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!
Environmental Farm Plan Director on Call of the Land
ARECA works with partner, Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development
The Agricultural Research and Extension Council (ARECA) conducts applied research and extension for farmers across Alberta. The principle partner in this valuable work has been the Government of Alberta. In 2014, that partnership was strengthened with increased funding of ARECA’s work.
ARECA Board Chair, Bill Gaugler, and Vice Chair, Ian Murray, were pleased to meet with Ag Minister, Verlyn Olson to talk about how to better serve farmers and communities in rural Alberta. `ARECA aims to connect producers and government leaders.`says Gaugler. `It was good to talk with Minister Olson about how to connect research with extension with production on the land.`
`We know that farmers need more and better information in order to be successful.` says Vice Chair Murray. “And, we know that ARECA associations are a great way to help farmers access the information they need. We are pleased that the Government of Alberta has increased funding for research and forage associations in 2014 and beyond.”
ARECA Chair ,Bill Gaugler, and Vice Chair, Ian Murray, talk with Ag Minister Verlyn Olson about delivering information to Alberta farmers.
Growing Forward Update: Verified Beef/BSE
April 7th @7pm
NPARA's 6th Annual Farmer Appreciation Evening
April 10th @5:30pm
BCRC Webinar: Modern Nutrient Management in Forages
April 8th 7:00pm in AB and SK
See this link for a list of times around Canada or to register
Soil Health 101
April 20th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd
Manning, Hawk Hills, Grimshaw, High Prairie and Sexsmith
Sprayer Information Day
April 29th at 8:30am
Manning Legion Hall
Agritechnica EU Tour 2015