Join your local Alberta Canola Director for day of canola agronomy, marketing and farm management information. Each event will also feature a discussion on clubroot as well as an update on the activities and budget of the commission.
Register early and be entered to win a 3-day FarmTech pass!
New website highlights Upcoming Events Team Alberta policy positions
Team Alberta launched a new website that showcases its important role in policy advocacy on behalf of Alberta’s crop farmers.
“Having Team Alberta’s positions available to the public at teamalbertacrops.com provides a transparent platform for communication.”
Team Alberta, which represents approximately 20,000 farmer members from four Alberta crop commissions, advances Alberta’s crop sector through meetings and direct correspondence with government officials and elected representatives.
The website, teamalbertacrops.com, allows stakeholders including farmers, elected officials and government staff, to quickly locate Team Alberta positions on important topics facing Alberta’s farmers and provides a point of contact.
Policy positions on the website to date include efforts to improve market access, reduce regulatory hurdles, increase competitiveness through innovation, as well as advocate for farmers in the areas of sustainability, climate change mitigation and farmers’ role in the carbon cycle.
FarmTech 2020 –
January 28-30 in Edmonton
Join us for the 20th anniversary edition of FarmTech, Canada’s premier crop production and farm management conference in Edmonton, Alberta from January 28-30, 2020. Get all the details on sessions, speakers and registration at farmtechconference.com.
Alberta Canola Annual General Meeting –
January 28 in Edmonton
Join Alberta Canola for their annual general meeting held during FarmTech on the afternoon of Tuesday, January 28. You do not have to be registered for FarmTech to attend. Complete details at albertacanola.com/agm.
Peace Region Clubroot Response Workshop –
January 7 in Grande Prairie
Join Alberta Canola for a day of information and discussion about clubroot featuring scientists, agronomists and farmers in Grande Prairie. Get all the details and register at albertacanola.com/crw.
Our new School and Agriculture Coordinator
Alberta Canola is pleased to welcome Tara Baycroft to our team as the School and Agriculture Coordinator. Tara is a biology and CTS human ecology teacher in the Edmonton area. She is from a mixed farm in central Alberta, has worked with Ag For Life, led the ag session for the Grad Leadership Camp with the Alberta Community Cooperative Association and has work experience with Dow AgroScience as a research assistant and Farm Credit Canada as a customer service representative. Tara has a Bachelor of Education from the University of Alberta, majoring in biological sciences with a minor in CTS foods/fashion and a Diploma in Disability Studies and Community Leadership from MacEwan University.
As the School and Agriculture Coordinator, Tara will lead Alberta Canola’s efforts in the school and youth programming and agriculture promotional activities, like our Calgary Stampede exhibit.