Blog Category: Education

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: MORINVILLE, AB – 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: MORINVILLE, AB – Farm Tour & Potluck Social (Rosy Farms, Greener Pastures Ranching, Swiss Leaf Farms)

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

Posted by Alex on May 21, 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 a city-slicker itching to get your boots on land 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 camping … Continue reading AUGUST 10, 2019: MORINVILLE, AB – 1st Generation Farmer Conference

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

Posted by Lilli Klamke on May 12, 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

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

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

Posted by Lilli Klamke on May 05, 2019

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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 cattle to.” Dylan Biggs Are you running your herd of cattle or are they running you? There is lot’s to learn and to know about not only the behavior of our animals but also about the way we are handling them. Come on out for the two-day workshop at Nature’s Way Farm in Grimshaw. Dylan Biggs … Continue reading June 8+9 2019: Grimshaw, AB – Low Stress Livestock Handling Workshop with Dylan Biggs

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

MAY 30-JULY 4, 2019: NANAIMO, BC – Growing Organic Food Course

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 24, 2019

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WHAT IS THE GROWING ORGANIC FOOD COURSE? The Growing Organic Food Course is an in-class and hands on course that helps you grow your own food – from preparing your soil to preserving your harvest. Join us to gain the essential gardening skills and confidence to grow most of your own food. In this course you will learn to: Create and maintain healthy soil, which will grow nutritious, vibrant, health-giving food Analyze and optimize the growing conditions in your garden for the best results possible Creatively collect, use and preserve water for optimal garden health, and protection of this precious … Continue reading MAY 30-JULY 4, 2019: NANAIMO, BC – Growing Organic Food Course

What is Bullying and Harassment? – AgSafe

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 18, 2019

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Bullying and harassment in the workplace is considered to be a vital part of a company’s health and safety program. These issues pose a potentially very serious risk to the mental and physical health, well-being, and safety of workers in agriculture. To help employers and workers address this issue AgSafeBC has produced an informational video titled, “What is Bullying and Harassment”. The short video, available in English and Spanish languages, explains what behaviours indicate bullying or harassment is occurring and how to address the situation. It also explains what actions are reasonable workplace communication and management protocols and not considered bullying … Continue reading What is Bullying and Harassment? – AgSafe

2019 South Coastal BC Compost Guide -SPEC

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 16, 2019

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South Coastal BC Compost Guide Society Promoting Environmental Conservation (SPEC) has released a fantastic compost guide, updated for 2019. It contains information on identifying quality compost, how much to apply, and where to buy in the Lower Mainland. We hope this is helpful resource as you plan your farm amendments this season! Download the Compost Guide here: What is this Compost Guide about? This publication is an updated version of the 2018 ‘Composts for Farm Use Survey’ SPEC document created with the purpose of pursuing the issues relevant to the evaluation of local composts for farm use. For more in-depth … Continue reading 2019 South Coastal BC Compost Guide -SPEC