Blog Category: Education

AUGUST 10, 2019: ALCOMDALE, AB – 1st Generation Farmer Conference

Posted by Alex on June 13, 2019 2 Comments

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Are you a 1st generation farmer looking to connect with a strong community of friends and mentors? Do you want to make your farm business more resilient by improving your financial plan and communication strategies? Are you an urbanite itching to get your boots on the ground but don’t know where to start? Join us at the 1st Generation Farmer Conference to get relevant, ready-to-apply farm knowledge from a fantastic line up of speakers and to meet other passionate farmers in Alberta! When: Saturday, August 10, 2019 Where: Rosy Farms (about 1h NW of Edmonton, AB). Lots of parking and … Continue reading AUGUST 10, 2019: ALCOMDALE, AB – 1st Generation Farmer Conference

YA Alberta Apprenticeship Orientation Weekend

Posted by Kolby Peterson on June 11, 2019

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“Young farmer, learn as much as you can about farming and life. Listen to your elders, for they are wise… Whatever you learn, share that knowledge with others; whatever you grow, share with those who have less. Be prepared to meet the challenges ahead, but know that you are not alone.” – Karen Washington, activist and farmer, Rise & Root Farm Young Agrarians has launched its 2019 Alberta Apprenticeship Program, and we couldn’t be more excited to introduce this year’s crew. How they all ended up on Alberta farms would require a long night of storytelling around a campfire, but … Continue reading YA Alberta Apprenticeship Orientation Weekend

JUNE 14, 2019: HYTHE, AB – Soil Workshop, Farm Tour, Potluck at Armstrong Acres

Posted by Lilli Klamke on June 10, 2019

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Soil Workshop with Dr. Kris Nichols & Farm Tour at Armstrong Acres Join us for an afternoon at Armstrong Acres to check out how Clay and Ash apply rotational grazing, see their the pastured poultry operation and much more. Followed by a workshop about soil health with Dr. Kris Nichols. When: June 14, 2019 Where: Armstrong Acres, Farm near Hythe-AB Directions from Hythe- follow Highway  43 towards Dawson Creek, turn left onto Range Rd 120, then turn right onto Township Rd 740, after 2 km it will be the first house to your right. Schedule: 1.00 pm Introduction and Farm … Continue reading JUNE 14, 2019: HYTHE, AB – Soil Workshop, Farm Tour, Potluck at Armstrong Acres

Farmer Podcast Club: EP15 Ecosystem Services

Posted by Lilli Klamke on June 04, 2019

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Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. EP15 Ecosystem Services- Rural Routes to Climate Solutions Released Mar 31, 2019 It doesn’t matter if you live in the urban jungle or an actual jungle, everyone lives in an ecosystem. Food production is a service ecosystems provide along with clean air and water, habitat for wildlife and natural pollination of plants. Agricultural producers are simply working with these services that nature provides freely in a sense. Christine Campbell, western hub manager with ALUS Canada, explains what ecosystem services are and how they interact with agricultural land. Campbell also goes over … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: EP15 Ecosystem Services

POSTPONED June 8+9 2019: Grimshaw, AB – Low Stress Livestock Handling Workshop with Dylan Biggs

Posted by Lilli Klamke on June 02, 2019 2 Comments

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Good news. Bad New. Bad news is that this workshop won’t be happening this weekend but the good news is that we will be postponing it to a later date so you will still be able to take this amazing course later this year. To get on the list for more information contact Lilli at albertapeace@youngagrarians.org. Workshop: Low-Stress Livestock Handling with Dylan Biggs “Low-stress livestock handling can contribute to the well being of your cattle by allowing you to handle them in all situations in a safe, calm, efficient manner — effectively minimizing the amount of stress you expose your … Continue reading POSTPONED June 8+9 2019: Grimshaw, AB – Low Stress Livestock Handling Workshop with Dylan Biggs

