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Thursday, 10 November 2016 05:55

Alberta Beef Producers delegate election results

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Official counting of the ballots took place November 9. Zone 3 was the only zone with an election this year. The remaining eight zones elected delegates by acclamation with vacancies in Zones 2, 4, 5 and 9. The election took place during the Alberta Beef Producers (ABP) Fall Producer Meetings held across Alberta in October and November.

Economically, with a direct value of $5.09 billion, forages are Canada’s third largest crop.

The Agricultural Excellence Conference is set for Nov. 22-24 in Calgary.

It was what the residents of Foremost and surrounding areas have been waiting a long time to hear and finally, on Sept. 22, the train for the Forty Mile Rail Line rolled into town, much to the excitement of the 300 people who turned out to help celebrate the milestone.

As reported in September’s Pulse Market Report, the quality of lentils is expected to be lower than normal in Western Canada.

Southern Alberta 4-H turns 100 next year, and to celebrate, Lethbridge Exhibition Park is hosting an event marking the importance of the organization to generations of southern Albertans.
The Southern 4-H Region kick-off event will take place  Jan. 7 in the North Pavilion at Exhibition Park.
The region comprises an area from south of Calgary to the U.S. border, and both provincial borders east and west. There are 56 clubs with more than 950 members, and more than 250 volunteer leaders.
4-H Clubs and the projects they provide for young people can include traditional animal-based projects, but in the years since, 4-H began have expanded to include other activities such as photography, woodworking, snowmobiling, and more.
“If you can dream it, you can do it,” said Andy Pittman, committee chair for Southern Alberta 4-H.
4-H ambassador Christine Suominen said the organization has encouraged her to develop citizenship, life skills, leadership, and responsibility through opportunities and positive role models in a tight-knit community.
“To me, 4-H is a big community equipping their children with skills necessary to enter society. This is achieved by compassionate, warm-hearted people who believe in the program.

Wednesday, 05 October 2016 14:19

4-H Canada launches new Alumni Club

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4-H Canada has launched a new 4-H alumni program.

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