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Ag Engineering

What's in Your Water? (Aug 25)
Water for a Lifetime (Aug 18)
An Unseen Threat - Old, Unused Wells (Aug 11)
Dam and Dugout Design Workshop (Aug 5)
Groundwater 101 (Aug 5)
Watch Out for Blue-green Algae Blooms (Jul 14)
Corner Arm Centre Pivot Irrigation Systems Reduce Energy Consumption (Apr 3)

Business & Economics

Agriculture Labour Summit (Sep 15)
Alberta Canola Producers Commission Looking for Director Nominations (Sep 15)
Cow-Calfenomics (Sep 8)
Deadline Approaching for Agristability (Sep 8)
Harvested Crop Samples (Sep 8)
Alberta Wheat Commission Encourages Harvest Samples (Sep 2)
Report Looks at Potential Future of Grain Corn in the Province (Sep 2)
Farm Direct Marketing Bus Tour (Aug 18)

Crops

Fall-applied Fertilizers (Sep 15)
Lots About Woodlots (Sep 15)
Fall Lawn Care (Sep 8)
Frost on Forages (Sep 8)
Stored Grain Insects (Sep 2)
When to Fertilize Winter Wheat (Sep 2)
Alberta Crop Conditions as of August 25 (Aug 25)
Growing Points: Managing Your Soil, Water, and Fertility (Aug 25)

Diseases/Insects/ Pests

Apiculture Extension Courses (Sep 15)
Himalayan Balsam Control (Aug 25)
Late Blight Confirmed in Alberta (Aug 25)
New Smartphone App Takes Aim at Alberta's Most Noxious Weeds (Aug 18)
Canola and Bees - a Sweet Relationship (Aug 5)
Alberta Honey Bee Survey of Winterkill in 2014 Results (Jul 21)
Crop Spraying and Bees (Jul 21)
Crop Disease Update (Jul 7)

Food & Ag Processing

Egg Farmers Launch Youth Development Program (Aug 11)
Alberta Mission to Turkey Identifies Opportunities in Livestock Genetics and Technologies (Jul 21)
Understanding Dark Cutting to Reduce Prevalence (Jul 21)
Canada Food West 2014 (Jul 14)
Extending the Shelf Life of Marinated Steaks (Jul 14)
Using Wood Waste and Biomass Waste to Energy Now! Workshop (Jun 16)
What is in a Label? (Jun 16)
Egg Versatility Adds Value (Jun 10)

Food Safety

New Food Safety and Animal Welfare Website (Mar 25)

Learning & 4H

Alberta Barley Elections (Sep 8)
Explore New Media Webinar Series (Sep 8)
Getting the Most out of Firewood (Sep 8)
Outstanding Youth Receives 4-H Premier's Award (May 5)
Rocky Mountain House Agricultural Society Tour (Apr 28)
Classroom Agriculture Program Calls For Volunteers (Apr 14)
Envirothon for Young Albertans and Teachers (Mar 25)

Livestock

16th Annual Red Deer Swine Technology Workshop (Sep 15)
Alberta Stables Association Formed (Sep 15)
Equine Welfare Training Program (Sep 15)
New Animal Welfare Versus Animal Rights Video (Sep 2)
Pembina Sheep Grazing Symposium 2014 (Sep 2)
Alberta Lamb Producers Meet the Board/ Maximize Your Marketing (Aug 25)
Round Rock Ranching CCA's 2014 TESA Recipient (Aug 25)
Vet-U-Can 2014 (Aug 18)

Rural Services

Y We Farm Video Competition (Sep 15)
Getting into Farming Information Session (Sep 8)
Move Equipment Safely on Public Roads This Harvest (Sep 8)
Project Protein (Sep 8)
"Speak Up For Safer Equipment" Tool Now Available (Sep 2)
Beavers in Our Landscape (Sep 2)
Farmers' Advocate Office Welcomes New Staff Member (Sep 2)
Harvest Safety (Sep 2)

