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Feb 24

Job Posting: Research Manager

Posted on Feb 24 By: Ellen Cottee

The Alberta Barley Commission is seeking a full-time Research Manager for our Calgary office. Alberta Barley is focused on improving the profitability of Alberta barley growers by investing in research, market development, and policy initiatives. Reporting to the General Manager, the Research Manager is a member of the senior leadership team and is responsible for ensuring the smooth

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Feb 21

21% tax credit available for Alberta’s barley farmers

Posted on Feb 21 By: Alberta Barley

(Calgary, Alberta) Feb. 21, 2017 – Alberta barley farmers who did not request a refund of their check-off dollars will qualify for a 2016 Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax credit. The SR&ED credit allows farmers to claim the portion of their check-off dollars used to fund research. The rate for the 2016 tax

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Feb 15

Alberta Wheat and Alberta Barley launch new mentorship and leadership program

Posted on Feb 15 By: AdvancingAg

(Calgary, Alberta) Wednesday, February 15, 2017 – This week the Alberta Wheat Commission and Alberta Barley are launching the AdvancingAg Future Leaders Program, a new program to inspire future farm leaders through a leadership and mentorship experience. “The AdvancingAg Future Leaders Program is about fostering a strong network of future agriculture leaders for a progressive

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Dec 21

Minimizing the carbon levy

Posted on Dec 21 By: Team Alberta

  Alberta Crop Commissions Working to Minimize Carbon Levy Impact FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Leduc, Alberta) December 21, 2016 – Alberta’s four major crop commissions, operating as Team Alberta, continue to work together to minimize the impact of the carbon levy on farmers. In recent consultations with the provincial Climate Technology Task Force, Team Alberta advocated

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Dec 9

Jason Lenz elected as new chair of Alberta Barley

Posted on Dec 9 By: Alberta Barley

Region three director had served as vice-chair for the last two years Dec. 8, 2016 (Banff, AB): Jason Lenz has been unanimously elected as the new chair of Alberta Barley following today’s board meeting. Lenz was first elected as vice-chair at the 2014 AGM and served two years in that role. The changing of the

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Nov 28

Notice about proposed check-off increase

Posted on Nov 28 By: Alberta Barley

Alberta Barley is proposing to increase its service charge to $1.20/MT at its Annual General Meeting, Dec. 8, in Banff, AB. The proposed change would take effect Aug. 1, 2017. Currently, the Alberta Barley provincial check-off is $1/MT. In addition, there is a $0.04/MT check-off collected through the Western Wheat and Barley Check-off (WWBCO), a

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Nov 18

Grain Futures

Posted on Nov 18 By: Trevor Bacque

For generations, Alberta barley farmers were at the whim of a delicate product, a volatile market and a monopoly buyer. Then along came a California brewery with a wacky proposition to make things better for everyone. Click here to read the full story by Crystal Luxmore and learn about the relationship between Lagunitas Brewing Co. and Alberta barley farmers.

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Nov 7

Intake for AgriProfit$ 2017 now open

Posted on Nov 7 By: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry

AgriProfit$ – your customized business analysis Participation on the AgriProfit$ program will give you a customized business analysis of your farm, and your key enterprises, that you can use to help identify and manage costs towards increased profitability. Your farm information is confidential. Registration for the program opens November 1 and closes on January 15th

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