Canola Community Connections

Top Notch Farming extension meetings, Saskatchewan. Registration and information links for the four locations:
Spiritwood, February 6
St. Walburg, February 7
Unity, February 8
Melfort, February 13

Manitoba Ag Days. One more day, January 18, Brandon, Manitoba. Jay Whetter hosts a panel discussion on VR fertilizer at 1:00.

Irrigated Crop Production Update 2024. Thursday, January 18 at the Lethbridge Agri-Food Hub & Trade Centre. Originally led by the Government of Alberta, this conference is now hosted by Lethbridge College in collaboration with farmers, industry, government, and academia. The one-day conference will feature sessions about water allocation in times of drought, strategies and tools to better manage irrigation and irrigated crops, pest management on irrigated acres, and information about snowpack conditions and forecasted water supply for 2024. The event has been approved for 2 Pesticide Applicator Credits and 5.5 CCA credits (4 Soil & Water, 1 IPM, 0.5 Crop Management). Early bird pricing is in effect until December 20 for ‘General Admission’ tickets. Registration and information.

Alberta Canola Conference & Research Symposium. January 24, Grande Prairie, Alberta.
Day 1 is conference itself, which includes guest speakers from Canola Council of Canada, Hello Canola – the National Canola Marketing Program, and Farm Management Canada. Alberta Canola’s 34th Annual General Meeting is in the morning. The AGM will also be livestreamed, providing an opportunity for canola growers across Alberta to participate and vote remotely. Growers and guests looking to attend the AGM virtually must register here.
Day 2 is Alberta Canola’s Research Symposium, with updates from a panel of researchers discussing current research projects and potential new areas of research. More importantly, it is an opportunity for farmers and agronomists to identify what the Peace region’s research priorities are now and in the future in an interactive setting.
There is no-charge to attend the Conference, AGM or Research Symposium. Register for one day or both. Pre-registration is required to ensure enough seating and food for attendees. Registration and information.

CrossRoads, Alberta’s Crop Conference. January 30-31, Calgary, Alberta. CrossRoads features keynote speakers, talks by industry experts on continued successful crop production in Western Canada, and a chance to socialize, network, and share ideas with your peers in the agriculture community. Registration and information.

CropConnect 2024, February 14-15, Winnipeg, Manitoba. CropConnect offers a wide range of speakers, access to crop specific information, a tradeshow, and a banquet. Keynote speakers include: Althia Raj (Canadian Political Journalist, Member of the Parliamentary Press Gallery and CBC “At Issue” Panellist), Jack Bobo (Director of the University of Nottingham’s Food Systems Institute and recognized by Scientific American as one of the 100 most influential people in biotechnology) and Kendal Netmaker (Award-Winning Entrepreneur, Author, and Indigenous Speaker). CropConnect also includes the Manitoba Canola Growers Association Annual General Meeting. Registration closes Friday, January 26.

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Do More Ag Foundation
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