Category: Agriculture Education

How will you show your 4-H colours?

Each November on Show Your 4-H Colours Day, 4-H’ers from across the country don their 4-H colours, get out into their communities, post to social media, do acts of kindness, and share their enthusiasm for everything 4-H. This year, National 4-H Day falls on  November 7, 2018. You can expect to see 4-H Canada and… Read more »

UFA announces half-a-million dollar donation to Olds College

It was an exciting day at Olds College as the United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative (UFA), announced it was making a hefty donation to create the UFA Innovation Lab located at Olds College Smart Ag Innovation Centre. Part of the $500,000 in funds will also go to support the college’s Smart Farm. “Not only is… Read more »

Saskatchewan student’s research shines light on polycrops

This month, the University of Saskatchewan awarded more than $8 million towards research projects. Large amounts to the tune of $200K, even $375K surely grabbed most peoples attention, but my eyes shifted more towards Jacqueline Toews’s research. Toews has been awarded $17,500 in scholarship money to continue her research on the efficacy of grazing cattle on… Read more »

Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence aims to deliver world-leading research

This week marks the official opening of theLivestock and Forage Centre of Excellence (LFCE), located southeast of Saskatoon. Leadership of the LFCE say that this isn’t just a world-class facility, but it is designed to be world-leading in forage and beef production research. RealAgriculture’s Dale Leftwich attended the grand opening of the LFCE and met… Read more »

High expectations for father-daughter ranch donation to University of Calgary

A family succession plan for a lasting impression on the cattle industry is one of the reasons J.C. (Jack) Anderson and his daughter, Wynne Chisholm, have donated a 19,000-acre cattle ranch operation worth more than $44 million dollars to the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (UCVM). The university calls the gift “transforming,” and will… Read more »

Eastern Ontario gains a two-year agriculture diploma course

Algonquin College, based in Eastern Ontario, has announced two new agriculture-related programs set to begin in fall of 2019 at its Perth campus. The new program comes a few years after the University of Guelph’s Kemptville Campus shut down its agricultural programing. Starting in September 2019, Algonquin’s Perth campus will offer a one-year certificate in… Read more »

Forage specialist says to be cautious of nitrate accumulation

Unwanted snow that blanketed parts of Alberta and Saskatchewan in the month of September has left many farmers at a standstill near the more-than-halfway point of harvest for the year. According to Karin Lindquist, forage and beef specialist with Alberta Agriculture, the frost could be also be a concern for nitrate accumulation. “What happens is,… Read more »

Go slow to get ahead with low stress cattle handling

Sometimes you have to move slow to get where you want to go. The same can be said for cattle handling. Low stress cattle handling techniques don’t just make sense for animal welfare, they’re also a key component of verified sustainable beef production. Veterinarian Dr. Kip Lukasiewicz, head of animal handling, field research and facility… Read more »

Got poultry? New young leaders program aims to bring chicken farmers together

The Chicken Farmers of Canada (CFOC) have introduced a new Young Farmers Program, with the aim of connecting the younger generation of chicken producers with others like them across Canada. Selected participants will gain valuable experience to help with their personal farm operation along with knowledge on how to use the various tools available in… Read more »

Agriculture in the Classroom Canada offers updated resources for the new school year

Can you believe it’s already September next week? I know most people can’t… The good news is, kids will be back in school, and Agriculture in the Classroom Canada (AITCC) is thrilled for school to start so teachers, parents, and kids can start using the new resources AITCC has developed. Johanne Ross, executive director for AITCC,… Read more »

Be cautious when buying in hay, says forage specialist

If you’re running low on forage, chances are you might already be starting to look for hay suppliers outside of your area. Terry Kowalchuk, forage specialist for the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture, says you have to be conscious of who you buy from, so that you do not get more than you bargained for. He… Read more »

Gabrielle Ferguson to lead Advanced Agricultural Leadership Program

The Rural Ontario Institute (ROI) has announced that Gabrielle Ferguson will take the helm of its leadership program offerings, including its flagship Advanced Agricultural Leadership Program (AALP). As leadership programs director, Ferguson will be directly responsible for managing the long-running  agriculture and food industry executive development program. She will also work to maintain and create sponsor relationships… Read more »

Ontario Sheep Farmers offering Master Shepherd’s course for fall 2018

Ontario Sheep Farmers is once again offering its Master Shepherd’s Course, beginning in September, 2018. The 18-month course is set up as 12, two-day modules covering a wide variety of sheep production topics. Each module consists of one and one-half days of classroom style presentations and discussions, and one-half day of farm and industry tours…. Read more »

Connecting people from around the world at the greatest outdoor show on earth

It has been another very successful Calgary Stampede for the cowboys, cowgirls, and patrons. The Calgary Stampede has something for everyone no matter whether you are attending for the rodeo, chuckwagons, the midway, or the food. The Calgary Stampede is able to connect people from all of the world to western and rural lifestyle through… Read more »

Register now for Straight Cutting Canola Webinar

The 2018 Straight Cutting Canola Webinar is your chance to learn about straight cutting best practices and innovations from industry experts and experienced growers. Join us on either Wednesday, July 11th OR Friday, July 13th. Whichever day you choose, please note that each webinar will kick off at 8:00 am MST. Click here to register now and… Read more »