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Got a new cutie on the farm?

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





Stacey Simpson (left) and Brenda Schoepp are the 2019 recipients of 
Alberta Farm Animal Care’s awards of distinction.

Animal welfare advocates honoured

Alberta Farmer columnist Brenda Schoepp and beef producer Stacey Simpson are the recipients of the Alberta Farm Animal Care’s awards of distinction for 2019. The awards recognize individuals or groups who have made exceptional contributions in the field of livestock welfare, and who champion best practices and innovative ideas. Schoepp received the award for communication […] Read more



Salad greens make for a tasty treat for cattle on Crooked Lake Farm.

Closing the loop: Food waste gets gobbled up on farms

Chickens eat sushi while washing it down with non-alcoholic beer

Sushi, sandwiches, broccoli, yogurt, and non-alcoholic beer. Sounds like things you might eat when in fact, it’s what I feed my chickens. Yes, you read that right. My chickens eat sushi and drink non-alcoholic beer on occasion. It’s all thanks to a program called The Loop and a local grocery store chain, Save-On-Foods. The Loop […] Read more

Natasha Pospisil and Dallas Vert, alongside judge Tom Terrill of CIBC, are this year’s 
Alberta Outstanding Young Farmers.

East-central Alberta couple named Outstanding Young Farmers

This year’s Outstanding Young Farmers weren’t expecting a win when they were nominated alongside three other Alberta farm families at the Outstanding Young Farmers’ regional event in early February. “In the beginning, we didn’t think we were anything too special. We just do what we do,” said Natasha Pospisil, who owns and operates three agricultural […] Read more