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Ropin' The Web

HACCP - Making Food Products Safe
Alberta Agriculture's YouTube Channel features videos relating to Crops, Business & Economics, Rural Services, Soils and now Food & Ag Processing.  The newest addition features the two part module of the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) - Making Food Products Safe.  Click here to view the video >
 


Important Deadline for the AgriStability Program
Reminder that the Supplementary/Tax forms for the AgriStability program are due on September 30th. Tips for completing forms is highlighted on  COTL interview >
 


Beef Barley Braise
Try a cosy weekday meal by Alberta Milk.  This website features recipes that add cheese, sour cream and other dairy ingredients along with cooked meats, pasta and of course green leafy vegetables and other vegetables to help you make fun, wholesome summertime suppers.  For this and other great recipes that include dairy products,  click here >
 

Pest Corner


Late Blight of Potatoes and Tomatoes
Late blight has been reported in many areas across southern and central Alberta, with indications that it has been found in some commercial potato fields. Robert Spencer, commercial horticulture specialist, Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development states that the largest number of reports has been from urban residential plantings of potatoes and tomatoes.  Read more >
 

Markets



Crops

Livestock


 

Business

Business Opportunity Program
The Growing Forward Business Opportunity program is taking applications. Program coordinator Jodi Murphy discusses the purpose of the program.  COTL interview >
 

Survey on Labour Requirements on Small-Scale Farms
The Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council is conducting research about the labour requirements of small-scale farm operations in Alberta and across the country. Executive director Danielle Vinette says the types of questions on the survey relate to the employment situation on these farms.  COTL interview >
 

Alberta Greenhouse Industry Profile 2010
A recently completed study of the Alberta greenhouse crops industry shows that the industry has grown by 10.5 per cent during the past decade. “The present size of the industry stands at 113.055 million square feet (1.213 million square meters), or 300 acres (121.4 hectares) under cover,” says Dr. Mohyuddin Mirza, greenhouse consultant, Edmonton.  Read more >
 

Jobs In Agriculture

Food Safety Surveillance Scientist Position
Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development is looking for Food Safety Surveillance Scientist to work fulltime in Edmonton. The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.  Job posting >
 

Alberta Association of Agriculture Societies Executive Assistant
The Alberta Association of Agricultural Societies is seeking an individual who can effectively communicate and work with volunteers and business people.  Application Deadline is September 20, 2010.  Further Details >
 

Crops

September Hort Snacks
Alberta Agriculture's Robert Spencer highlights the second Fruit & Vegetable Feild Day and the first day of the North American Strawberry Growers Association Summer Bus Tour in the September issue of Hort Snacks. Each month, the e-newsletter Hort Snacks includes an update on what’s happening in commercial horticulture in the province as well as current information and advice on growing horticulture crops.  Click here to view the September issue >
 

Election Period Underway for Canadian Wheat Board Director Elections
The Canadian Wheat Board director election period is officially underway, with the opening of candidate nominations for Districts 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9. Producers who are interested in seeking a seat on the Wheat Board’s governing board of directors are encouraged to complete the nomination process before October 15.  COTL interview >
 

Research Priorities for the Western Grains Research Foundation
Priorities have been announced for the new Western Grains Research Foundation Directed Research Program. The six broad research priority areas were selected as important research areas that will benefit western Canadian producers of all crops.  More details >
 

Livestock

BSE Surveillance Program
Typically, fall is the busiest time of the year for samples being submitted to the BSE surveillance program. Dr. Gerald Hauer, our province’s chief veterinarian, discusses the importance of producers continuing to submit samples on the  COTL interview >
 

Environment


Managing Our Rangeland in the North
Managing our Rangeland in the North is a two part series video available on Alberta Agriculture's YouTube channel and on Ropin' the Web.  This video was published in 1995 and focuses on a common-sense approach to grazing that will help you to maintain, restore and enhance the productivity of your rangelands.   Click here to view the video >
 

The Agri-Environmental Partnership of Alberta
The two part interview focuses on the Agri-Environmental Partnership of Alberta that was established two years ago and the accomplishments it has made.

 Listen to Call of the Land >
 

Banff to Host International Greenhouse Gases and Animal Agriculture Conference
The 4th International Conference on Greenhouse Gases and Animal Agriculture will take place October. 3 to 8, 2010, at the Banff Park Lodge.  This conference is an opportunity for the leading scientists in this area globally to present the latest advances and knowledge.  Read more >
 

Rural Development

AAAS Scholarships
The Alberta Association of Agricultural Societies (AAAS) scholarsip application forms for the Agricultural Scholarship Award and General Scholarship are available on-line at www.albertaagsocieties.ca. Application Deadline: December 29, 2010.  More details >
 

Funding for Farm Safety Training
The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association, or CASA, and Farm Credit Canada have partnered to provide support for safety training programs, with the new $100,000 FCC Ag Safety Fund.  Applications will be accepted September 13 through October 27, 2010.

 Read more >
 


4-H Summer Camping Programs
It’s been another successful summer camp season for Alberta 4-H.  These summer programs are a great way for members to develop skills while making lasting friendships.  Read more >
 

Monday, September 13, 2010

In this issue

Features

Coming Events

Pest Corner

Markets

Business

Jobs In Agriculture

Crops

Livestock

Environment

Rural Development

Coming Events

Lower Athabasca Region Consultations
Details on the various locations on  Coming Events >
 

City Slickers Harvest 2010
Stony Plain, Sept. 17  Details >
 

Clean-Tech Workshops
Lacombe, Sept. 17  Details >
 

Clean-Tech Convention
Red Deer, Sept. 18  Details >
 

Healthy Happy Horses Workshop II
Fairview, Sept. 25  Details >
 

Local Food Events Workshop
Vermilion, Sept. 28  Details >
 

AHA! Clinic
Aridrie, Sept. 29  Details >
 

International Marketing Boot Camp
Edmonton, Sept. 30 - Oct. 1  Details >
 

2010 Family Enterprise Forum
Edmonton, Oct. 7  Details >
 

Garlic Festival
Andrew, Oct. 16  Details >
 

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