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Your photo in flannel could win you a his-and-her flannel gift pack.

Farmers urged to ‘channel their flannel’

Contest open until Nov. 30

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

Annual food contest has new category for alcoholic beverages

Aspiring Manitoba entrepreneurs with creative ideas for new foods or alcoholic beverages are invited to enter the 11th annual Great Manitoba Food Fight (GMFF), Agriculture Minister Ralph Eichler announced yesterday “Manitoba is home to many budding entrepreneurs with a passion for food and drink and the skill to create innovative and delicious new products,” said […] Read more


Looking to earn bragging rights as the best wheat grower?

Applications must be submitted by July 1

Alberta Wheat Commission is holding a fun contest to find the “most productive wheat grower” in the province. There are separate categories for dryland and irrigated farms, and entrants must grow a registered class/variety that falls under the Canadian Grain Commission western standards (CWRS, CWHWS, CWAD, CWRW, CWSWS, CWES, CPSW, CPSR, CNHR, or CWSP). The […] Read more



Along with numerous clinics, the event says it has the largest indoor equine trade show in Canada.

What’s new at this year’s Mane Event

Red Deer event takes place from April 24 – 26, 2015

One of the additions to this year’s Mane Event in Red Deer is a youth essay contest with a big prize — a young filly from the renowned Rocking Heart Ranch. “Mark Garner approached me and said the ranch would be interested in doing something like this,” said Gail Barker. “They raise foundation quarter-horses, and […] Read more

Vadim Pryadko (r) and his friend Anatoly Petruk star in a video aimed at winning the Ukrainian vet a bovine ultrasound.

Only in the digital age — Alberta and Ukrainian cattle vets a YouTube sensation

A shared passion for veterinary medicine and YouTube has Albertan Cody Creelman helping a Ukrainian colleague in his bid to win a bovine ultrasound

It started with an online friendship between two cattle veterinarians, and blossomed into a worldwide, viral campaign. Even though he doesn’t speak a word of Ukrainian, Airdrie vet Cody Creelman, was drawn to the online videos of Vadim Pryadko, who lives in a town called Khmelnitsky near the Polish border. “We developed a relationship,” said […] Read more