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

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, your EFP will need to have been …

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

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 …

How to Build Operational Efficiency with Environmental Farm Plans

Anna Aldridge Blog, Information, Recent Announcement

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 time, money and in some cases, lives. …

Environmental Planning – Carving out a role in the succession of your farm

Anna Aldridge Blog, Recent Announcement

Written by Paul Watson, Alberta EFP Director. Environmental Planning – Carving out a role in the succession of your farm Besides all of the expected reasons to have an environmental farm plan, one often overlooked reason is the opportunity to engage youth in your operation.  If your farm is looking for a way to transition to the next generation, consider …

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 …

Alberta EFP and Canada’s National Environmental Farm Plan

Anna Aldridge Information, NEFP, Recent Announcement

                Alberta EFP director Paul Watson: Interim Chair of the National Environmental Farm Plan (NEFP) Steering Committee Upon his arrival at ARECA in 2015, EFP Director Paul Watson began reaching out to his provincial counterparts to evaluate the possibility of the provinces working together to harmonize key environmental components of the EFP.  In …

National EFP Summit to take place in November 2016

Anna Aldridge Recent Announcement

Alberta EFP is pleased to announce that The First National Environmental Farm Plan (NEFP) Summit will be taking place in Ottawa on November 1-2. Join like-minded individuals and industry leaders to help build a national environmental farm plan that demonstrates that Canada’s agriculture industry is committed to sustainable food production. Agricultural industry groups, producers and food distributors are encouraged to …

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.