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Ag Engineering

Farm Dugouts at Rolly View (Nov 17)
Dugout Construction Considerations (Oct 24)
Getting the Most out of Firewood (Sep 8)
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)

Business & Economics

Beef InfoXchange System Expanding (Dec 8)
Farm Direct Marketing: Know the Regulations (Dec 8)
Labour Market Information Survey (Dec 8)
Online Tool Helps Producers Manage Cash Flow (Dec 8)
Research Projects Address Ag Labour (Dec 1)
Christmas Tree Tips (Nov 24)
Introducing Dean Dyck (Nov 24)
Surviving and Thriving under Canada's New Anti-spam Legislation (Nov 24)

Crops

Hortsnacks@Night X2 in January (Dec 15)
Hydroponics Food Production Workshop (Dec 15)
Commercial Vegetable Production on the Prairies (Dec 8)
Elm Sanitation (Dec 8)
Give a Growing Gift to Gardening Enthusiasts (Dec 8)
Great Gift Ideas for Livestock Producers (Dec 8)
Grain Research Gets $18 Million (Dec 1)
New Crop Varieties and Variety Tables (Dec 1)

Diseases/Insects/ Pests

Insect Forecast Maps Go Live (Dec 15)
Multi-pathogen Tests for Common Cattle Diseases (Dec 15)
Avian Influenza - What Producers Need to Know (Dec 8)
New Research into Johne's Disease (Nov 24)
New Video on BSE Surveillance (Nov 24)
Beeginners Beekeeping Course (Oct 31)
Biosecurity Guidelines for Horse Events (Oct 24)
Native Pollinators and Agriculture in Canada (Oct 20)

Food & Ag Processing

Practical and Effective Food Safety Procedures for Beef Packing Plants (Dec 1)
Prospective Grading Tools Could Add Convenience to Beef Industry (Dec 1)
Morning Rush: Breakfast Meal Trends (Oct 14)
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)

Food Safety

Food Safety from Farm to Fork (Nov 24)

Learning & 4H

4-H Branch Regional Summer Assistant Opportunities (Dec 1)
New Member Inducted into 4-H Alberta Hall of Fame (Oct 31)
Alberta Barley Elections (Sep 8)

Livestock

New Additions at Foragebeef.ca (Dec 15)
Selecting a Cattle Overwintering Site (Dec 15)
Storm Chaser to Speak at WCGC (Dec 1)
The Wintering Site Assessment and Design Tool (Dec 1)
Alberta Beef Producers Elect Delegates (Nov 24)
Young Leaders Compete for Mentorship Spot (Nov 24)
Studying Cattle Feed Efficiency throughout Finishing (Nov 17)
ABP Photo Contest (Nov 10)

Rural Services

Alberta Agriculture's YouTube Channel (Dec 15)
Organic Master Gardener Program (Dec 1)
Sustainable Farm Families (Dec 1)
U of A Faculty Head Looks to Future (Nov 10)
Alberta FarmSafe Plan Testing to Continue (Oct 31)
Agriculture - Grow It! (Oct 24)
The Agriculture Faculty at the U of A Kicks off its Centennial Celebrations (Oct 20)
Building Soil - Creating Land (Oct 14)

Soil/Water/Air

Water Conversation Flows into Action (Dec 15)
Mighty Peace Watershed Alliance Hosting Webinars (Nov 17)
Lakeland Region Represented in ARECA (Oct 14)

Trade

International Buyers at Farmfair International (Dec 15)
Alberta Participates in India's Agro Tech Show (Dec 8)

Weather & Climate

Moisture Situation Update (Oct 24)
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)

Business & Economics

Highlights and Challenges from 2014 - Agriculture Minister Verlyn Olson looks back on 2014 (Call of the Land, Dec 16)
Workshop on Wheels - Karen Goad has details on the January 27 on-farm retail workshop on wheels (Call of the Land, Dec 16)
Weekly Livestock Market Summary (Dec 15)
Weekly Grains and Oilseeds Market Summary (Dec 12)
Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation and Marketing (Dec 10)
Marketing Next Year's Pulse Crops (Dec 10)
Changes to the Beef InfoXchange System, BIXS (Dec 9)
Caring for a Christmas Tree (Dec 8)