JUNE 29, 2019: ACME, AB – Farm tour & potluck social at Dancing Goats Farm

Posted by Alex on May 31, 2019

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Do goats make you giddy? Does cheese make you celebrate? Then you won’t want to miss this tour! Craig and Paul of Dancing Goats Farm will show off their artisanal creamery and talk about how you go from grass to goats to milk to cheese. Come meet the farmers behind some of Alberta’s finest cheeses and enjoy our local food culture (both human and bacterial)! The tour will be followed by a social potluck and cheese tasting. Date: Saturday, June 29th, 2019 Location: Dancing Goats Farm (~1h NE of Calgary, near Acme AB). Directions will be sent out to registrants … Continue reading JUNE 29, 2019: ACME, AB – Farm tour & potluck social at Dancing Goats Farm

JUNE 16, 2019: KRESTOVA, BC – Tool School! with Kootenay Local Agricultural Society

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 23, 2019

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Join us at Linden Lane Farms in Krestova, Central Kootenay, for a tool demonstration with Kootenay Local Agricultural Society, farm tour & potluck social! Date: Sunday June 16, 2019 Time: 4-8pm Location: 3850 Krestova Road in Krestova, near Nelson, BC SHARE: Please invite your friends and share the Facebook event!  Kootenay Local Agricultural Society Tool Library The Tool Library is a unique resource available to the public. Kootenay Local Agricultural Society (KLAS) members receive a discount.  Tools were carefully selected to ensure they would help farmers be more efficient, but which—because of cost or infrequency of need—farmers wouldn’t buy themselves. … Continue reading JUNE 16, 2019: KRESTOVA, BC – Tool School! with Kootenay Local Agricultural Society

AUGUST 9, 2019: ALCOMDALE, AB – Multi-Farm Tour & Potluck Social (Rosy Farms, Greener Pastures Ranching, Swiss Leaf Farms)

Posted by Alex on May 21, 2019

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This farm tour is one you most certainly won’t want to miss! We’ll be visiting three farms that highlight the incredible diversity of producers in Central Alberta, including a haskap orchard, a rotational-grazing ranch and a hydroponics lettuce grower. During a walk around of each farm, the farmers will talk about about how they started up, how their operation is unique, their future plans for the operation, and share advice to people wanting to enter the industry. We’ll wrap up the day with a social potluck. All food-lovers and agrarians – new,  experienced and everything in between – are welcome … Continue reading AUGUST 9, 2019: ALCOMDALE, AB – Multi-Farm Tour & Potluck Social (Rosy Farms, Greener Pastures Ranching, Swiss Leaf Farms)

JUNE 8, 2019: MORINVILLE, AB – Haskap Alberta Association 2nd Annual Grower Day

Posted by Alex on May 08, 2019 1 Comment

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Join the Haskap Alberta Association for their 2nd Annual Grower Day! Learn about how to manage and monitor the health of a haskap orchard and how to work with other producers to market these amazing berries. This jam packed day will be the perfect opportunity to learn about how to grow haskaps in Alberta and to connect with other producers. Date: Saturday, June 8, 2019 Time: 9:30am – 3:30pm Location: Sturgeon County (10 min N of St. Albert and 2 min S of Morinville) Agenda 9:00 – 9:30   Coffee, refreshments and networking 9:30 – 10:00  Craig Toth 10:00 – 12:00  … Continue reading JUNE 8, 2019: MORINVILLE, AB – Haskap Alberta Association 2nd Annual Grower Day

Farmer Podcast Club: Financial fundamentals

Posted by Lilli Klamke on April 30, 2019

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Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. 017. Financial fundamentals– Modern Farm Business Podcast Released Oct 19, 2017 Dean covers basic financial ratios with insights from ag finance specialist Tim Brhel. Business is a three-legged stool: 1. Make things 2. Sell those things 3. Count what’s happening William Bruce Cameron (Sociologist, wrote Informal Sociology): “Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.” Knowing and understanding financials isn’t enough. You have to use them to better understand the operation. Then leverage that information to make decisions which move the farm forward intelligently. Water Street Solutions ag finance … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: Financial fundamentals