Call of the Land – Enhancements to the Environmental Farm Plan process

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Alberta EFP program manager Lisa Nadeau appeared on Call of the Land, November 14, 2018, to discuss EFP’s webbook refresh as part of making the online tool better and easier to use for both farmers and technicians. Listen below: Read our recent blog about the webbook refresh: Refreshing the AEFP Webbook

Former ARECA Chair Receives Award

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2018 Environmental Stewardship Award from Alberta Beef Producers on Vimeo. Former Chair of the ARECA Board of Directors Ian Murray, has been awarded the Alberta Beef Producer’s Environmental Stewardship Award for 2017. Ian joined Foothills Forage and Grazing Association 2009 and became Chair 2012. In 2014, Ian became FFGA’s Representative to ARECA and he served as Chair of ARECA from …

Call of the Land – Alberta EFP Updates and Harmonizing Farm Plans (August 15 – 16, 2017)

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Alberta EFP director Paul Watson recently appeared on Call of the Land, on August 15 and August 16. Read a full transcript of his interviews below. Click here to listen to the interviews and for more Call of the Land. The Environmental Farm Plan was launched in Alberta in 2003, and now changes are coming to align our province with the rest …

The sustainability conundrum

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The food giants want it on their labels, and in the annual reports and other information they send to their investors. PepsiCo, Walmart, General Mills, McDonald’s, Unilever, Sara Lee and Nestlé are among those citing the years 2020 or 2025 as targets for achieving their goals of buying “sustainably sourced” products. But what does that mean exactly, and how do …

National environmental farm plan urged (Western Producer, 10/11/2016)

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National environmental farm plan urged. Summit chair says national plan will help demonstrate sustainability and ensure market access. Link –   OTTAWA — Farmers and industry stakeholders meeting in Ottawa last week say it’s time for a national environmental farm plan. Just how broad that plan should be, however, is up for discussion. Twenty years after the first EFPs were …

National Environmental Farm Plan in the Works

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Article via Alberta Farmer Express (Link to Article) National Environmental Farm Plan Having a national environmental farm plan could make it easier for producers to market their commodities overseas. “We recognize that farmers have international buyers from around the world that are sourcing Canadian products from more than one jurisdiction,” said Erin Gowriluk, government relations and policy manager at Alberta …

Environmental Farm Plans Can Help Demand for Sustainable Sourcing

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The demand for sustainable sourcing is growing in the agriculture industry, and environmental farm plans are a way producers can get out in front of them, says an EFP director. Paul Watson was a speaker at the recent Oldman Watershed Council “Holding the Reins” landowner summit, where he told those in attendance about an increasing demand in food markets from …

Lakeland College First to Complete an Environmental Farm Plan

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Lakeland College is the first Alberta post-secondary institution to complete an Environmental Farm Plan (EFP). Agriculture students used their Student Managed Farm (SMF) at the college’s campus in Vermilion, Alberta for the assessment. They were able to complete their EFP and start implementing the plan in the January-April 2015 semester. “It is a great learning tool for them,” said Josie …

EFP on Call of the Land

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In April our new director, Paul Watson, did an interview with Call of the Land on the Environmental Farm Plan. You can hear the interview in the player below: