Alberta Bulletin

Alberta Bulletin

Rick Mercer

FarmTech turns 20!

January 29-31 | Edmonton

Join us for the 20th anniversary edition of Farm Tech, Canada’s premier crop production and farm management conference in Edmonton, Alberta from January 29-31, 2019. The agenda features comedian and author Rick Mercer as the banquet speaker. Get all the details on sessions, speakers and registration at

Alberta Canola Annual General Meeting

Join Alberta Canola for their annual general meeting held during FarmTech on the afternoon of Tuesday, January 29. You do not have to be registered for FarmTech to attend. Complete details at

Upcoming Events

Making the Grade Grain Grading Workshop

Olds College, Olds – December 18, 2018
This hands-on grain grading course is designed specifically for farmers wanting to learn more about how their canola, wheat, barley and pulse crops are graded.

Hedging Edge Commodity Marketing Workshop

Red Deer – December 19 & 20, 2018

This two-day marketing course will cover the following topics using a combination of presentations and hands-on trading exercises:

  • the basics of marketing
  • futures market overview
  • hedging basics
  • future spreads
  • options basics
  • options strategies

Leading Edge – Next Generation Farm Management Workshop

Red Deer – February 26 & 27, 2019

Join several of Alberta’s leading farm business management advisors. The 2019 edition of this two-day course is designed specifically for those younger farmers that are establishing their farming careers and are designing their farm business structure and working with their family on succession plans.

Get details and registration information for these events and more at

20 outstanding ways to eat canola

By Tanya Pidsadowski, public engagement coordinator, Alberta Canola

What happens when you collide science, food, engineering and zaniness? You get Beakerhead 2018. Alberta Canola grabbed the opportunity to be one of the sponsors of the 2018 edition of this incredible festival held every year in Calgary. (For full details consult

As Beakerhead is an all-access consumer event, how does Alberta Canola fit in? Beakereats, the culinary arm of Beakerhead, organized six chefs and a mixographer to make canola the star of the culinary show.

The Chef’s Collaborative Dinner was a six-course path of experimentation featuring canola oil and canola meal.

For the complete article, see Alberta Canola Connects at

Get the agronomy, marketing, and management information you need to boost your bottom line at one of our 12 free events across Alberta.

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Register early and be entered to win a three-day pass to FarmTech 2019! One lucky winner at every meeting!


Canola Digest - November 2018