Alberta EFP equivalent to SAI Platform’s FSA 2.1 at Silver level

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Alberta’s EFP, in conjunction with federal and provincial legislation (EFP++) has been formally accepted as equivalent to the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) Platform’s Farm Sustainability Assessment version 2.1 (FSA 2.1) at the Silver level on content.  To make a claim against the SAI FSA using the EFP++, and audit done by an SAI-approved auditor will be required. For the Alberta Environmental Farm Plan …

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

Refreshing how Alberta farmers manage environmental risk

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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 …

Refreshing the AEFP Webbook

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Keeping pace with technology in agriculture is essential to creating an industry that is sustainable for the long term.  Alberta Environmental Farm Plan initially launched the Webbook (online version) for those wanting to complete an environmental farm plan easily online.  The workbook initially went online in 2012 and was re-versioned and upgraded in 2015.  With ever-changing technology, we are once …

Former ARECA Chair Receives Award

Lisa Nadeau AEFP in the News, Recent Announcement

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 …

Alberta EFP is instituting a renewal period

Lisa Nadeau Blog, Recent Announcement

Written by Lisa Nadeau, EFP Program Manager Effective April 1, 2018, producers will need to have an EFP completion letter dated within the last 10 years to be considered current and eligible for cost-share funding with the Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change programs of the Canadian Agriculture Partnership (CAP). That means, for example, if you apply in September 1, 2018, …

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 …

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

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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 …

How to Build Operational Efficiency with Environmental Farm Plans

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Written by Paul Watson, Alberta EFP Director. Environmental farm planning can help you improve your farm well beyond doing the right thing for the environment.  The impacts can reach to all areas of your business from strategy and marketing to financial and operations.  In this post consider that environmental farm planning can help you be more efficient, which can save …