Crops

2014 Sugar Beet Crop - Michel Camps discusses this year's crop quality and looks to 2015 (Call of the Land, Dec 16)
Stocking Stuffer Ideas - Ideas for the gardener in the family (Call of the Land, Dec 16)
Spraying Innovations (Dec 12)
Spraying Innovations for Fruit and Vegetable Producers (Dec 11)
Choosing Varieties (Dec 10)
Interpreting Variety Tables (Dec 9)
New Resource for Vegetable Producers (Dec 9)
Spike in Reports of Heated Canola (Dec 4)

Diseases/Insects/ Pests

Great Gift Ideas for Livestock Producers (Dec 15)
Participating in the BSE Surveillance Program (Dec 12)
A Veterinarian's Perspective on the BSE Surveillance Program (Dec 11)
What Alberta Poultry Producers Need to Know about Avian Influenza (Dec 5)
Insect Forecast Maps (Dec 4)
New Video on BSE Surveillance (Nov 19)

Food & Ag Processing

New Publications for Farm Direct Marketers (Dec 11)
Food Safety from Farm to Fork Workshop (Dec 4)
Improving Food Safety (Nov 26)

Food Safety

Food Safety and You Workshop (Nov 26)

Livestock

Livestock Wintering Site Selection - Karen Yakimishyn discusses what's involved in selecting a wintering site (Call of the Land, Dec 17)
Beef Winter Management Field Day (Dec 15)
Western Canadian Grazing Conference (Dec 3)
Cattlemen's Young Leaders Program (Dec 1)
Cows Save the Planet (Nov 28)
Wintering Site Assessment Tool Pt.2 (Nov 28)
Wintering Site Assessment Tool (Nov 27)
Western Canadian Cow-Calf Survey (Nov 18)

Rural Services

Alberta Agriculture's YouTube Channel (Dec 8)
Storm Chaser at the Western Canadian Grazing Conference (Dec 2)
Sustainable Farm Families (Dec 2)
Agriculture Financial Services Corporation Deadline (Nov 12)
Agriculture Grow It! (Nov 12)

Soil/Water/Air

Manure Management Update - Trevor Wallace has details of the January 19 Manure Management Update in Lethbridge (Call of the Land, Dec 17)
World Soil Day (Dec 5)
Evaluating Fertilizer Performance Claims (Nov 20)
Mighty Peace Watershed Alliance Hosting Webinars (Nov 17)

Trade

Agriculture Minister Olson Looks Back on his Asia Trade Mission - Agriculture Minister Olson says this was one of his highlights of 2014 (Call of the Land, Dec 17)

Food & Ag Processing

Export Events: United States (Dec 2)

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

Explore Local Market Tour: The Greenmarkets of NYC (Dec 15)
Human resources help (Dec 15)
It's the law! (Dec 15)
Tracking nutrition trends survey results (Dec 15)
Anti-SPAM Legislation in Effect (Sep 23)
Developing Customer Loyalty (Sep 23)
Upcoming Events (Sep 23)

Food Safety

Popular program expanded (Dec 15)

Livestock

Egg Farmers of Alberta Announce Youth Development Program (Sep 23)

Rural Services

Upcoming events (Dec 15)

Food & Ag Processing

The Interactive Map is up and Running! (Dec 1)
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)

Food Safety

Alberta Agriculture is Conducting a Microbiological Baseline Survey on Beef Carcasses (Dec 1)
How to Control and Reduce E. coli O157:H7 in Meat Facilities (Dec 1)
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)

Food & Ag Processing

Food News, December 2014 (Dec 14)
Food News, October 2014 (Oct 14)
Food News, September 2014 (Sep 16)
Food News, August 2014 (Aug 5)
Food News, July 2014 (Jul 11)

Business & Economics

Making decision-making easy (Oct 30)
Vegetable and Agritourism Field Day - Things Seen and Lessons Learned (Jun 27)

Crops

Disease of the Month - Silver Scurf (Nov 28)
Hort Morsels - Bits and Pieces - Hort Snacks - December 2014 (Nov 28)
Hort Snacks - December 2014 (Nov 28)
Insect of the Month - Cankerworms in Trees (Nov 28)
Things to Do / Things to Think About This Month - December 2014 (Nov 28)
Upcoming Conferences / Workshops (Nov 28)
Disease of the Month - Bacterial Ring Rot (Oct 30)
Hort Morsels - Bits and Pieces - Hort Snacks - November 2014 (Oct 30)

Diseases/Insects/ Pests

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