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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 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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Apr 23

Aging farmers at risk on machinery

Posted on Apr 23 By: Natalie Noble

A recent report published by the University of Alberta (UofA) revealed that, as North American farmers age, their exposure to dangerous farm equipment increases and raises the risk for injury and death. The Older Farmers and Machinery Exposure—Cause for Concern study showed that while the average hourly work week decreases for farmers over 60, the

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Apr 18

Above average barley production on the books

Posted on Apr 18 By: Lee Hart

It is not perfect across the province, but many Alberta farmers reported decent-to-exceptional looking barley crops this year. Moisture was good, although excessive in some areas. Some growers said their crops were on time or early, while others reported delayed maturity due to late seeding or cooler growing conditions. In parts of central and southern

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Apr 5

4-H celebrates 100 years across Canada

Posted on Apr 5 By: Chris Simnett

Jacob Onyschuk credits landing his dream job to 4-H. The 21-year-old from Legal, AB, was only a 4-H Canada member for four years, but the organization, which celebrates its 100th birthday in 2013, changed his life.

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Mar 8

Commissions appreciate being spared from deep cuts in PC’s 2013-14

Posted on Mar 8 By: admin

(Calgary, AB) March 8, 2013 — Following a conference call with Alberta Agriculture & Rural Development (AARD) Minister Verlyn Olson the evening of March 7, Alberta Barley and the Alberta Wheat Commission learned the extent of the cuts to agriculture. The ministry slashed $44.8 million from its operating and capital budgets, including the province’s six-cent

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Nov 2

ABC announces two new directors

Posted on Nov 2 By: admin

Election called for director-at-large position (Calgary, AB) Nov. 2, 2012 – Alberta Barley (ABC) has announced two new board members after the close of its director and director-at-large nominations period on Wed., Oct. 31, 2012. Bryan Adam of Stony Plain and Gerald Finster of Valleyview were acclaimed as directors for regions five and six respectively.

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