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Learn agri-tourism from the best

Workshop at the Lethbridge Agriculture Centre on Feb. 28

Two of Canada’s best-known agri-tourism operators will give a workshop on Feb. 28 at the Lethbridge Agriculture Centre. Mark Saunders and Angela Grant Saunders started a U-pick strawberry patch at their farm near Ottawa in the mid-1970s and now have activities ranging from mazes and attractions for kids to weddings and dinners. “Saunders Farm has […] Read more

Humphrey Banack said visitors were “amazed” at the scale of his equipment when they visited his Round Hill operation last year on Open Farm Days.

Alberta farmers putting on a really big show

Open Farm Days scheduled from Aug. 20 - 21

Nearly 100 Alberta farm families will be welcoming visitors to their operations for Open Farm Days on Aug. 21. The long list of participants includes a variety of livestock operations (cattle, bison, alpaca, sheep, llama, goat, poultry, and heritage pigs); crop farms (honey, fruit, vegetable, and grain); organic operations; and agri-tourism businesses (U-pick, corn mazes, […] Read more


Alberta Agriculture’s 2015 information catalogue now available

Topics cover crop and livestock production, new ventures, agri-tourism and more

Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development’s 2015 Information Catalogue is now available. The catalogue lists over 600 free and priced books, DVDs and CD-ROMs distributed through the department’s publications office. These materials provide up-to-date information on a wide range of agricultural subjects. “We’ve got products on just about every subject you can think of,” said information […] Read more