Fertilizer Handling and Storage

Lisa Nadeau Technical Topics

Ontario EFP releases tips on handling and storing fertilizer This Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs produced the below video in 2015 with some useful tips on storing and handling fertilizers on the farm. Please note, that if you have completed an Alberta EFP, Ontario’s risk rating 4 is equivalent to Alberta’s risk rating 1, and is the …

Linking Sustainable Alberta Agriculture to the World

Anna Aldridge Blog

Sustainability is a major consumer trend that appears to be developing into a long-term standard.  The agriculture industry is moving towards sustainable sourcing and it is likely that the agriculture industry in Alberta and Canada will need to keep pace with this change.  Anticipating this new normal, programs appear to be multiplying at a fevered pace.  It can get complicated …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

The sustainability conundrum

Anna Aldridge AEFP in the News

The food giants want it on their labels, and in the annual reports and other information they send to their investors. PepsiCo, Walmart, General Mills, McDonald’s, Unilever, Sara Lee and Nestlé are among those citing the years 2020 or 2025 as targets for achieving their goals of buying “sustainably sourced” products. But what does that mean exactly, and how do …