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 …

A Producer’s Perspective

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Strategic Planning Process Helps Hone Legacy Of Stewardship For Producers One Alberta forage farmer has identified benefits to the Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) that stretch beyond the face value of the document. Denis Kennedy, a retired agrologist and agricultural educator who farms near Olds, says modern-day farming, like any business, is more and more about managing liabilities and expectations. He …

Potato growers target market growth with a brand for stewardship

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Master marketing plan uses tools such as EFP to build markets today and tomorrow There’s a simple lesson in customer service for Terence Hochstein in a common McDonald’s breakfast meal. The customer doesn’t have different expectations from the biscuit, the egg, the sausage or the hash brown. Whether that consumer is sitting in a McDonald’s in Taber, Alberta, or somewhere …

Expect rural septic systems to be in the news more

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  Pressure is on to manage better It is always amazing to consider how much work a farm septic system does. The numbers are daunting. Alberta Municipal Affairs estimates the average person produces 340 litres of wastewater that flows through a sewage treatment system every day. A family in a three-bedroom house, using the basic code design calculation of 1.5 …

Alberta launches new season of Environmental Farm Plan workshops

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Alberta launches new season of Environmental Farm Plan workshops January 7, 2009: Alberta farmers and ranchers who want to complete an Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) can now sign up for EFP workshops. A new season is underway. An EFP is designed to help agricultural producers identify environmental strengths and weaknesses in their operations. Attending a one-day workshop is the first …

Leader in sustainable agriculture headlines at Alberta Environmental Farm Plan Company Annual General Meeting

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Leader in sustainable agriculture headlines at Alberta Environmental Farm Plan Company Annual General Meeting October 8, 2008: A leader on the front lines of marketing sustainable agriculture will be a highlight of the 2008 Annual General Meeting of the Alberta Environmental Farm Plan Company (AEFP), to be held October 17 in Calgary. AEFP is the non-profit company responsible for delivering …

Alberta Environmental Farm Plan Company Annual Report now available

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Alberta Environmental Farm Plan Company Annual Report now available August 28, 2008: The 2007/08 Annual Report of the Alberta Environmental Farm Plan Company (AEFP), the non-profit company set up to deliver the Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) program in the province, has been released. It provides a clear message that Alberta farmers and ranchers are adopting environmental change on their operations. …

Rural Emergency Plan announced for Alberta landowners

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Rural Emergency Plan announced for Alberta landowners March 18, 2008: The Alberta Environmental Farm Plan Company (AEFP) and the Alberta Fire Chiefs Association (AFCA) have launched a new safety program aimed at protecting rural landowners, their families and emergency personnel in the event of a fire or other emergency. The Rural Emergency Plan (REP) is an emergency response map that …

New chair, new members for Alberta Environmental Farm Plan Company

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New chair, new members for Alberta Environmental Farm Plan Company November 1, 2007: The Alberta Environmental Farm Plan Company (AEFP) has a new chair, two new board members and three new member organizations. The changes were announced as AEFP, the company that delivers the Environmental Farm Plan program in the province, held its Annual General Meeting in Edmonton Oct. 26. …

Annual Report available from Alberta Environmental Farm Plan Company

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Annual Report available from Alberta Environmental Farm Plan Company September 11, 2007: The Alberta Environmental Farm Plan Company (AEFP), the non-profit company which delivers the Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) program in the province, has released its 2006-07 Annual Report. It is now available on the AEFP Web site at www.AlbertaEFP.com. This AEFP 2006/07 Annual Report serves as the core business …