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Farmers urged to ‘channel their flannel’

Contest open until Nov. 30

Reading Time: < 1 minute Agriculture for Life is launching a ‘Farmers in Flannel’ photo contest to celebrate farmers and a successful harvest. “When the leaves start to fall and the temperatures start to drop below zero, there’s no article of clothing that’s as omnipresent as the flannel shirt,” said Ag for Life. Alberta producers are being urged to “channel […] Read more

Garden program helps kids discover their green thumb

Reading Time: < 1 minute Agriculture for Life has partnered with the Calgary Horticultural Society to offer the Juniors Garden Club. The initiative aims to encourage kids to explore, learn new skills and build confidence by growing their own food. The program, which began May 27 and runs for 14 weeks, has weekly emails with instructions on how to plant, […] Read more

Farm safety program for youth receives funding

Reading Time: < 1 minute A $10,000 grant from Corteva Agriscience will support the development and delivery of Ag for Life’s Safety on the Farm for Youth module. The interactive online course can be used in the classroom to teach students how to build a personalized farm safety plan while learning safety tactics. The plan will be available in both […] Read more

Got a new cutie on the farm?

Reading Time: < 1 minute The fourth edition of Agriculture for Life’s #FarmBabies photo contest is now open. “Our #FarmBabies19 contest is 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,” said Luree Williamson, CEO Ag for Life. “Many people don’t understand […] Read more

Ag for Life seeks youth council members

Application deadline Sept. 17

Reading Time: < 1 minute Agriculture for Life is seeking Alberta youth aged 16 to 21 to join its agriculture youth council. The council will pilot Ag for Life programs and resources, and provide insight and ideas on types of programs and ag-related topics for youth. The council will have eight to 12 members and is open to both urban […] Read more

Want the Rural Safety Unit to visit your community?

Reading Time: < 1 minute Agriculture for Life has launched an all-new Rural Safety Unit, which will travel to schools, communities, fairs, festivals and other events to educate, encourage, and promote rural and farm safety. The unit has seven interactive stations dealing with hazard identification, large animals, large equipment, utilities, risk assessment, chemicals, and protective equipment. It will operate from […] Read more

Got some new cuties on your farm?

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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

The website offers people more information on crops and livestock they see in Alberta farm country.

‘What’s in the field?’ program adds new component

Reading Time: < 1 minute Agriculture for Life is enhancing its ‘What’s in the field?’ program to give consumers more information on what they see when driving by fields and pastures. The program, which is entering its third year, provides signs (at no cost to producers) that identify the crop being grown in a field or the breed of livestock […] Read more

Symposium aims to educate educators about ag

Event scheduled for Nov. 24 aims to be annual affair

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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