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Nov 27

Alley Kat Brewing Company chooses local

Posted on Nov 27 By: Victoria Paterson

According to senior brewer Chase Gordon, Alley Kat Brewing Company likes to buy local, “as much as possible.” “We’re a small Alberta company as well,” he said, so when Alley Kat brews a coffee porter, for example, they buy their beans from Transcend, another Edmonton-based company. That buy local habit extends to their barley and

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Nov 27

New director-at-large elected, two farmers acclaimed to Alberta Barley board

Posted on Nov 27 By: Sydney Duhaime

(Calgary, Alberta) November 27, 2015 – Two Alberta Barley directors have been acclaimed to the board and one farmer has been elected as director-at-large following Alberta Barley’s 2015 regional meetings. Region five director Bryan Adam (Stony Plain) and region six director Gerald Finster (Valleyview) will return for a second term, while Shane DeBock (Barrhead) will replace

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Nov 19

Village Brewery’s Connection to Alberta Barley

Posted on Nov 19 By: Karin Olafson

For Village Brewery, choosing local barley means choosing the best for a consistently high quality product. It should come as no surprise that Village Brewery chooses to use local barley. After all, using local is a big part of its business philosophy. Village Brewery was formed in 2011. The company has seven founders and they

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Nov 17

Alberta Barley invites Government of Alberta to work with farmers on safety legislation

Posted on Nov 17 By: Cole Christensen

(Calgary, Alberta) Nov. 17, 2015 – On news that the Government of Alberta’s Ministry of Jobs, Skills, Training and Labour has removed the agriculture exemption from The Occupational Health and Safety Act, and has introduced new legislation regarding Employment Standards, Labour Relations, and Workers Compensation, Alberta Barley is hopeful that the province’s crop commissions will

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Nov 10

Tool Shed Brewing’s connection to Alberta barley

Posted on Nov 10 By: Griffin Elliot

Tool Shed Brewing has taken off as one of Alberta’s premier craft brewers in the past few years. The key to its success, and the province’s worst kept secret, is using strictly high quality, Alberta grown barley. “Most people don’t realize that Alberta barley is the best on the planet,” said Graham Sherman, Tool Shed

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Nov 4

Alberta Barley welcomes Prime Minister Trudeau and incoming cabinet

Posted on Nov 4 By: Alberta Barley

(Calgary, Alberta) Nov. 4, 2015 – Alberta Barley would like to extend sincere congratulations to Prime Minister Trudeau, Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay and the rest of the cabinet following this morning’s swearing-in ceremony. “We have always had a productive relationship with the Government of Canada,” said Alberta Barley chairman Mike Ammeter. “I am

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Nov 4

Alberta Barley’s 2015 annual report now available

Posted on Nov 4 By: Sydney Duhaime

As a farmer-directed, not-for-profit organization, Alberta Barley remains committed to transparency and accountability. Every year, we release our annual report to our members and the public in order to give a clear picture of our funding, activities and ongoing initiatives. In the 2015 annual report, you will find an in-depth look at the research, market development

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Oct 28

Farmer sustainability

Posted on Oct 28 By: Sydney Duhaime

  The Alberta Crops Sustainability Certification Pilot Project saw 40 farmers from across Alberta participate in on-farm assessment similar in nature to those who would seek certification from four major internationally recognized sustainability certification programs. The project led to a better understanding of Alberta farmers’ readiness in relation to consumer-driven sustainability standards that are growing

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Oct 27

Canmore Breeding: A Brief History

Posted on Oct 27 By: Sydney Duhaime

The following infographic is a brief history detailing the barley variety Canmore. Developed by Pat Juskiw at the Field Crop Development Centre in Lacombe, this new variety has a bright future in shochu. Click here for a full screen image  To learn more about Pat Juskiw and her work with Canmore, read Exploring the unknown featured in

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Oct 22

Alberta Barley is seeking a Business Development and Policy Manager

Posted on Oct 22 By: Sydney Duhaime

The Alberta Barley Commission (ABC) is seeking a Business Development and Policy manager for their Calgary office. Reporting to the General Manager, this senior management position will play a critical role in managing ABC’s business development and policy needs as new opportunities arise for members of the barley value chain to improve the profitability of

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