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Crops

Common Plants of the Western Rangelands - Volume 3: Forbs (Feb 25)

Ag Engineering

Solar Energy Workshop - Preview of an upcoming workshop on grid-tie solar options for Alberta farmers (Agri-News, Mar 30)
Working Well Workshops (Jan 12)
Long-term Water Management Plans (Dec 15)
Farm Dugouts at Rolly View (Nov 17)
Dugout Construction Considerations (Oct 24)

Business & Economics

Cropchoice$ - Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development has released the 2015 version of the free Cropchoice$ software tool. (Agri-News, Mar 30)
Holistic Management Overview - Preview of an event dealing with systems thinking approach to land management (Agri-News, Mar 30)
Improvements to the Advance Payments Program - Explanation of how the recent changes to the Advance Payments Program will affect producers (Agri-News, Mar 30)
New Livestock Research Webpage - Group creates portal to information from each research group within the livestock research branch (Agri-News, Mar 30)
Assessing the Risk: Farm Safety for Farm Direct Market Operations Webinar (Mar 23)
Getting into Farmers' Markets (Mar 23)
Know Your Customer (Mar 23)
Delegation from Kazakhstan Visits Alberta (Mar 16)

Crops

Shelterbelt Planning and Design (Mar 23)
Varieties of Pulse Crops for Alberta (Mar 23)
New Factsheets and Research Papers at Foragebeef.ca (Mar 16)
Up to One-half of Alberta Hay Supplies may be of Lower Quality (Mar 16)
Hort-Snacks-to-Go Webinar (Mar 2)
Licensing Western Canadian Feed Mills (Feb 23)
Modernizing Canadian Wheat Classes (Feb 23)
Varietal Improvement and High Market Price Encourage Lentil Production (Feb 23)

Diseases/Insects/ Pests

Competition and Antibiosis - Competition and antibioses are two of the ways biocontrol agents can help control plant pests (Agri-News, Mar 30)
Crop Protection 2015 - The 2015 Crop Production "Blue Book" is now available (Agri-News, Mar 30)
How are Biocontrol Agents like James Bond? - Some growers are turning to a new kind of 'undercover operative' to deal with crop pests. (Agri-News, Mar 30)
Alberta's Elm Pruning Ban Starts April 1 (Mar 23)
Fumigating Grain Beetles (Mar 23)
What is IPM? (Mar 23)
Hazardous Material Information is Important for Farmers, too (Mar 2)
AISC Annual Conference and AGM (Feb 17)

Food & Ag Processing

Meat at NAIT (Mar 16)
Three Animated Videos on Food Allergens and Gluten (Mar 16)
Agri-food Opportunities in Brazil (Mar 2)
Social Licence in Agriculture (Feb 23)
Consumer-driven Product Development for Export Markets (Feb 9)
SAIT and Olds College Bring New Programs to Industry (Feb 9)
Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement (Jan 12)
Practical and Effective Food Safety Procedures for Beef Packing Plants (Dec 1)

Food Safety

Food Safety from Farm to Fork (Nov 24)

Learning & 4H

2016 Nuffield Farming Scholarship Applications Open (Mar 9)
Canadian Agriculture Literacy Week (Feb 23)
Alberta Association of Agricultural Societies (Jan 19)
FCC Contributes $130,000 to 4-H Clubs (Jan 19)
4-H Branch Regional Summer Assistant Opportunities (Dec 1)
New Member Inducted into 4-H Alberta Hall of Fame (Oct 31)

Livestock

New Body Condition Scoring Resources - New resources have been added to help cow-calf producers make decisions about managing body condition in their cow herd. (Agri-News, Mar 30)
Supplementing Pregnant Cows - When feeding pregnant cows, an added product can often be the solution to a lack of calcium and magnesium. (Agri-News, Mar 30)
Alberta Lamb Producers 'Meet the Board' (Mar 16)
What is the Best Choice for Cattle Feed Supplementation? (Mar 16)
To Supplement or Not to Supplement (Mar 9)
Canadian Cow-calf Smartphone App Development Survey (Mar 2)
Check Your Rig Before Hauling Livestock This Spring (Mar 2)
Good Winter Calving Practices add to Bottom Line (Mar 2)

Rural Services

Canadian Food Championships Preferred Qualifier Event (Mar 23)
Develop a Safety Strategy for Working Alone on the Farm (Mar 16)
Hazard Assessment and Strategies for Working Alone on the Farm (Mar 16)
Red Deer River Watershed Alliance Spring Forum (Mar 16)
Keep Fatigue out of Farm Shift Work (Mar 9)
Move Farm Equipment Safely on Public Roads this Spring (Mar 9)
Alberta Observes Canadian Agricultural Safety Week March 15 - 21 (Mar 2)
The Importer/Distributor's Perspective (Feb 23)

Soil/Water/Air

Sniffer Dogs Lend a Nose to Mandatory Boat Inspections (Mar 23)
Mighty Peace Watershed Alliance Hosting Webinars (Nov 17)
Lakeland Region Represented in ARECA (Oct 14)

Trade

Doing Business in India (Feb 23)
Alberta Welcomes Delegation from Turkey (Dec 22)
Alberta Participates in India's Agro Tech Show (Dec 8)

Weather & Climate

Moisture Situation Update (Feb 17)
Moisture Situation Update (Jan 12)
Moisture Situation Update (Oct 24)

Ag Engineering

Winter Calving Practices (Feb 27)

