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Agri-ARM Field Days for 2017
July 12-26, 2017
Various locations, SKAgri-ARM sites are producer-directed applied research and demonstration plots located across Saskatchewan. Plan to attend one or more of these upcoming field days at an Agri-ARM site near you (click the site name to link to the individual sites for more info):
Ag in Motion
July 18-20, 2017
Ag in Motion is the largest agricultural trade show in Western Canada that provides an outdoor venue for progressive farmers that want to see and feel the latest agricultural innovations – all in one place. Now in its third year, Ag in Motion brings innovation to the field through interactive exhibits and live field and crop plot demonstrations. The Expo was created to empower farmers by providing the knowledge they need to make informed decisions. Traditionally a crop-related trade show, Ag in Motion now has livestock demo days which include livestock and forage speaker series.
Native Prairie Speaker Series - July
July 24, 2017
The July Native Prairie Speaker Series from Saskatchewan Prairie Conservation Action Plan (SK PCAP) features Kylie Garchinski of the Nature Conservancy of Canada. This month's topic is The Nature Conservancy of Canada: Prioritizing Conservation in Saskatchewan. Webinar is scheduled for noon on July 24th. Registration is free and everyone is welcome to tune in.
To register, click here. View the event poster here: http://www.pcap-sk.org/rsu_docs/documents/july-webinar-poster--1-.pdf
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.
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, SKThe SFC annul general meeting will be help in partnership with a Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture Diverse Cover Crop Field Day on August 16, 2017. This day focuses on integrating diverse cover crops with livestock and topics include research on diverse cover crops, winter feeding options and cow nutrition, tour of diverse cover crop site and more. The day ends with the SFC AGM at 4pm. Cost is $20 and includes lunch.
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.
Native Prairie Speaker Series - August
August 22, 2017
The August Native Prairie Speaker Series from Saskatchewan Prairie Conservation Action Plan (SK PCAP) features Laura Griffin of the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area. This month's topic is Engaging Communities in Nocturnal Conservation: Why Nocturnal Preserves are needed in Canada. Webinar is scheduled for noon on August 22. Registration is free and everyone is welcome to tune in.
Register here. View the event poster here: http://www.pcap-sk.org/rsu_docs/documents/laura-griffin-webinar-poster--1-.pdf
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!