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Paradise Hill Farm has been renting its sunflower field out for photo shoots for the past two years, but this year was the start of a new tradition on the farm — using these bookings to raise funds for Make-A-Wish Canada.

Alberta sunflower growers make wishes come true

Paradise Hill Farm owners leapt at the chance to help program that grants wishes to seriously ill children

Farmers aren’t typically in the business of granting wishes — but then again, 2020 isn’t your typical year. And this year, Tony and Karen Legault of Paradise Hill Farm put their particular brand of magic to work, bringing some much-needed sunshine to sick children in southern Alberta with a little help from their sunflower field. […] Read more



Take a rodeo grounds, add a steady overnight rain and a bunch of kids 
in the wild pony race and this is the result.

Police rodeo is a wild and wacky affair

Const. Sean LaBrie just laughs when it’s suggested the Calgary Police Rodeo is arguably the most amateur rodeo in existence. “That would be about right,” said LaBrie, the rodeo association’s vice-president. “It’s pretty strange. For 99 per cent of the guys who are participating, this is the only rodeo stuff they do all year. It’s […] Read more

Glenn Cheater, Alberta Farmer editor

A warm welcome from a very hospitable community

The number of producers is declining, but the spirit of 
the farming community grows stronger and stronger


I was running seriously late and my pal Rick’s email directions for the community supper were “four miles north of Vauxhall — lots of signs.” Judging when you’re four miles from a place you’ve never been before is a little tough, but surely I couldn’t miss all those signs. I did. I spotted one marking […] Read more


Harvest Gala tickets on sale

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