Welcome to ARECA
The Agricultural Research and Extension Council of Alberta (ARECA) is a provincial association of non-profit producer groups dedicated to enhancing the sustainability and profitability of agriculture in Alberta.
INDUSTRY AND GOVERNMENT NEWS
2015 Is the International Year of Soils!
One of our member associations, MARA, has just finished their new website http://www.mackenzieresearch.ca/
ARECA is happy to announce Paul Watson as our new Environmental Farm Plan Director. "EFPs have a place in securing markets for our commodities, and we know that Paul will take the Alberta industry in that direction" says ARECA Chair, Bill Gaugler. The EFP program is a joint project of the governments of Canada and Alberta. ARECA (Agricultural Research and Extension Council of Alberta) has delivered EFPs in Alberta since 2013. In that time, 470 EFP’s have been conducted by Alberta farm families. Farmers are soil and water stewards and need to demonstrate that stewardship to the world. EFPs capture the essential elements of stewardship and communicate them to customers.
“I would like to welcome Paul Watson into the position of EFP Director with ARECA” says Dale Chrapko, Environmental Programs Manager with Agriculture and Rural Development (ARD). “ARD is committed to the EFP process and we look forward to supporting Paul and the whole EFP delivery team in achieving great things in the future”.
Paul holds a BSc in Environmental Science, a PhD in Weed Ecology and has a background in research science, extension and project planning. His experience comes from working with Agriculture Rural Development Network, Alberta Research Council and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.
“We look forward to Paul joining the ARECA/EFP team in 2015 and the advances that are sure to follow. Paul knows the industry and will be a strong asset to EFP delivery in Alberta” says ARECA Chair Gaugler.
SAVE THE DATE
Holistic Management Course
6 day course: Jan 15,16,17 and 22,23,24
Deposit due Dec 8th 2014
Intensive Beef Production on Pasture
Antimicrobial Resistance Stewardship and Pain Mitigation Workshop
Farm Tech Conference
ARECA is a bronze sponsor and we will be making 2 short presentations
12pm and 5:15pm on Jan 27th
Winter Watering Systems Tour
Working Well Workshops
Jan, Feb, March 2015
Faculty of ALES Centennial Lecture
With Jayson Lusk, ag economist and author
Feb 5th 3:30pm
Organic Alberta's Beef Winter Management Field Day
Feb 5th 10am-4pm
Register by Jan 29th via 1-855-521-2400
Delia C-2000 Annual Workshop and Trade Show
CARA 35th Anniversary/Cooperator Appreciation
Western Canadian Holistic Management Conference
Ladies Calving Clinic
This Business of Farming
Crop Strategy Seminar