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Oct 24

SIAL Food Show: An Exchange of Ideas

Posted on Oct 24 By: Cole Christensen

Alberta Barley’s region one director-at-large Glenn Logan and communications manager Cole Christensen were in Paris, France this past week for the SIAL food show. With over 6,000 exhibitors, SIAL is one of the largest gatherings of countries, food distributors and importers/exporters in the world. When you are on a trade mission for Alberta Barley, the

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Oct 24

Alberta Barley chairman stepping down, but not stepping away from agriculture

Posted on Oct 24 By: Tyler Difley

Matt Sawyer has been Alberta Barley’s chairman since 2010 and Region Two director since 2009. Prior to that, he was a delegate for six years. In the more than a decade since he joined the organization, Sawyer has achieved much in his agricultural career, while overseeing the complete restructuring of Alberta Barley. “Working with the

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Oct 21

Brewing local is a win-win for barley farmers and craft brewers

Posted on Oct 21 By: Sydney Duhaime

When it comes to beer, Alberta-based Big Rock has set the standard for choosing to “brew local.” The craft brewer is recognizing the benefits of locally grown ingredients, and Alberta barley farmers and consumers are benefitting from Big Rock’s revolutionary decision. “Choosing local gives us better control over the malt that is produced for us,

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Oct 17

Spotlight on Research: Balancing Seed and Foliar Fungicide Treatments

Posted on Oct 17 By: Ian Doig

As many producers have moved to an alternating canola-cereal rotation, and producers cultivating on-farm cattle feed grow continuous barley, the risk of above- and below-ground plant diseases increases, according to Kelly Turkington, research scientist, plant pathology, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) Lacombe Research Centre. “Given that we don’t have varieties with resistance to all leaf

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Oct 8

AgriTrade Alberta Crops Extension Breakfast

Posted on Oct 8 By: Sydney Duhaime

Join Alberta Barley, Alberta Canola Producers Commission, Alberta Pulse Growers and Alberta Wheat Commission for the AgriTrade Alberta Crops Extension Breakfast. Enjoy a free breakfast at the Sheraton Inn (formerly the Capri Centre) in Red Deer, AB on Thursday, Nov. 6. Guest speaker Merle Good will discuss how Alberta’s new proposed legislation could affect your will.

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Oct 7

Feed Coalition selects Glenn Logan as new chair

Posted on Oct 7 By: Sydney Duhaime

(Calgary, Alberta) October 7, 2014 – The Feed Coalition, the chief advocate for Alberta’s feed industry, has selected Glenn Logan of Lomond, AB as its new chair. “I am looking forward to this new challenge,” said Logan. “As the owner of a feedlot, as well as a farmer and a seed grower, I know the

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