Alberta Bulletin

Alberta Bulletin

Marketing – Hedging Edge Workshop

December 14 & 15 | Edmonton, AB

A two-day marketing course featuring presentations and hands-on trading exercises to help understand the futures market, hedging and options strategies.

Management – Leading Edge Conference

February 15 & 16 | Red Deer, AB

This two-day conference covers business structures, succession planning, and liability and risk management with Alberta’s best farm financial advisors.

Agronomy – canoLAB

February 22 & 23 | Lakeland College – Vermilion, AB

Plan to attend this one-day hands-on diagnostic and advanced agronomy session featuring small group interaction with Western Canada’s leading canola experts.

Get all details and registration information for these events and more at:

Portrait of Clara Hughes

Portrait of Brian Mulroney

FarmTech 2017

Attend Canada’s premier crop production and farm management conference in Edmonton, Alberta from January 31 to February 2, 2017.

2017 speakers include Brian Mulroney, Clara Hughes, and Romeo Dallaire.

Get all the details and register at

Join Alberta Canola for their annual general meeting held during FarmTech on Tuesday, January 31 at 2:45 p.m.

Talking Transportation

By Kevin Serfas, Director, Alberta Canola

On September 20, 2016, I had an opportunity to be part of the Team Alberta delegation that met with Minister Carlier of Agriculture and Forestry and Minister Mason of Transportation to talk about transportation policy that meets the needs of Canadian agriculture. Even though it was the middle of harvest, timing couldn’t have been more perfect. With the large projected crop coming off this year, it was critical that we voiced Alberta’s cropping sector needs for shipping grain. The Canada Transportation Act review will conclude soon and consultations with the provincial Ministers at the September 28 Federal-Provincial-Territorial meetings are one of the most important steps in finalizing the review.

Team Alberta is a collaborative initiative of Alberta Barley, Alberta Canola, Alberta Pulse Growers and the Alberta Wheat Commission, which advances policy on behalf of Alberta’s crop sector. The awesome thing about Team Alberta is that we can speak with a unified voice about issues that are common to all four commodity groups.

Here are a few takeaways I had from this meeting:

  1. The staff that each commission employs, such as executive directors and policy analysts, are second to none. The more I see these people at work, the more I realize how in tune they are with everything going on with the industry and how hard they are working for issues that matter to us on the ground. They are extremely good at preparing us as directors for occasions such as this. Filling us in on the history of issues and helping us focus on the key points we need to make. As directors, we are first and foremost farmers. We don’t have the time to be fluent in all matters, but we know what is important to our business. These people help us to put our issues into a global context and get our point across in ways that resonate.

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Powering Your Profits Tour 2016

Get the agronomy, marketing and management information you need to boost your bottom line at one of our 12 canola events across Alberta. There’s a different lineup of speakers at each location. Visit to see who is at the meeting near you. Register online or call 780-454-0844. All who register will be entered to win a three-day FarmTech pass! All meetings go from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

A map of Alberta with each of the Powering Your Profits Tour locations markedNovember 15
Strathmore, Travelodge
Camrose, Best Western Resort & Casino

November 16
Lethbridge, Coast Hotel
and Conference Centre
Vegreville, Vegreville Social Centre

November 17
Kitscoty, Kitscoty Community Hall
Westlock, Westlock & District
Community Hall

November 22
Lacombe, Lacombe Memorial Centre

November 23
Stony Plain, Best Western
Sunrise Inn & Suites

November 29
Fairview, Dunvegan Inn

November 30
Guy, Guy Community Hall

December 1
Grande Prairie, Five Mile Hall

December 6 & 7
Farming Smarter Conference,
Medicine Hat, Medicine Hat Lodge

Featured Speakers:

FarmTech LogoAll who register early will be entered to win a three-day FarmTech pass! To register, visit or call 780-454-0844.

Canola Digest - November 2016