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Allison and Mike Ammeter both serve on commission boards and both say they’ve seen the difference those organizations make.

Those who serve make a difference — for you and other farmers

Serving on a farm group’s board won’t earn you a medal, but the work benefits the ag sector

Reading Time: 3 minutes For Allison and Mike Ammeter, being a farmer goes far beyond actual farm work. “Farming is a whole lot more than putting seed in the ground and harvesting it,” said Allison Ammeter, who farms alongside her husband near Sylvan Lake. “A lot of it is looking at the really big picture — provincially, nationally, and […] Read more

The province’s agricultural societies have a rich and long history, but are firmly focused on the future, 
says Tim Carson, the association’s chief executive officer. Pictured here are members of the Lamont and 
District Ag Society accepting a century award at last month’s convention.

Ag societies gearing up for the summer — and beyond

Reading Time: 2 minutes Summer may seem like a long way off but across the province, tens of thousands of volunteers are gearing up for the annual frenzy of festivals and summer events. “All indications from our members are that they’re prepared, ready to go, and do what they normally do for their communities in 2018,” said Tim Carson, […] Read more

Classroom Agriculture Program needs volunteers

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Classroom Agriculture Program (CAP) is looking for volunteers from April to June to deliver in-class presentations to Calgary and area Grade 4 students. “This year in Calgary we had a record number of schools register for the CAP program,” says Karen Spelay, the program’s general manager. “Over 260 classes are registered to receive the […] Read more