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Events not to miss

Whether you are a crop or livestock producer there are
important events coming up over the next three weeks, you should plan to


The Southern Alberta Conservation Association is holding a
two day conference Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, 2010 at the Medicine Hat Exhibition
Centre in Medicine Hat.

It gets underway Nov. 30 with registration at 8 a.m. and

after opening comments the first keynote speaker is Preston Manning, who will
talk about how farmers can use some everyday tools to bring about change in
policy and programs that affect agriculture.

There are a number of other speakers the first day who will
talk about some bigger picture items related to agriculture, as well as
hands-on production and management topics. There are several speakers talking
about production topics December 1.

For more information visit their website at  or phone 403-381-5118.



And livestock producers will want to be in Vermilion Dec.1
and 2 for the Western Canadian Grazing Conference at the Vermilion Regional
Centre and Lakeland College.

The conference will feature a number of speakers with
hands-on information about pasture and grazing management. Topics will include

multi-species grazing, new technology, stockpiled grazing, climate, soil,
livestock nutrition and mob grazing to name a few.

For more information or to register phone 780-416-6046 or
visit their website at



Several excellent speakers are lined up to make
presentations Dec. 7 and 8 at the 12th annual Manitoba Grazing
School in Brandon. Being held at the Victoria Inn in Brandon, speakers include
Jim Gerrish, a well known U.S. grazing expert, Kevin Sedivec a professor at
North Dakota State University, Doug Wray, a long time beef producer from
Alberta, Brenda Schoepp of BEEFLINK on marketing, and several other speakers
during breakout sessions.

For more information or to register contact Pam Iwanchysko

with Manitoba Agriculture at 204-648-3965 or the Manitoba Forage Council at
204-254-4192 or visit their website at



The Alberta Barley Commission will hold their annual meeting
Dec. 10, 2010 at the Banff Park Lodge in Banff, AB.

The day kicks off with the barley commission business
meeting, followed at 10:30 by a number of speakers on topics ranging from
marketing to industry issues.

For more information or to register contact the Alberta
Barley Commission office in Calgary at 403-291-9111.

Hart is a field editor for Grainews in Calgary, Contact him at 403-592-1964 or
by email at
[email protected]


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Field Editor

Lee Hart

Lee Hart is editor of Cattleman’s Corner based in Calgary.


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