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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)

Business & Economics

Getting into Community Shared Agriculture - The Getting into CSA workshop goes November 18, 2014, at the Provincial Building in Lacombe (Agri-News, Sep 29)
Know Your Crop Quality - The first step to marketing a crop is knowing its quality (Agri-News, Sep 29)
Time to Finalize Your Grain Marketing Plan - Now that grain is being harvested and starting to go in the bin, it is time for producers to finalize their grain marketing plan (Agri-News, Sep 29)
Upcoming Session Looks to Help Beginning Farmers - Getting into Farming goes October 30, 2014, in Airdrie (Agri-News, Sep 29)
Considerations When Planning Changes to a Cow Herd (Sep 22)
Explore Local Initiative (Sep 22)
Getting into Farming Information Session (Sep 22)
Importance of Market Fundamentals (Sep 22)

Crops

Harvest Update - The recent warm weather with above average temperatures has allowed producers to make good harvest progress (Agri-News, Sep 29)
Using Drone Technology (Sep 22)
Fall-applied Fertilizers (Sep 15)
New Shelterbelts for Livestock Publications (Sep 15)
Fall Lawn Care (Sep 8)
Frost on Forages (Sep 8)
Stored Grain Insects (Sep 2)
When to Fertilize Winter Wheat (Sep 2)

Diseases/Insects/ Pests

Fall Weed Control - There is window of opportunity this year for fall weed control (Agri-News, Sep 29)
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)

Food & Ag Processing

Education Program Increases Teens' Awareness of Healthy Food Choices (Sep 22)
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)

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)

Livestock

ABP 2014 Fall Producer Meetings - Schedule for the ABP 2014 Fall Producer Meetings (Agri-News, Sep 29)
Time to Increase Your Cow Herd? - While there is no advice that will fit all, there are options that can be adapted to your situation (Agri-News, Sep 29)
Sheep and Goat Grazing Symposium 2014 (Sep 22)
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)

Rural Services

FCC Contributes $1 Million to 78 Community Projects across Canada (Sep 22)
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)

Soil/Water/Air

Nature Conservancy of Canada Completes Landmark Project - The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) in Alberta has announced the completion of the largest conservation easement t in Canadian history. (Agri-News, Sep 29)
Alberta Environmental Farm Plan Website (May 12)

Trade

Korea Rural Hope Foundation Visit (Sep 22)
Alberta Participates in Mission to South Korea (May 5)
Mission from Kazakhstan (May 5)

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

Expanding the Cow Herd - Rick Dehod takes a look at options for those considering expanding their cow herd (Call of the Land, Oct 1)
Getting Into Farming Information Session - Mark Shand discusses his role in the October 30 session in Airdrie (Call of the Land, Oct 1)
Update on Pulse Crop Markets - Chuck Penner discusses how pulse crops were affected by the cool, wet weather (Call of the Land, Oct 1)
Drying Firewood - Jeff Renton discusses how to dry firewood to the best moisture content (Call of the Land, Sep 30)
Moisture Content in Firewood - Jeff Renton discusses how moisture content is key to firewood efficiency (Call of the Land, Sep 29)
Weekly Livestock Market Summary - The latest livestock market news with Herb Lock of FarmSense Marketing (Call of the Land, Sep 29)
Canadian Total Excellence in Agricultural Management Program (Sep 26)
Continuous Improvement Workshop (Sep 26)

Crops

National Organic Week (Sep 26)
Advances in Plant Breeding (Sep 25)
AC Mountainview--A New Variety of Sainfoin Holds Promise (Sep 19)
Alberta Canola Producers Commission Call (Sep 19)
New Variety of Sainfoin Holds Promise (Sep 18)
Export Data for Peas and Lentils (Sep 17)
Proper Grain Storage Techniques (Sep 16)
Alberta Barley Commission Looking for Directors (Sep 15)

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)

