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Got some new cuties on your farm?

Agriculture for Life is running a #FarmBabies18 photo contest as a “fun way to welcome spring on the farm and celebrate the countless hours of work that farmers and farm families spend caring for their new arrivals.” “Many people don’t understand the dedication and care that goes into raising livestock, so by sharing these photos and […] Read more

Symposium aims to educate educators about ag

Event scheduled for Nov. 24 aims to be annual affair

Ag for Life is hosting a teachers’ symposium in a bid to bridge “the gap between the agriculture sector and classroom curriculum.” “Most families are three to five generations removed from the farm today and that disconnect leads to a misunderstanding about how food is raised,” said Luree Williamson, CEO of the Alberta non-profit, which […] Read more

McCain grant supports ag education program

The McCain Foundation has donated $10,000 to support an agriculture education tool kit developed by Ag for Life. The tool kit was created for use in schools, and includes information such as provincial statistics, facts and F&Qs, agricultural terminology, learning activities, and key contacts (such as producer groups and agriculture educational programs) that are available […] Read more

Rendering of the proposed Rural and Farm Safety Mobile Unit.

New mobile unit will take farm safety education on the road

Thanks to a $650,000 donation from Agrium, Agriculture for Life is undertaking its largest safety initiative — the Rural and Farm Safety Mobile Unit. The unit is a trailer with educational displays, and will be taken to rural schools, communities, fairs, and other events around North America to educate, encourage and promote farm safety to […] Read more

Rural Alberta students promote ag in Calgary

Acme high school students became teachers for a day

Two high school students from Acme — Monique Uittenbogerd and Maria Penner — recently became teachers for the day, educating over 100 Little Green Thumbs elementary students in Calgary about life on the farm. The Little Green Thumbs program is part of Ag for Life’s educational outreach efforts and informs 5,000 students across Alberta about […] Read more

Williamson new CEO of Ag for Life

Luree Williamson is replacing David Sprague as CEO of Ag for Life, who is retiring at the end of the month. Since joining Ag for Life in 2011, Sprague’s accomplishments include the launch of Ag for Life and the investment of over $3 million in agricultural education and rural and farm safety programming reaching close […] Read more

Harvest Gala tickets on sale

Tickets for Agriculture for Life’s third annual Harvest Gala fundraiser on Nov. 8 are now on sale. The event, held at the BMO Centre in Calgary, raises funds for educational programming on rural and farm safety, and to promote understanding and appreciation of the impact agriculture has on Albertan’s lives. “With more and more people […] Read more