Upcoming Workshops & Events
Join us to learn the ins and outs of raising meat goats! Whether you are thinking of getting goats or already have them, we guarantee you will learn something new! Topics include marketing, nutrition, bio security and tips on kidding! Come listen to a variety of small ruminant veterinarians and experienced producers in the industry!
"Farming and Ranching for soil health enhances biodiversity and increases biological activity. Now attendees will have the opportunity to attend two great conferences in one."
(Spruce Grove/West Yellowhead Region)
Cost: $25/person, includes tour transportation and lunch
Agri-tourism and farm direct operators are invited to join us for this one-day tour that will visit three farms. Tour stop operators will share their real-world experiences.
- Learn from an experienced agri-tourism coach who will provide insights throughout the day
- Discover techniques from the Open Farm Days Coaching program
- Enjoy opportunities for peer-to-peer networking with other producers
- Receive a local food lunch and artisan winery tour!
This workshop will discuss how genetic and genomic tools can help identify superior animals to develop a productive and profitable cow herd. With weather-related challenges in recent years, there is a huge variability in feed supply and quality; speakers will discuss potential health and nutrition related problems producers may face this winter and how to minimize difficulties during calving and breeding seasons. A local veterinarian will speak on local health issues and concerns.
October 23: Lethbridge College
October 24: Olds College
October 26 Lakeland College
This one-day workshop is for people interested in learning more about selling food direct to consumers and potentially transitioning into retail sales. Participants will learn about the local food opportunity as well as the different market channels they could pursue.
Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Wildwood Recreation Complex, 5530 50th Street, Wildwood
Cost: $23.75 + GST per person, includes lunch and snacks
Register by October 17, 2017: Call 1-800-387-6030 or register online at https://eservices.alberta.ca/essentials-of-selling-local-food.html
This session is for those who are thinking about getting into farming as a business and who want farming to be their primary source of income.
Information will be provided about farming at a very high level, giving participants a ‘Taste of Agriculture in Alberta’ and showing them what they need to do/research to establish a successful farming enterprise.
If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Bosse, New Venture Specialist at 403-755-6116.
It's no secret, running a farm direct business means paying attention to many moving parts that often take you out of the field and into the office. That's why Alberta Agriculture and Forestry is hosting a series of webinars for producers and processors that will help build savvy marketing and staffing skills.
Register by clicking on each individual link or go online to explorelocal.ca/events.
Crop Production Workshop - Presentations
This workshop was held on March 15, 2017. Below are the slides from two of the presentations given during the workshop.