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.
"Going Beyond Sustainability"
December 9, 10 and 11, 2014 at the Radisson Hotel in Edmonton
INDUSTRY AND GOVERNMENT NEWS
Areca is sad to announce that our Environmental Farm Plan ( EFP) manager, Fiona Briody, is leaving us. Fiona has developed a new EFP logo, attended many tradeshows and events, tweaked the webbook, and undergone annual training. Fiona says "...Getting to know most of the EFP technicians [was great] as you are the ones who actually make the EFP's happen on the ground. You are the ones who assist the farmers and ranchers through EFP and provide all the great technical support. I hope I have managed to help in a small way to facilitate that process and make it easier...I have throughly enjoyed the last year and thank you all..."
Dr. Jacob Marfo has been promoted to the Research Coordinator/Manager of MARA and James P. Ludwig Ph. D has retired. Jacob will be leading MARA in new research and demonstration projects to deliver targeted research on ways to remediate damaged dugout water supplies, developing hemp and flax as economic fibre sources, and the efficacy of irrigation, as well as the usual crop trials and extension assignments.
Bill Gaugler, Chair of ARECA, is pleased with the recent announcement that Minister Olson will be continuing as the Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development. “Minister Olson is committed to the work that ARECA carries out in delivering information to Alberta farmers.”
Welcome back Lakeland Agriculture Research Association (LARA) to ARECA!
SAVE THE DATE
Gabe Brown in Alberta
Oct 27,28,29, and 30
Christine Jones in Alberta
Nov 3rd and 4th
Australian Agriculture Tour
Nov 8 - 22, 2014
Please call 780-835-6799 for more information
ARD's Cow-Calfenomics 2014/2015
Nov 25,26,27 and Jan 20,21,22
Call 1-800-387-6030 to register