Alberta Bulletin

Alberta Bulletin

Leaders wanted to represent Alberta canola growers

The Alberta Canola Producers Commission is seeking canola growers to serve as directors on the board of directors for a three-year term. This year, five directors are needed in regions
1, 4, 7, 10 and 12.

A map of Alberta, showing various numbered regionsAlberta Canola divides Alberta into 12 regions, with each region electing a producer director to represent the canola growers within that region. The Board of Directors meets quarterly and is guided in decision making by five committees comprised of board members. The committees are:

  • Agronomic Research
  • Governance and Finance
  • Grower Relations and Extension
  • Government and Industry Affairs
  • Market Development and Promotion

Who can become a Director?

Anyone who has paid a service charge on canola to Alberta Canola since August 1, 2014 is an eligible producer and can stand as a director. Eligible producers can be individuals or represent a corporation, partnership or organization. In order to be nominated, eligible producers must grow canola within the defined region, but do not have to reside within it.

For detailed descriptions of the regions, more information, or to make a nomination please visit or call the office at 780-454-0844.

2016 Powering Your Profits tour

Get the knowledge you need to be more profitable at one of our 12 regional meetings. Topics will include agronomy, marketing and business management. Find the meeting closest to you and save the date: Details at

November 15

November 15

November 16

November 16

November 17

November 17

November 22

November 23
Stony Plain

November 29

November 30

December 1
Grande Prairie

December 6
Medicine Hat (Farming Smarter)

canolaPALOOZA 2016

The second annual canolaPALOOZA was June 28 at the Lacombe Research and Development Centre. We had over 500 people come through plots ranging from the history of canola to hail simulation to weed control, spray drift and everything in between!

But this was no ordinary field tour — each station featured an interactive component to make sure your learning was memorable. From axe throwing to dunk tanks to bubble blowing and cow milking, we had it ALL!

These photos show some of what you missed. Find full details at:

Keith Downey, a ‘father of canola’, talks about canola’s close relatives — cabbage, kale, broccoli and others — at the Triangle of U and history of canola station.
Alberta Innovates demonstrated its hail simulator in action.
Canola Digest editor Jay Whetter hosts the canolaPALOOZA version
of Family Feud.
Straight combining and tips to prevent harvest loss were hot topics at the Harvest Management station.

Alberta Farm Sustainability Extension Working Group

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Canola Digest - September 2016