Upcoming Workshops & Events
Register for any of the below workshops by calling 1-800-387-6030 OR see individual event flyers.
July 24, 2018
August 18 to 19, 2018
Alberta Open Farm Days returns this August 18-19! Farms have until May 31 to register online. Last year’s event broke records with 101 host farms; 20,000 visits; 22 farm-to-table culinary events; and over $146,000 in on-farm sales. Farm recruitment was featured in a recent Western Producer article here.
Open Farm Days contributes to building public trust in agriculture, growing the local food sector, and increasing ag-tourism by directly connecting consumers with producers right on the farm. Host farms can choose which day (or both days) they wish to open their gates, and are provided insurance specific for the event at no cost to them.
It's no secret, running a farm direct business means paying attention to many moving parts that often take you out of the field and into the office. That's why Alberta Agriculture and Forestry is hosting a series of webinars for producers and processors that will help build savvy marketing and staffing skills.
All Webinars start at 9 a.m. and run 60 minutes in length and include Q&A time.
Register online by clicking HERE.
HortSnacks-to-Go 2017-18 Webinar series
Please check back for the latest listings.
Alberta Climate Information Service (ACIS)
Did you know that there's an interactive tool available through the Alberta government's website that allows producers, farm consultants, and researchers to see Alberta weather forecasts, browse over 10,000 maps of Alberta weather and Alberta climate-related information, and access near real time station data from over 350 meteorological stations operating in the province?
Check it out here.
The maps and weather data describe Alberta's weather, climate and related agriculture features to help with your long-term planning and decision-making throughout the growing season.
AgriProfit$ Business Analysis and Research Program Video
A new video showcasing the AgriProfit$ Program was released in the spring of 2018. This Program is designed to help producers gain insight into what is contributing to their total farm’s performance. AgriProfit$ provides cost and return analysis by enterprise. In return for their participation, producers receive financial and production performance reports which aide in the identification of efficiencies and areas for improvements. The Program is free and individual information remains confidential. Aggregated results are published and used for benchmark comparisons.
Recently the AgriProfit$ Program completed technical enhancements to facilitate ease of use, improved result interpretation and system flexibility. Knowing their own cost of production on the farm is a starting point for profitability. Each year is different – dependent on the relationships between yield – price – costs and the producer’s financial situation.
Economic Section is positioning itself to broaden the reach of AgriProfit$ to more cattle and crop producers. We ask for your assistance in sharing this video and helping to connect producers to this business application.
Check out this video to learn how the Program works and hear from some of the returning participants as to how the Program helped in their farm decisions and the difference it made to their business.
- AgriProfit$ Video: https://youtu.be/X3oRZR5XiO4
- AgriProfit$ Social Media Clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NPj7P9qIQg
- AgriProfit$ Website: agriculture.alberta.ca/agriprofits
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.