Videos

About Alberta EFP

Videos About EFP including testimonials from Alberta producers

 

 

About Alberta EFP


Why do an EFP? This video is an introduction to the Alberta Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) and includes testimonials from producers on the benefits of completing an EFP.

 

 

Taking Care of the Land


Alberta farmers explain why it’s important to keep the environment top of mind. The video also highlights a number of environmental farming practices that increase yield and bring other benefits to both the producers and their land.

Species At Risk

Learn about Species At Risk (SAR) in Alberta and how you can protect them

 

 

Species at Risk


Alberta EFP has added a Species at Risk component to the EFP workbook. Conserving species at risk and their habitat is important for the environment and to sustainable agriculture.

 

 

Installing a Hawk Pole


Special thanks to MULTISAR and the Alberta Conservation Association for their help with this video. See MULTISAR’s brochure for details http://multisar.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/FEHA-ANP-BrochureWEB-Feb-2012.pdf.

 

 

Riparian Restoration Planting


Planting trees (in this case live-cutting of willows) is an easy fix for restoring riparian areas, providing habitat for wildlife and improving the health and growth of the surrounding ecosystem.

 

 

Off-Site Watering


Keeping your cattle away from natural water-ways has benefits for both livestock and the land. This video will show you how to install and maintain a solar powered off-site watering system with pump, solar panel, battery, electronics and watering trough.

 

 

Maintaining and Restoring Wetlands


This video is about protecting wetlands and other natural water bodies, whether they are permanent or temporary, and their riparian areas. Maintaining the wetland helps to recharge the groundwater system and improve water quality, to allow wildlife access to clean water. More at http://www.albertaefp.com/species-at-risk/species-risk-program-updates.

 

 

Leaving Marginal Lands Alone


This video is about agriculture practices on land that shouldn’t be cultivated at any time, whether wet or dry. Marginal land should be left in its natural state for the benefit of land and species. Marginal areas provide space for wildlife. They also improve water retention and prevent erosion. More at http://www.albertaefp.com/species-at-risk/species-risk-program-updates.

How-To Videos

Quick fixes for conserving your land and making your operations more efficient and sustainable

 

 

Pasture Management


Good pasture management leads to increased forage production, which leads to improved livestock production. It also enhances the natural ecosystem by protecting sensitive areas, encouraging increased diversity of plant species, and safeguarding our soil and water. More at http://www.albertaefp.com/species-at-risk/species-risk-program-updates.

 

 

Anti-Syphon Device


An anti-syphon valve is a type of check valve that allows water to flow forward, while allowing water on the backside of the valve to drain out.  It prevents water from syphoning back from the source when you are using a hose, e.g. when filling a bucket or trough. Watch the video to see how to install an anti-syphon device.

 

 

Backflow Prevention


A backflow preventer is a check valve that only allows one way flow of water. It permits clean water to flow in while preventing other water from entering the line. This video shows you how to install a backflow preventer.

 

 

Fertilizer Handling and Storage


This video is posted with permission of the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association.

 

 

Use and Management of Manure


This video is posted with permission of the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association.

 

 

Pesticide Handling and Storage


This video is posted with permission of the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association.

Related Topics

Videos on Related Topics curated by Alberta EFP

 

 

Penny Patton’s Sustainable Beef Story

 

 

Livestock Management to Address Phosphorus


This video was posted with the permission of Alberta Agriculture and Forestry. It is one of eight parts in a series exploring Alberta’s Bow River Phosphorus Management Plan