Refreshing how Alberta farmers manage environmental risk

Anna Aldridge AEFP Notices, Blog, News Releases, Recent Announcement

November 14, 2018 – Leduc, Alberta – Alberta Environmental Farm Plan Keeping current with technology and security is an ever-evolving process for the Alberta Environmental Farm Plan. The online platform that helps Alberta farmers manage environmental risk across the province now has an updated look and functionality. With farmers using technology in all aspects of their business, the platform must …

National Environmental Farm Plan

Lisa Nadeau News Releases

On November 1-2, 2017 the second National Environmental Farm Plan Summit was held in Ottawa. Over 100 participants attended, representing commodity groups, extension services, practitioners, and research associations from each province. The Summit kicked off with a gala event sponsored by Alberta Barley’s Combine to Craft initiative, where participants got to sample a craft beer from coast to coast to …

From coast to coast, Canadian farmers address sustainability with Environmental Farm Plans. #Canada150

Anna Aldridge News Releases, Recent Announcement

June 14, 2017 – Leduc, Alberta – Alberta Environmental Farm Plan Every day, Canadian farmers are making choices affecting the use of the land for generations to come. The story of Canadian Agriculture predates the unification of the colonies; and the future is a judicious adoption of innovative technology and practices, keeping our country fed today, while protecting its lands …

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 …

First-ever National Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) Summit to take place this November in Ottawa

Anna Aldridge News Releases

        First-ever National Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) Summit to take place this November in Ottawa Agri-food stakeholders are encouraged to register at www.nationalefp.ca FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Calgary, Alberta), September 12, 2016 – Plans for the first-ever National Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) Summit are underway in response to growing consumer-driven demand for sustainably sourced food. Provincial and territorial …

New Sustainable Sourcing Study Identifies Key Information for Alberta Producers

abefp News Releases, Recent Announcement

The market for agricultural products is increasingly influenced by activities aimed at measuring and communicating information related to sustainability. The Alberta Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) recently commissioned a study to compile the latest requirements and trends for sustainable sourcing in Canada. It was conducted by Global Ecologic Environmental Consulting and Management Services Ltd. between January and March 2016.

Species at Risk Component Added to Alberta Environmental Farm Plan

abefp News Releases

Alberta species at risk will be better protected under a project led by the Alberta Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) with over $200,000 in funding from Environment and Climate Change Canada. The three year initiative will focus on the development of a new online tool that will help producers know about opportunities to conserve species at risk on their farms, provide …

Sustainable Sourcing Study

abefp News Releases

Alberta Environmental Farm Plan (Alberta EFP) is making changes to better align the program with international sustainable sourcing standards for environmental practices. The changes will streamline the process of certifying on-farm sustainability practices and will better fulfill end-user requirements. These improvements emerged from a recent comparative study conducted by Alberta EFP, Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) and Alberta Barley. The study compared …

Lakeland College first post-secondary to complete an Environmental Farm Plan

abefp News Releases

Lakeland College is the first post-secondary institution in Alberta to complete an Environmental Farm Plan (EFP). The students in Lakeland’s agricultural sciences programs who learn on the Student Managed Farm (SMF) – Powered by New Holland at the Vermilion campus are now using the Alberta Environmental Farm Plan (AEFP) online webbook to self-assess their farming practices. “We are proud to …

Paul Watson

New Director, New Directions

abefp News Releases, Recent Announcement

The Alberta Environmental Farm Plan (AEFP) program is heading in new directions. In January 2015 the Agricultural Research and Extension Council of Alberta hired Paul Watson as its Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) Director. Under his leadership, the organization is preparing for the next evolution in agriculture. “Consumers want to know their food is safe and healthy, and that it is …