Business & Economics

CropChoice$ Updated - Rawlin Thangaraj highlights how producers can use and benefit from using Crop Choice$ (Call of the Land, Mar 31)
Weekly Livestock Market Summary - The latest livestock market news with Herb Lock of FarmSense Marketing (Call of the Land, Mar 30)
U.S. Cattle on Feed Report (Mar 26)
Calculating Accrual (Mar 25)
What's Happening with Fertilizer Prices (Mar 25)
Was Your Farm Profitable in 2014? (Mar 24)
Weekly Livestock Market Summary (Mar 23)
Weekly Grains and Oilseeds Market Summary (Mar 20)

Crops

Alberta's Elm Pruning Ban Starts April 1 - Ken Blackley discusses the ban, which lasts until September 30 (Call of the Land, Mar 30)
Another Industry Perspective on Social Licence (Mar 20)
Social Licence in Agriculture (Mar 18)
Putting Faba Bean in Rotation (Mar 17)
Faba Bean Lessons Learned (Mar 13)
Growing Faba Bean in Alberta (Mar 12)
Agronomy Workshop (Mar 10)
Weed Management in Horticulture Webinar (Mar 9)

Diseases/Insects/ Pests

Crop Protection 2015, the Blue Book, Now Available - Harry Brook and Mark Cutts discuss what's new in this year's edition (Call of the Land, Mar 31)
More Controls on Using Phostoxin (Mar 27)
Using Fumigants for Grain Beetle Control (Mar 26)
Glyphosate Resistant Weeds (Mar 19)

Food & Ag Processing

Mexico Trade Mission (Mar 16)
ALMA-funded Projects (Mar 5)
Social Licence in Agriculture Conference (Feb 26)

Learning & 4H

2016 Nuffield Farming Scholarship Applications Open (Mar 13)
Canadian Ag Literacy Week (Feb 27)
St. Paul Agricultural Society Recognized (Feb 20)

Livestock

Find out about Livestock Research - Miranda Smit discusses the livestock branch's new website (Call of the Land, Mar 31)
Alberta Lamb Producers Meet the Board - Alberta Lamb Producers' Christa Winsnes previews the event (Call of the Land, Mar 30)
Importance of Balanced Rations (Mar 25)
To Supplement or not to Supplement (Mar 24)
Hay Quality (Mar 23)
Social Licence in Agriculture (Mar 19)
2015 Livestock Care Conference (Mar 11)
Western Canadian Cow-Calf Survey Results (Feb 25)

Rural Services

Alberta Agricultural Economics Association Visions Conference (Mar 27)
Alberta FarmSafe Plan (Mar 27)
Farm Safety Webinar (Mar 26)
Northlands Farm and Ranch Show (Mar 24)
Farming Smarter Tour to Germany (Mar 23)
Maintaining Your Farm Safety Plan (Mar 20)
Hazard Control on the Farm (Mar 19)
Hazard Identification and Assessment (Mar 18)

Business & Economics

Agriculture and Rural Development minister comments on changes to the Canadian Wheat Board (Jan 19)
Alberta applauds South Korea's decision to reopen borders to Canadian beef (Jan 19)
Albertans named to Agricultural Products Marketing Council (Jan 19)

Learning & 4H

Albertan inducted into 4-H Hall of Fame (Jan 19)

Livestock

Alberta Lamb Producers share traceability project findings and technology with producers (Jan 15)

Ministry Information

Growing Forward 2 Agriculture Programs Launched in Alberta (Jan 19)

Rural Services

Alberta beef processor reduces environmental footprint and increases production capacity. (Feb 26)

Trade

Export Events: United States (Mar 9)

Rural Services

Carbon monoxide at the work site (Jan 23)
Cold-weather safety tips (Jan 23)
Risk management in winter conditions (Jan 23)
Shift work: getting enough sleep and physical activity (Jan 23)
Working in cold weather (Jan 23)

Business & Economics

Always Time to Learn New Tricks (Jan 13)
New Regulation Booklets Now Available Online (Jan 13)
Olds College Opens On-Campus Food Store (Jan 13)
Upcoming Events (Jan 13)
Explore Local Market Tour: The Greenmarkets of NYC (Dec 15)
Human resources help (Dec 15)
It's the law! (Dec 15)
Upcoming events (Dec 15)

Food & Ag Processing

Popular program expanded (Dec 15)
Tracking nutrition trends survey results (Dec 15)

Business & Economics

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

Food & Ag Processing

CFIA Food Labelling Information Service in Alberta (Mar 2)
Canada-Alberta Job Grant (Mar 2)
Changes to the Meat Inspection Regulation: What has Changed and What is the Impact? (Mar 2)
Emergency Slaughter: What are the Options in Alberta? (Mar 2)
Five-Step Method for Cleaning and Sanitizing (Mar 2)
Food Safety and Lean Manufacuturing: What is the Connection? (Mar 2)
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)

Business & Economics

Awesome ideas in Direct Marketing (Feb 25)
Sizing it Right: Musings From the Canadian Greenhouse Conference (Dec 18)
Making decision-making easy (Oct 30)

Crops

How are Biocontrol Agents Like James Bond? (Mar 18)
Disease of the Month - Cercospora Leaf Spot (Feb 25)
Hort Morsels - Bits and Pieces - Hort Snacks - March 2015 (Feb 25)
Hort Snacks - March 2015 (Feb 25)
Insect of the Month - Cyclamen Mites (Feb 25)
Things to Do / Things to Think About This Month - March 2015 (Feb 25)
Upcoming Conferences / Workshops (Feb 25)
What is IPM? (Feb 25)