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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

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

Explaining agriculture — one sign at a time

Explaining agriculture — one sign at a time

Reading Time: < 1 minute Consumer interest in how food is produced is at an all-time high — but most people don’t really know what they’re looking at when driving through farm country. But Agriculture for Life has come up with an innovative campaign called ‘What’s in the Field?’ to address that. The idea is simple: Producers register on the Ag […] Read more

Harvest Gala tickets on sale

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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