Farming Smarter can be a Catch-Phrase, but does Sustainable Food Production depend on it?

Farming Smarter is a policy governed, non-profit organization with by-laws under the Alberta Societies Act. It is also a Canadian Charity registered under the Canada Revenue Agency.

The Alberta Irrigation Modernization Program

The development of large irrigation projects in Southern Alberta over 100 years ago brought secure water supplies to a previously arid landscape, establishing irrigation as an integral part of our society and environment.

Sustainable Agriculture, Food Security and Aquaponics

Food security and sustainable agriculture are top of mind given the challenges of climate change. The speaker will talk about a new aquaponics project happening in southern Alberta to tackle food security and climate change.

Current Challenges for Alberta’s and Canada’s Farmers

Agriculture is an important sector of Canada’s economy supplying the much larger food production and processing industries. The Alberta Federation of Agriculture is Alberta’s largest producer funded general farm organization.

Sustainable Farming: What role can Biogas Production Play in Reducing CO2 Emissions?

Biogas production is essentially an industrial stomach which converts organic waste into usable fuel. Biogas is 60% methane and is used to fuel powerful engines that drives generators producing 24/7 100% renewable electricity.

Agrifood Trade and Export: Is there a Growing Market for Canadian Farm Produce?

Canada has traditionally been a major exporter of both agricultural commodities, technology, equipment and food. Yet, in many ways, Canada’s position in global food exports indicates good potential for growth.

Irrigation is the Economic Lifeblood of Southern Alberta and its Agriculture: How much Water will you use today? Can Technology support increased Efficiency?

As the largest irrigation district by irrigated acres in Canada, St Mary River Irrigation District (SMRID) has licenses to divert water from the St.

Agricultural Innovation: What are the Motivating Factors?

The University of Lethbridge and Lethbridge College are now partners in a project designed to further cooperation between the institutions in the delivery of agriculture-related programming.

How do we save the earth?

This is a regular session but with a Christmas twist. Please come early and listen to Christmas music & song

Should the Canadian Wheat Board's Future be Decided by Farmers?

Controlled by western Canadian farmers, the CWB is the largest wheat and barley marketer in the world. One of Canada’s biggest exporters, the Winnipeg-based organization sells grain to over 70 countries and returns all sales revenue, less marketing costs, to farmers.

Can the Traditional Family Farm Survive Globalization and Free Trade?

Arguments for supporting the family farm appear to be plentiful among both urban and rural folks. However, paying more for food is not one of them.

Recycling CO2 Emissions into Plant Nutrients

Could a local farmer have discovered a way of helping combat global warming and reducing world hunger? In 2000, Cowley rancher Gary Lewis wondered what was wrong with his hay fields.