GFM Network News



Learn how to get more for your grain

Making the Grade, which will be held at Olds College on Dec. 18, will see participants divided into groups and rotate through four sessions: Scott Kippen of the Canadian Grain Commission will cover wheat grading (including falling number, DON, and storage); Kevin Sich from Rahr Malting will highlight issues such as chitting and kernel plumpness […] Read more





Lots of expert advice on offer

First events take place on Nov. 14 in Lacombe and Vermilion

This year’s Alberta Canola’s Powering Your Profits events feature experts in marketing (Greg Kostal, Mike Jubinville, Dave Gallant, Janelle Whitley, Brian Voth); agronomy (Ian Epp, Murray Hartman, Dan Orchard, Bruce Gossen, Neil Harker, Breanne Tidemann, Tom Wolf, Brittany Hennig, Clint Jurke, Scott Meers, Gregory Sekulic); management (Merle Good); taxes (Rob Strilchuk, Colin Miller & Ebony […] Read more

How will federal tax changes affect you?

Alberta’s canola, wheat, barley, and pulse commissions are hosting a free breakfast at Agri-Trade on Nov. 9. at the Sheraton Hotel. Also on the menu will be a presentation on the federal Liberals’ proposed tax changes and the potential impact on farmers by Dean Gallimore, a retired partner from KPMG LLP in Lethbridge. Gallimore spent […] Read more


Alberta Canola seeking four directors

Alberta Canola Producers Commission is seeking growers to serve as directors in four of its 12 regions. Directors are needed in Regions 2, 5, 8, and 11, and those elected or acclaimed will serve three-year terms. The board meets quarterly and is guided in its decision-making by five committees — governance and finance; government and […] Read more

John Mayko new ACPC region 4 rep

Growers in Region 4 have elected John Mayko of Mundare to the board of the Alberta Canola Producers Commission. Almost 2,000 growers mailed in ballots earlier this winter for the election. Kris Klammer of Vegreville was the other candidate. Mayko has worked in various roles in crop production at the Canola Council of Canada over […] Read more



Learn how to grade your grain

July 26 workshop to be held in Vermilion

The Making the Grade workshops will be held at Lakeland College in Vermilion on July 26. Experts will show producers how to grade barley, wheat, canola, and pulses in hands-on sessions. “Understanding grain grading and factors affecting quality is important for all crop producers as it affects their bottom line,” said Terry Young, a producer […] Read more