GFM Network News


Dairy seminar heads online

Reading Time: < 1 minute This winter’s Western Canadian Dairy Seminar will be held online this year. The internationally known event, entering its 39th year, will be spread out over five days, with each daily session lasting two to three hours, organizers said. This year’s seminar will also feature virtual tours of three progressive dairy operations, a student research presentation […] Read more

Seminar offers the lowdown on industrial hemp

Cannabis legalization has boosted interest in industrial hemp and should lead to less paperwork, too

Reading Time: < 1 minute The pending legalization of cannabis is boosting interest in growing industrial hemp. And it’s expected it will be easier to grow the crop in 2018 once a review of federal regulation on the use of chaff (leaves and flowers) and the licensing procedure is completed. Alberta Agriculture and Forestry is putting on seminars in Vermilion […] Read more


Session recordings available from the Cow-Calfenomics risk management series

Reading Time: < 1 minute One of the sessions from the recent Cow-Calfenomics risk management series is now available on Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development’s web page. The theme of this year’s series was Seizing Opportunity in the Alberta Cow-Calf Sector. The agenda included: Meat and cattle fundamentals for herd planning: opportunities and threats to expanding the cow herd; Linking […] Read more

New season of Cow-Calfenomics

Total of six seminars start Nov. 25 in Medicine Hat, conclude in Vermilion

Reading Time: < 1 minute Cow-Calfenomics is back and this year’s seminar theme is Seizing Opportunities in the Alberta Cow-Calf Sector. Topics include opportunities and threats in herd expansion; linking pasture systems to optimize performances and profitability; cost of bred heifers; managing prosperity; human resources strategies; and innovative business models. The first round of seminars will be held in November […] Read more