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Ag Issues: What's on your radar

posted Mar 3, 2021, 6:16 AM by Action for Agriculture

We encourage you to fill out the following survey to help us plan for the future. You also can help by sharing this survey with others. We would like to have your input prior to March 19, 2021 so we have time to organize it for discussion at the AGM. 

Action for Agriculture AGM March 26, 2021

posted Mar 3, 2021, 6:14 AM by Action for Agriculture

We're going to try again for our AGM that was postponed in 2020. 


Our first order of business will be to get some members for 2021. Please renew your membership using:

1. Interac e-Transfer to info@actionforagriculture.com to pay via email if your bank supports it


2. mail your payment to:

Action For Agriculture
265041 Rge Rd 274
Rocky View County AB T4A 3J6 

Membership rates are:
Individual $25               Family $45           Corporate $75

Now that you've become a member do you have any interest in serving on the board? We meet about 8 evenings per year for a few hours.


We also encourage you to fill out the following survey to help us plan for the future. You can help by sharing this survey and invitation with others. 

We would like to have your input prior to March 19, 2021 so we have time to organize it for discussion at the AGM. 

Pesticide Applicator Workshop on March 4th

posted Feb 17, 2021, 6:37 AM by Action for Agriculture

Farming Smarter invites you to their virtual Pesticide Applicator Workshop on March 4th, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm ($75). Please click here for details and registration.

2021 Red-Bow Ranching Conference

posted Jan 29, 2021, 2:57 PM by Action for Agriculture

The Ranching Opportunities and Ladies Livestock Lessons will be held a little differently this year by combining them on a virtual platform. We hope that you will join us on-line and that we will be back together in-person for 2022!

Agenda & Registration

Register now to be entered into the early bird draw (ends January 15th)


February 2nd (1:00pm to 3:30pm)

Click here to Register for February 2nd


When Minerals Go Bad

Dr. Elizabeth Homerosky, Veterinary Agri-Health Services  


20 Years of Riparian Management Solutions

Ken Lewis, Red Deer County ALUS Coordinator 

Kelsey Spicer-Rawe, Cows & Fish Riparian Specialist 


February 4th (1:00pm to 3:30pm)

Click here to Register for February 4th


Smart Ranch Innovations

Olds College Technology Access Centre for Livestock Production 

Orphan Wells on Your Ranch

Orphan Well Association

Direct Marketing Producer Panel

Ben & Stephanie Campbell, Grazed Right 

Lorin Doerksen, Gemstone Cattle Company 

Contact Information

Fallon Sherlock

Land Care Coordinator, Kneehill County

Ph: 403-443-5541


Don't let pride get in the way of successful succession planning

posted Jan 29, 2021, 2:49 PM by Action for Agriculture

Elaine Froese (pronounced ‘phrase’), CSP is a certified professional speaker, certified coach, author, and Arlan Academy presenter. She’s a go-to expert for farm families who want better communication and conflict resolution to secure a successful farm transition.

Her expertise is to discuss what she calls the Undiscussabull™ – the bull in the middle of the farm family that no one wants to talk about.

read her article on pride here:

The Alberta Water Nexus: Energy, Food and People

posted Nov 29, 2020, 10:48 AM by Action for Agriculture

These six short videos introduce different aspects of the water-energy-food nexus and how our communities are connected through it.

Three little puddles into one big pond

posted Nov 28, 2020, 10:39 AM by Action for Agriculture

Prairie pothole consolidation has been occurring almost from the time the first farmers arrived. The concept is simple. Drain small nuisance wetlands into one large pothole to gain arable acres.

A major research component is to explore the agricultural potential of drained wetlands with an emphasis on improving nutrient uptake, thus reducing the nutrient load down-stream. This will include fertility management, residue management and novel cropping practices. The greater nutrient mineralization on the drained soil should allow Weiseth to grow crops with a reduced fertility prescription.

The residue management treatment will focus on shallow incorporation of trash into the soil to reduce contact between residue and snow runoff water. This should reduce the amount of soluble phosphorous flowing away in runoff.

The novel cropping treatment will look at the use of mixes of annual forages, including legumes. The reduced fertility requirement at seeding with legumes should reduce nutrient losses in the runoff water.

For more see the Western Producer

Edmonton RAMP

posted Nov 14, 2020, 7:08 AM by Action for Agriculture   [ updated Nov 14, 2020, 7:11 AM ]

Farming Smarter Conference & Trade Show

posted Nov 4, 2020, 6:16 PM by Action for Agriculture

Come back to High Definition networking! #FSCONF20 Step away from the screen and come be seen! 
** Please complete AHS self-assessment prior to attending each day **  

Also available as a digital conference with ways to interact with speakers and digital participants Agenda Emcee Dianne Finstad is back! FSconf 2020 agenda We are working with Alberta Health Services (AHS) and Exhibition Park to ensure we follow safety protocols and recommendations. Click here to review the current AHS trade show guidelines  Book a booth…

Expanding agriculture research at the U of A

posted Oct 26, 2020, 7:42 PM by Action for Agriculture

Agriculture and Forestry has reached an agreement to transfer key research programs to the University of Alberta, strengthening its agriculture research capacity.

The University of Alberta will receive a $3.7-million grant to assist in the transition of critical agriculture research programs and researchers.

These researchers and programs now reside with the University of Alberta:

  • John Basarab, beef genomics and feed efficiency
  • Dr. Marcos Colazo, reproductive management in beef and dairy cattle
  • Valerie Carney, Poultry Innovation Project lead
  • Sheri Strydhorst, cereal agronomy

Alberta farmers and ranchers will continue to benefit from world-leading research that will now be housed at the University of Alberta. These researchers and programs, previously with Agriculture and Forestry, will continue to benefit the province’s farmers and livestock producers under the current agreement.

Quick facts

  • Established in March, RDAR is a non-profit producer-led company that operates at arm’s length from the Government of Alberta.
    • RDAR and the Government of Alberta recently reached a $37-million annual funding agreement.
    • RDAR determines and funds industry-wide research priorities to enhance producers’ competitive advantage.
  • The University of Alberta is one of the world’s top research universities, with expertise in both established and emerging fields including health, artificial intelligence, energy, food safety and security, and nanotechnology.

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