Local Agriculture

In an ongoing effort to strengthen market opportunities for Canadian wheat, the wheat commissions in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba will be collaborating with grain companies on a renewed representative governance model and strategic direction for the Canadian International Grains Institute (Cigi).

The Cattlemen’s Young Leaders (CYL) mentorship program is ready to select its winners of this year’s program this month as participants anxiously await the news.

Alberta Beef Producers (ABP) officials are hoping to gain nominations for the 2018 Environmental Stewardship awards this year before the deadline approaches.

The Lethbridge research station held an open house at the end of June for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada to showcase to members of the public the important projects they work on daily within the community.

As a member of the National Environmental Farm Plan (NEFP) steering committee, the Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) invites Agri-food stakeholders from across the value chain to attend the second annual NEFP Summit in Ottawa this November.

With Alberta being a province known for its agriculture background, the importance of irrigation can sometimes be overlooked.

The 2nd annual Homestead show and Market was held in Fort Macleod June 9-10. This agriculture homestead show and livestock market was brought back this year so vendors could work with the public to promote heritage breed poultry and specialty livestock.

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