Soil/Water/Air

New Shelterbelts for Livestock Publications (Sep 15)
Alberta Environmental Farm Plan Website (May 12)
AIA Distinguished Agrologist Award Presented to Dr. Ross McKenzie (Mar 25)
Working with Alberta?s Wetlands (Mar 25)

Trade

Alberta Participates in Mission to South Korea (May 5)
Mission from Kazakhstan (May 5)
Alberta Agriculture to Participate in Federal Trade Mission to South Korea (Apr 3)

Weather & Climate

Frost and Feed Crops (Sep 8)
The Effects of Snow and Frost on Standing Crops (Sep 8)
Soil Moisture Update (August 25) (Aug 25)
Moisture Situation Update - July 26 (Jul 28)
Moisture Situation Update - July 22 (Jul 21)
Southern Alberta Rains and the Effect on Crops (Jun 23)

Ag Engineering

Drone Technology in Agriculture (Aug 27)

Business & Economics

Cow-Calfenomics - Rick Dehod discusses focus of this risk management series developed for Alberta's beef producers (Call of the Land, Sep 17)
Export Data for Peas and Lentils - Chuck Penner takes a look at the numbers for pulse crops and how that sets up the current crop year (Call of the Land, Sep 17)
Latest Western Canada Cattle on Feed Report - Herb Lock has the highlights from the latest report (Call of the Land, Sep 17)
The Canadian Soybean Industry Getting a National Voice (Sep 15)
Weekly Livestock Market Summary (Sep 15)
Getting into Farming Information Session (Sep 12)
Weekly Grains and Oilseeds Market Summary (Sep 12)
Agriculture Labour Summit (Sep 10)

Crops

New Variety of Sainfoin Holds Promise - Linda Hunt, forage specialist, highlights some of the traits of AC Mountainview (Call of the Land, Sep 18)
Canadian Grain Commission's Harvest Sample Program (Sep 16)
Proper Grain Storage Techniques (Sep 16)
Alberta Barley Commission Looking for Directors (Sep 15)
Forages and Frost (Sep 12)
How Snow and Frost Affect Standing Crops (Sep 11)
Workshop for Greenhouse Growers (Sep 4)
Crop Report (Sep 2)

Diseases/Insects/ Pests

Stored Grain Insects (Sep 2)
Management Strategies for Late Blight (Aug 29)
Fall Insect Surveys (Aug 28)
Late Blight Confirmed in Alberta (Aug 28)
Alberta Weed Spotter (Aug 25)
Disease Situation in Canola (Aug 21)
Weekly Insect Update (Aug 21)
Pre-Harvest Intervals and Canola (Aug 18)

Food & Ag Processing

Federal Government Makes Funding Announcements (Sep 16)
Using Food Labels (Sep 4)
Food Product Labels (Sep 3)
Farm Direct Marketing Bus Tour (Aug 22)

Food Safety

Verified Beef Production Program Adding New Modules (Sep 5)
New Food Safety Website (Apr 9)

Livestock

Alberta Goat Breeders Convention - Merna Gisler has highlights of the September 27 and 28 event in Camrose (Call of the Land, Sep 18)
Equine Welfare Training Program - Funding from a federal government program is going to the development of an industry-wide equine welfare training program (Call of the Land, Sep 17)
Effects of Snow and Frost on Cattle Feed (Sep 11)
First of its Kind Lamb Research in Canada (Sep 3)
Marketing Presentation for Lamb Producers (Aug 29)
Dairy Research and Extension Consortium of Alberta (Aug 14)
The Dairy Research and Extension Consortium of Alberta (Aug 13)

Rural Services

Agriculture Minister Olson on his Reappointment - Agriculture Minister Olson discusses his priorities going forward (Call of the Land, Sep 18)
Explore New Media Webinar Series Kicks Off (Sep 11)
Components of a Farm Safety Plan (Sep 10)
Harvest Safety (Sep 9)
Farm Safety Plans (Sep 8)
New Online Tool to Address Possible Hazards of Farm Equipment (Aug 27)
Farm Families Honoured in Grande Prairie (Aug 26)
Farm Families Honoured in Lethbridge (Aug 21)

