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Potato Research Project Launched
18 Jul 2014 15:22

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.
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Canadian Beef Centre of Excellence to be established in Calgary
10 Jul 2014 19:45

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
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Potato growers target market growth with a brand for stewardship
15 Feb 2013 16:08Potato growers target market growth with a brand for stewardship

 Master marketing plan uses tools such as EFP to build markets today and tomorrow All 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 [ ... ]

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EFPs and the world of ag sustainability: An insider's thoughts
27 Jan 2013 16:09EFPs and the world of ag sustainability: An insider's thoughts

 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 [ ... ]

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EFP identified these on-farm improvements
11 Jan 2013 10:08EFP identified these on-farm improvements

Four examples of why the Semeniuk farm is more sustainable today A 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 [ ... ]

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New vertical beater manure spreaders offer environmental benefits
11 Jan 2013 10:06New vertical beater manure spreaders offer environmental benefits

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 [ ... ]

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Egg Farmers of Alberta Launches Environmental Program
29 Apr 2014 17:47

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 [ ... ]

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Environmental Farm Plan Process in Alberta
21 Apr 2014 15:52

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 [ ... ]

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