Potato research project launch announcement made in July 11th, 2014. Alberta’s potato industry will get a boost with a $1 million investment in the University of Lethbridge by a consortium of association and industry partners. Click Here for Article
Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz together with Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification Michelle Rempel announced $3,844,800, through the Western Diversification Program, to support the establishment of the Canadian Beef Centre of Excellence in Calgary, Alberta Click here for full article
McDonald's has chosen Canada over Australia and Europe as the site of its first pilot project in its ambitious quest to serve only "sustainable beef" in its massive global restaurant empire. Click here for full article
Master marketing plan uses tools such as EFP to build markets today and tomorrowAll potato growers complete an EFP as part of the industry's branding effort.
There's a simple lesson in customer service for Terence Hochstein in a common McDonald's breakfast meal. The customer doesn't have di [ ... ]
Alberta Beef Producers' (ABP) Rich Smith is an ag engineer, a respected industry consultant, the first environmental manager for ABP and now its executive director
Rich Smith, ABP executive director, (left) and Greg Bowie, ABP vice-chair.
Few people have been as close to the discussion abou [ ... ]
Four examples of why the Semeniuk farm is more sustainable todayA new shop means dealer mechanics come to the farm to maintain equipment
When Robert and Angela Semeniuk won the Alberta regional Outstanding Young Farmers program nomination in 2012 one thing that stood out in their presentation was [ ... ]
New style spreaders improve distribution and lower application rates
Manure spreader with horizontal beater bars.
Most farmers know livestock manure is a mixed blessing. It's an asset, a natural product that applied properly can help boost crop productivity and enhance soil tilth by improving stru [ ... ]
EFP opens doors for discussion, contributes to total farm sustainability
An EFP lets producers look at grazing as part of whole farm sustainability.
When it comes to grazing management systems, it's what you leave behind that can make all the difference.
And according to Grant Lastiwka, grazing/f [ ... ]
Egg Farmers of Alberta Launches Environmental Program
February 26, 2014 - Egg Farmers of Alberta (EFA) has announced the launch of a new environmental program, the first of its kind for egg farmers [ ... ]
The Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) process helps identify environmental risks and strengths and to develop a plan to reduce the risks and build on the strengths. Every step in the process is entirely v [ ... ]