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Apr 15

Brewing a new future for beer-making in Canada

Posted on Apr 15 By: Cullen Bird

Olds College brewmaster Duncan Britton, middle, goes over the equipment with a group of first-year students in 2013. The Olds College brewery program is filling an urgent need for skilled labour in the brewing industry, and Canada’s brewmasters know it. Before Olds College and Ontario’s Niagara College partnered to form the program, there was no

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Apr 1

Time running out on licensing input

Posted on Apr 1 By: Lee Hart

The Canadian livestock feed industry has only a few days left to provide input into a proposal by the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) to develop a licensing system for feed mills. Deadline is April 9. Jim Smolik, CGC assistant chief commissioner, explained that the licensing proposal largely stems from the business failures in 2012 of

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Mar 25

Food markets on a global scale

Posted on Mar 25 By: Cullen Bird

Peter Watts tells GrainsWest about his love for agriculture and international trade Peter Watts wasn’t raised on a farm, but you would never know it from his resumé. Watts is the new managing director of the Canadian Malting Barley Technical Centre (CMBTC), a member-based non-profit that drives demand for malt barley through applied research and

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Mar 17

Interim position assigned for Alberta Barley general manager

Posted on Mar 17 By: Sydney Duhaime

(Calgary, Alberta) March 17, 2015 — Alberta Barley has appointed Syeda Khurram and Linda Whitworth to share the role of general manager on an interim basis following the Board of Directors’ meeting. Khurram and Whitworth are senior managers and have worked at Alberta Barley since 2011. Khurram, finance and HR manager, and Whitworth, market development

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Mar 16

2015 Alberta Barley Student Scholarship

Posted on Mar 16 By: Sydney Duhaime

Value: Up to $2,000 Application Open: Mar 1, 2015 Closing Deadline: April 12, 2015 or until awarded Alberta Barley is a farmer-directed, not-for-profit organization representing Alberta’s barley farmers. The organization works collaboratively within all levels of agriculture to achieve tangible results that benefit Alberta’s barley growers. Through check-off dollars, barley farmers make a valuable investment

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Feb 25

GrainsWest wins best new magazine in Alberta

Posted on Feb 25 By: Sydney Duhaime

(Calgary, AB) February 24, 2015 – GrainsWest capped off its inaugural year in style by being named the recipient of the Best New Magazine, as voted by the Alberta Magazine Publishers Association (AMPA). The award recognizes GrainsWest as a leader in magazines across Alberta, from general interest and lifestyle to agriculture and technology. The award

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Feb 6

How is the Lacombe Field Crop Development Centre working for farmers?

Posted on Feb 6 By: Sydney Duhaime

Mark MacNaughton, director of the Field Crop Development Centre (FCDC) in Lacombe, discusses how FCDC’s barley research programs benefit farmers through the study of variety development, disease resistance and lodging resistance. Later in this video, Flavio Capettini, head of research at FCDC, explains how FCDC’s programs, such as the barley-breeding program, are reflective of the

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Feb 3

Lots to learn at FarmTech 2015: Day Two

Posted on Feb 3 By: Sydney Duhaime

Alberta Barley’s directors and staff headed to Edmonton this week for the 16th annual FarmTechTM conference. Communications coordinator and ag novice Sydney Duhaime tagged along to see what this conference was all about. Day Two What better way to start my second day at FarmTech (click here to read about day one), than at the “Barley Power

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