Agriculture

The language of scent

The language of scent

Harvesting and crafting botanicals to create beauty products

  • Aug 21, 2019
The language of scent
Happy at Home on the Farm

Happy at Home on the Farm

Violane Mitchell and Tom Henry at Stillmeadow Farm

  • Feb 1, 2019
Happy at Home on the Farm
Fields across much of Alberta have been hit hard by both snow and rain the past 10 days, leaving some farmers to wonder if this year could wind up being much like 2016 with crops left in fields until spring. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Alberta harvest on hold due to poor weather conditions

Central Alberta farmers among those waiting for better temperatures to finish combining

Fields across much of Alberta have been hit hard by both snow and rain the past 10 days, leaving some farmers to wonder if this year could wind up being much like 2016 with crops left in fields until spring. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
Alberta’s moisture deficit troubling for this season

Alberta’s moisture deficit troubling for this season

Below average yield anticipated in Alberta due to low levels of precipitation.

Alberta’s moisture deficit troubling for this season
Vancouver Island’s Green Grocers with Soul

Vancouver Island’s Green Grocers with Soul

Daisy and Adam Orser have a passion for local, quality food at the Root Cellar in Victoria

  • Aug 23, 2018
Vancouver Island’s Green Grocers with Soul
While the pace of rising farmland values in Alberta slowed in 2017 for the second straight year, land still rose more than seven per cent and was near the Canadian average. File photo

Alberta farm land pricing remains strong

Values in central Alberta continue its steady climb due to demand

While the pace of rising farmland values in Alberta slowed in 2017 for the second straight year, land still rose more than seven per cent and was near the Canadian average. File photo
(L-R) Paul Flesher, president of Crust Craft Inc in Edmonton talks with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry minister Oneil Carlier about the $81 million in funding for expanded energy efficiency programs for the entire ag sector. Image: Government of Alberta

Alberta earmarks $81 million to help agriculture improve energy efficiency

Four-year funding arrangement to be spread out equally over four areas of agriculture

(L-R) Paul Flesher, president of Crust Craft Inc in Edmonton talks with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry minister Oneil Carlier about the $81 million in funding for expanded energy efficiency programs for the entire ag sector. Image: Government of Alberta
MSW Farms northwest of Ponoka has been able to take advantage of a farm internship program while passing on key skills to young potential farmers.                                File photo

Ponoka’s MSW Farms finds benefit in farm internship program

The Agricultural Youth Green Jobs Initiative aims to bring farm jobs to youths

MSW Farms northwest of Ponoka has been able to take advantage of a farm internship program while passing on key skills to young potential farmers.                                File photo
Keith Gabert, agronomy specialist with Canola Council of Canada, spoke to farmers about how important a good rotation and choosing the right variety is to improving yields and reducing the risk of disease. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

Ponoka and area farmers can hit yield targets by finding the right variety

Canola producers need to closely look at operations to help improve yields by 2025

Keith Gabert, agronomy specialist with Canola Council of Canada, spoke to farmers about how important a good rotation and choosing the right variety is to improving yields and reducing the risk of disease. Photo by Jordie Dwyer
Ponoka County brothers celebrate 100 year farm

Ponoka County brothers celebrate 100 year farm

It was in 1917 this family farm started in Ponoka County

Ponoka County brothers celebrate 100 year farm
A field of flax is quite a contrast from the canola, barley and wheat generally seen. Upon closer inspection, many fields are dealing with weeds and soil that is drying out in the excessive heat.Photo by Karen Douglass

Excessive heat getting to crops in Bashaw, Ponoka areas

Moisture and cooler temperatures needed to help improve central Alberta crop conditions

A field of flax is quite a contrast from the canola, barley and wheat generally seen. Upon closer inspection, many fields are dealing with weeds and soil that is drying out in the excessive heat.Photo by Karen Douglass
Hauling hay the old way - Brian Fankhanel drives his team of Belgians, Prince, 7 and Duke, 11, along Hwy 21. He uses the team throughout the summer hauling hay to keep them in shape for winter. In rural Alberta this scene unfolds on a regular basis. Photo by Karen Douglass

PHOTO: Hauling hay the old way

A team of horses stay in shape hauling hay during the summer months

Hauling hay the old way - Brian Fankhanel drives his team of Belgians, Prince, 7 and Duke, 11, along Hwy 21. He uses the team throughout the summer hauling hay to keep them in shape for winter. In rural Alberta this scene unfolds on a regular basis. Photo by Karen Douglass
Crestomere 4-H multi-club Achievement Day

Crestomere 4-H multi-club Achievement Day

Celebrating the Crestomere 4-H multi-club’s busy year

  • Jun 21, 2017
Crestomere 4-H multi-club Achievement Day
The central region of the province is at normal precipitation levels so far this growing season, while areas to the north have seen higher than usual moisture, which is hampering seeding efforts.                                Image: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry

Central Alberta farming moving along nicely

Timing of weather ensuring crops in Ponoka area are doing well

The central region of the province is at normal precipitation levels so far this growing season, while areas to the north have seen higher than usual moisture, which is hampering seeding efforts.                                Image: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry
Ponoka 4-H clubs honour their members

Ponoka 4-H clubs honour their members

It was an evening to honour hard work, determination and commitment for the Ponoka 4-H clubs.

Ponoka 4-H clubs honour their members