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Swift Current Research and Development Centre Grazing and Forage Field Day
June 27, 2017
Swift Current, SK
The Grazing and Forage Field Day at the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) Swift Current Research and Development Centre will showcase the latest forage and grazing research projects supported by government and industry. Join us for plot / pasture tours and oral presentations focused on new and long-term forage and grazing research that is relevant to Southern Saskatchewan. Admission is $10 and includes beverages, snacks and lunch.
Soil Health Workshop
June 27 and 29, 2017
Mervin and Swift Current, SK
Plan to attend a workshop at Mervin on June 27 or AAFC Swift Current Research and Development Centre on June 29: a practical overview of soil health with Nicole Masters of Integrity Soils. Nicole is an agro-ecologist, educator and systems thinker with over 18 years of extensive, practical and theoretical experience in regenerative farming practices.
Forages in the Field Workshop
June 28, 2017
The Saskatchewan Forage Council's 4th annual Forages in the Field Workshop: Where Reclamation and Agronomy Meet is returning to the Brock, SK area on June 28th, 2017. Past participants continue to return year after year to this in-depth training course specifically designed for reclamation and environmental practitioners. Participants consistently comment on the high quality information and practical learning they get from attending the day. Many make this their "go-to" event of the year. Experts in plant ID gain as much from the course as beginners, as we tailor one-on-one learning.
International Bison Conference
July 4-8, 2017
Big Sky, MT
The International Bison Conference (IBC) is held every five years and is a celebration of the American bison. The event draws nearly 500 attendees from around the world! The 2017 IBC will be an exceptional event in part due to its location, Big Sky Montana. Big Sky is just one hour outside of Yellowstone National Park, and just 30 minutes from Ted Turner’s famed Flying D bison ranch, both of which we’ll tour as part of the conference. Please mark your calendars for this special event that is not to be missed!
From Soup to Nuts Pasture Field Day
July 5, 2017
Hosted by the Carrot River Valley Watershed Association and Saskatchewan Agriculture, this event covers topics from water to grass to everything in between! Event from 1-4PM at the Burnt Out Creek Ranch near Mistatim, SK. Registration is $10, registration deadline July 3.
Leafy Spurge Field Day
July 6, 2017
The South Sask River AEGP in conjunction with Willner Elbow Grazing Corp is hosting a Leafy Spurge Field Day at the Elbow Pasture from 1:30 to 3:30 PM. Topics include spurge management, control burns, beetles, multispecies grazing, chemical and more.
To register contact Kerry at 306.460.4987 by June 30. To view the poster, click here.
Forage Seed Summer Research Tour and BBQ
July 27, 2017
This year’s forage seed research Field Tour and Barbecue will be held on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) Research Farm, located 2.5 km south of Melfort SK on Highway #6. The tour will be hosted by SFSDC, the Northeast Agriculture Research Foundation (NARF), AAFC and Saskatchewan Agriculture. There is no charge. Register on-site at 1:15 PM with plots tours from 1:30 to 4:30 PM. A barbecue will follow at 4:30 PM. This will be an excellent opportunity to look at the forage crop research being done at the Melfort station and to visit with fellow forage seed producers.
To learn more visit the SFSDC website.
Saskatchewan Pasture Tour
August 3, 2017
Foam Lake area, SK
The Saskatchewan Pasture Tour is scheduled for August 3, 2017, this annual event is a great opportunity to get out and connect with forage and livestock producers and to see innovative ways to manage forages. Tour highlights include impact of intensive grazing, solar watering systems, annual crop winter grazing, diverse cover crops, plant ID, establishing grass on alfafa and more. Registration deadline is July 27th due to limited seating.
SFC AGM & Diverse Cover Crop Field Day
August 16, 2017
Mervin, SKSave the date for the Saskatchewan Forage Council AGM and field day! The SFC annul general meeting will be help in partnership with a Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture Diverse Cover Crop Field Day on August 16, 2017. More details coming soon on the SFC website!
Canadian Beef Industry Conference
August 15-17, 2017
Registration for the 2nd Annual Canadian Beef Industry Conference opens April 3, 2017. This year's theme is “Sharing Common Ground”. Event will take place at the BMO Conference Centre in Calgary, Alberta. All beef industry stakeholders share a common goal of taking steps to enhance the productivity, profitability and competitiveness of the various sectors within the industry. Supporting the National Beef Strategy, the conference provides a forum for industry engagement and learning opportunities across the beef supply chain.
To learn more, visit the Canadian Beef Industry Conference Website.
8th Annual CFGA Conference
November 14-16, 2017
The 8th Annual Canadian Forage & Grasslands Association Conference will be held in Guelph at the Delta Guelph Hotel & Conference Centre. This year’s conference theme is Next Generation Forage Cropping Systems: Profit Above, Wealth Below in recognition of the important role forage and grasslands play in providing both economic and environmental benefits to Canadians from coast to coast.
Western Canada Conference on Soil Health and Grazing
December 5-7, 2017
Save the date for two great conferences in one! The Western Canada Conference on Soil Health and Grazing theme this December will be Profit Above, Wealth Below. Speakers includes soil health practitioner Gabe Brown, Richard Teague, Jim Gerrish, Dr. Allen Williams and more!