Food & Ag Processing

Using Food Labels (Sep 4)
Food Product Labels (Sep 3)

Food Safety

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

Livestock

Focus of the Alberta Stables Association (Sep 24)
Update on the Alberta Stables Association (Sep 23)
Alberta Goat Breeders Convention (Sep 18)
Equine Welfare Training Program (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)

Rural Services

Moving Farm Vehicles Safely (Sep 22)
Agriculture Minister Olson on his Reappointment (Sep 18)
Federal Government Makes Funding Announcements (Sep 16)
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)

Soil/Water/Air

Fall Fertilizer Application - Mark Cutts discusses which nutrients can be applied in the fall, when and in what amounts (Call of the Land, Sep 30)
Fall Fertilizer Application - Mark Cutts discusses advantages of applying fertilizer in the fall (Call of the Land, Sep 29)
Maintaining Water Wells (Sep 5)
Fertilization Strategies for Winter Wheat (Aug 26)
Water Testing (Aug 26)

Statistics

Harvest Update - Lukas Matejovsky takes a look at where we're at in terms of harvest progress, yields and crop quality (Call of the Land, Sep 30)
Latest Crop Report (Sep 8)
Harvest Getting Underway (Aug 26)

Weather & Climate

How Cold and How Much Snow Last Week? (Sep 15)
Snow on Standing Canola (Sep 9)

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

Anti-SPAM Legislation in Effect (Sep 23)
Developing Customer Loyalty (Sep 23)
Egg Farmers of Alberta Announce Youth Development Program (Sep 23)
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)

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)

Rural Services

Upcoming Events (Sep 23)

Food & Ag Processing

Mandatory Labelling Requirements for Mechanically Tenderized Beef - Effective August 21, 2014 (Sep 17)
National Meat Training Centre at Olds College Celebrates Grand Reopening (Sep 17)
Project Protein: Providing protein to food bank families across Southern Alberta (Sep 17)
Root Cause Analysis: 5 "Whys" (Sep 17)
Alberta Agriculture Processors and Producers Labour Employment Needs Summary Report (May 21)
New Halal Labelling Requirements (May 21)

Food Safety

Meet the new Director of the Meat Inspection Branch: Darlene Dittrich (Sep 17)
Meet the new Food Safety Policy and Extension Section Head: Jeannette Sarac (Sep 17)
New Funding Opportunity Available! (Sep 17)
Alberta Pork Calling on All of Industry to Participate in Movement Reporting (May 21)
Industry Day 2014 in Red Deer (May 21)
Introducing The New Food Safety and Animal Welfare Divisional Web Page (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)

Crops

Disease of the Month - Common Scab of Potato - Overview of damage, symptoms and management of Common Scab of potato (Hort Snacks, Sep 30)
Hort Morsels - Bits and Pieces - Hort Snacks - October 2014 - Various odds and ends of information and articles of interest to horticultural producers from the October 2014 issue of Hort Snacks (Hort Snacks, Sep 30)
Hort Snacks - October 2014 - Introduction to the October 2014 issue of Hort Snacks, a newsletter with timely articles targeted at direct market horticulture production (Hort Snacks, Sep 30)
Insect of the Month - Bronze Birch Borer - Overview of symptoms, life cycle and management strategies of Bronze Birch Borer which affects species of ash trees (Hort Snacks, Sep 30)
North American Strawberry Growers Association 2014 Bus Tour - Day 2 report - A overview of the NASGA summer bus tour 2014, with observations and lessons learned (Hort Snacks, Sep 30)
Things to Do / Things to Think About This Month - October 2014 - List of necessary tasks for horticultural producers to complete as ongoing maintenance for their fruit and vegetables during the month of October (Hort Snacks, Sep 30)
Upcoming Conferences / Workshops - List of events being held in October, November and December 2014 that might be of interest to horticulture crop producers (Hort Snacks, Sep 30)
End of Season Checklist for Managing Late Blight (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)