Local Agriculture

An industry leader dedicated to the southern Alberta agriculture community is taking a hands-on approach to education, as Western Tractor Company Ltd. June 23 announced a $750,000 multi-faceted gift to Lethbridge College.

If Doug Tibben has his way, some new neon green and deep yellow farm implements will be hitting fields in southwest Saskatchewan this August or September.

Charisse Garland knows the highways and by-ways of rural southwest Saskatchewan like the back of her hand.
Garland is a sales agronomist with Richardson Pioneer based out of Swift Current.

While his cattle graze on a large tract of native grass on the Continental Divide, Oran Balas of Pontiex has been working to reduce the divide between the ranching community and those who are not familiar with the environmental benefits he and his neighbours provide.

I saw a cartoon recently that showed an oil company executive at the Department of Motor Vehicles asking if this was the place to buy a social licence. If only it actually worked that way.

On June 15, tthe federal and provincial governments announced an additional $400,000 in funding over two years for Agriculture in the Classroom Saskatchewan (AITC-SK), an organization that connects kids and agriculture, to enhance the reach of the program and increase opportunities for hands-on agriculture experiences.

Thursday, 09 June 2016 10:13

A buzz about learning about farm safety

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When Bill 6 was introduced by the Alberta provincial government late in 2015 many within the agricultural community weren’t happy...to say the least.

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