Agricultural Service Board Workshops & Courses

Upcoming Workshops & Events

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Riparian Management Course

September 21 to 22, 2018

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To register, contact Chris Elder by phone at 780-853-7844 or via email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Beef Cattle Marketing and Nutrition Seminar

October 18, 2018

Calling all farmers and ranchers to our beef cattle marketing and nutrition seminar! Join us for a tasty dinner and hear how the beef cattle markets are this fall and when you should sell, as well as learning key strategies for getting through winter on low feed supplies, how to read and utilize your feed tests. We suggest bringing your feed tests with you so you can follow along! The Stettler Vet Clinic will also be informing us of the drug dispensing laws coming into effect in December 2018.

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For a PDF of the above poster, click HERE.

To register, click HERE.


webinars copyIt'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.


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HortSnacks-to-Go 2017-18 Webinar series

Contact Dustin Morton for more information or to register This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register.


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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.


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.

So You Want to Grow Corn

A Look at Rising CO2 Impact on Alberta Crops

 

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