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Farming nations around the world share the same challenges, Princess Anne told attendees at the Royal Agricultural Society of the Commonwealth conference earlier this month.

Royalty comes to Edmonton’s Farmfair International

Princess Anne impressed by the scale of farming during her first visit to Alberta

Reading Time: 2 minutes It’s not every day that a princess drops by an Alberta farm show, but that was the case at this year’s Farmfair International. And Princess Anne was impressed by what she saw during her first visit to the province. “Alberta does provide an extraordinary backdrop to this international discussion about agriculture, food, and farming,” said […] Read more

Clayton Schafers, Laura Gadowsky (deputy president of the Royal Agricultural Society), Heather Shewchuk of Northlands, and Laura Bodell in Singapore.

Singapore trip offers Albertan a new global view on agriculture

Reading Time: 3 minutes Laura Bodell got a chance to see agriculture from a new perspective when she won a scholarship to attend the Commonwealth Agriculture Conference in Singapore this fall. “I had a particular interest in attending this conference since I’m chair of the International Agricultural Business Centre during Farmfair,” said Bodell. The Sherwood Park resident, who has […] Read more


people gathered for a group photo

Ag society conference in Oz an eye-opener for young Albertan

Reading Time: 3 minutes It took a trip Down Under to give Lauren Hennig a new perspective on agriculture. “I can’t tell you how exciting it was to see the passion for agriculture and rural communities from across the globe,” the 26-year-old junior high teacher said after returning from a Royal Agricultural Society of the Commonwealth conference in Brisbane, […] Read more