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

Anna Aldridge AEFP in the News, AEFP Program, AEFP Tech Talk, Blog, EFP Workbook, Information, Recent Announcement

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

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

Anna Aldridge AEFP in the News, AEFP Program, Recent Announcement

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 …

3 Ways Environmental Planning Can Boost the Farm Finances

Anna Aldridge AEFP Program, Blog

Written by Paul Watson, Alberta EFP Director. According to the Network for Business Sustainability, companies who “improve their impacts on the environment” stand to increase revenues, as “customers will pay up to 10 percent more for products that are green…or ethical.”  Alberta farmers and ranchers are becoming increasingly aware of the value that environmental stewardship provides to a sustainable agricultural …

FAQ: Alberta EFP renewal period

Anna Aldridge AEFP Program, Information

Why is Alberta EFP instituting a renewal period? 1. Alberta is the only provincial/territorial EFP that does not have a renewal period.  EFP is harmonizing nationally and we expect that all EFPs will need to harmonize their renewal period. 2. EFPs are part of sustainable sourcing programs in Canada (potato sustainability initiative, proAction, VBP).  We anticipate more initiatives will use EFPs as …

Renewing Environmental Farm Plans Keeps Farms Competitive in a Global Economy

Anna Aldridge AEFP Program, News Releases, Recent Announcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Renewing Environmental Farm Plans Keeps Farms Competitive in a Global Economy LEDUC, Alberta, April 19, 2017 – The Alberta Environmental Farm Plan wants to hear from Alberta producers on the introduction of a new renewal period to keep Alberta competitive globally. The reasons to farm in an environmentally sustainable way gets longer every year. From cost reductions …