living in the dorms and working on the grounds; in the sports hall-turned-dining centre; in the modern offices now housed in the main building. But it’s only […] Read more



Tax relief offered to livestock producers short on feed

If you’re forced to sell breeding stock but planning to restock, you can defer taxes for a year

Twenty-one counties and municipal districts in Alberta are on the “initial list” of regions where livestock producers can defer taxes because of feed shortfalls. The federal government’s Livestock Tax Deferral Provision program allows producers to defer a portion of their 2018 sale proceeds of breeding livestock until 2019 to help replenish the herd. The cost […] Read more


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Win a $2,500 grant for a group in your community

There’s still time to win a $2,500 grant for a charity or non-profit in your community. Canada’s Farmers Grow Communities will hand out 66 grants in November, two in each of the country’s 33 grain-growing regions — nine of which are in Alberta. Winners will be drawn randomly from all applications received by Sept. 30. […] Read more



Funding offered for ‘mental health first aid’ courses in farm communities

Course teaches people how to help those suffering from depression and anxiety or contemplating suicide

A new foundation focused on promoting mental wellness for farmers is offering funding for communities willing to put on ‘mental health first aid’ workshops. The two-day course offers training on how to help “a person having a panic attack, support someone who lives with depression and anxiety, and intervene when signs of suicidal ideation are […] Read more




Canada’s short line equipment makers on the cutting edge

These smaller manufacturers exported $1.8 billion of equipment and implements last year

If you’re frustrated that the big names in equipment manufacturing aren’t rolling out autonomous systems quickly enough, you may want to look a little closer to home. “With the clock ticking on when we’ll see autonomous farming become a commercial reality, my hope is that we’ll see Canadian manufacturers lead the way there,” said Leah […] Read more


Here’s how to take control of the soil sampling process

Much can go wrong when soil sampling — here are the key things to keep in mind when getting the dirt on nutrients levels

Soil testing has long been a recommended practice before applying nutrients, and variable-rate fertilizing has made it more essential than ever. But the difficulty with soil testing is that so much can go wrong. Everything from how a sample is handled to the choice of a lab can impact results and recommendations. However, producers have […] Read more







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