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AYSA competitors speaking from the heart — and home

Reading Time: < 1 minute Youth from across the province will once again be speaking up — virtually — about agriculture this summer.  For the second year in a row, the Alberta Young Speakers for Agriculture (AYSA) competition will see competitors present their speeches virtually from their homes on July 14. Last year’s virtual event was a success and also […] Read more

Farms can still sign up for Alberta Open Farm Days

Farms can still sign up for Alberta Open Farm Days

Registration deadline is May 31

Reading Time: < 1 minute Hopefully, visitors won’t have to stay “two llamas apart” when Alberta Open Farm Days rolls around in August. The nine-year-old event stayed calm and carried on last summer, with 77 host farms (and two dozen culinary events) welcoming socially distanced visitors. That was only about half the usual number, and activities that put people in […] Read more


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On-farm cybersecurity campaign gets backing

Glacier FarmMedia to link up with federally-funded project

A campaign to assess, reinforce and promote cybersecurity across Canada’s ag sector — partly through this website and its sister publications and events — has been tapped to receive multi-year federal funding. Public Safety Minister Bill Blair on March 25 announced over $500,000 over four years through the federal Cyber Security Co-operation Program for the […] Read more

AFSC closing five one-person offices

Reading Time: < 1 minute Agriculture Financial Services Corporation is closing five one-person offices and amalgamating them with larger neighbouring offices. “These one-employee offices provided limited services to a small numbers of clients,” AFSC said in a release. The five offices to be closed are in High Prairie, High River, Rimbey, Smoky Lake and Spirit River. “These are very difficult […] Read more





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Ag publishing house Issues Ink sold

Farms.com buys Winnipeg media company

Online ag information company Farms.com has taken another step into Canadian print media by buying ag publishing and consulting company Issues Ink. Winnipeg-based Issues Ink publishes Germination, Spud Smart, the Alberta Seed Guide, European Seed and Seed World. Its Seed World Group division also includes Seed World Create, a consulting unit providing marketing and communications […] Read more