Feb 24, 2011 by Lee Hart

Early March events in southern Alberta

There are three meetings and workshops coming up in southern
Alberta farmers should note.

March 3, 2011 – The
Southern Applied Research Association holds its annual meeting at Bully’s
Grandstand, third floor, at Exhibition Park in Lethbridge. The meeting gets
underway at 8:30 and runs until 11:30 am. 

Agenda items include various SARA reports, a presentation on
Bill 36 Landowner Rights, and update on new winter wheat research and a review
of canola production. 

Everyone will receive a free breakfast, and the first 100
people to register will get a complimentary pass to AG Expo.

March 8, 2011 — A
half-day workshop on Building Profit-Based Crop Plans will be held at the
Lethbridge Research Centre, starting at 9 a.m.  The agenda will include a market outlook, a review of
Alberta Agriculture’s CropChoice Software, and a session on creating a crop
plan for 2011 based on projected profitability and risk management. Instructors
are Dale Kaliel, senior production economist and Lee Mevill, marketing advisor
with Myers Norris Penny. Bring your laptop and farm information to work through
scenarios.

To pre-register call (403) 381-5188 or email:
[email protected]    .

March 10, 2011 – A
half-day workshop on advanced precision farming will be held at Lethbridge
Research Centre from 9 a.m. until noon. Topics will include controlled traffic
farming; economics of variable rate technology and advanced precision farming
technology. To pre-register call (403) 381-5118 or email: [email protected]

 

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Lee Hart

Lee Hart


Lee Hart is a long-time farm writer, and honorary member of the Alberta Institute of Agrologists, with many observations on the agriculture industry, who never hesitates to admit he is wrong (should that ever happen.)


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