Soil/Water/Air

Maintaining Water Wells (Sep 5)
Fertilization Strategies for Winter Wheat (Aug 26)
Water Testing (Aug 26)
Dealing with Unused Water Wells (Aug 12)
State of the Watershed Document (Aug 11)

Statistics

Latest Crop Report (Sep 8)
Harvest Getting Underway (Aug 26)
Highlights from the Latest Crop Report (Aug 18)

Trade

Webinar for Exporting to Mexico (Aug 15)

Weather & Climate

How Cold and How Much Snow Last Week? (Sep 15)
Snow on Standing Canola (Sep 9)
Crop Options after Hail Damage (Aug 12)

Food & Ag Processing

Export Events: United States (Sep 8)

Rural Services

Alberta FarmSafe Plan pilot in full swing (Sep 4)
Farm safety tips (Sep 4)
MacGyver must have trained on a farm (Sep 4)
Online directory launched to connect Albertans to farm safety services (Sep 4)
This will be your last newsletter... (Sep 4)
Working alone safely (Sep 4)

Business & Economics

The Facts About Organic Certification (May 22)
Upcoming Events (May 22)
Agriculture's Changing Landscape (Apr 7)
Crowdfunding boosts small business fortunes (Apr 7)
Getting Into Farmers' Markets (Apr 7)
It's the Law! (Apr 7)
Upcoming Events (Apr 7)
www.safeagritourism.com (Apr 7)

Food & Ag Processing

Animal Welfare Practices Evolving (May 22)
Does Your Farm Require an AHS Food Permit? (May 22)
It's the Law! (May 22)
Project Protein: Providing protein to food bank families across Southern Alberta -  (Food Safety Sentinel, Sep 17)
Alberta Agriculture Processors and Producers Labour Employment Needs Summary Report (May 21)
New Halal Labelling Requirements (May 21)

Food Safety

Mandatory Labelling Requirements for Mechanically Tenderized Beef - Effective August 21, 2014 -  (Food Safety Sentinel, Sep 17)
Meet the new Director of the Meat Inspection Branch: Darlene Dittrich -  (Food Safety Sentinel, Sep 17)
Meet the new Food Safety Policy and Extension Section Head: Jeannette Sarac -  (Food Safety Sentinel, Sep 17)
National Meat Training Centre at Olds College Celebrates Grand Reopening -  (Food Safety Sentinel, Sep 17)
New Funding Opportunity Available! -  (Food Safety Sentinel, Sep 17)
Root Cause Analysis: 5 "Whys" -  (Food Safety Sentinel, Sep 17)
Alberta Pork Calling on All of Industry to Participate in Movement Reporting (May 21)
Industry Day 2014 in Red Deer (May 21)

Food & Ag Processing

Food News, September 2014 (Sep 16)
Food News, August 2014 (Aug 5)
Food News, July 2014 (Jul 11)
Food News, June 2014 (Jun 11)
Food News, May 2014 (May 15)
Food News, April 2014 (Apr 14)

Business & Economics

Vegetable and Agritourism Field Day - Things Seen and Lessons Learned (Jun 27)
Alberta Direct Market Average Fruit and Vegetable Prices - 2013/2014 (May 30)
ARD Employment Programs (Mar 31)

Crops

End of Season Checklist for Managing Late Blight (Aug 28)
Hort Morsels - Bits and Pieces - Hort Snacks - September 2014 (Aug 28)
Hort Snacks - September 2014 (Aug 28)
Horticulture Field Day - August 2014 - Report (Aug 28)
Insect of the Month - Sap Beetles (Aug 28)
North American Strawberry Growers Association 2014 Bus Tour - Day 1 report (Aug 28)
Things to Do / Things to Think About This Month - September 2014 (Aug 28)
Upcoming Conferences / Workshops (Aug 28)

Diseases/Insects/ Pests

Disease of the Month - Powdery Mildew vs Downy Mildew (Aug 28)
Disease of the Month - Heat / Drought related Deformities (Jul 31)