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Ag Notes – Heifer sold twice

Help keeps pouring in for those affected by the forest fires in British Columbia this summer.

Purebred Charolais breeders attending the Interior Provincial Exhibition in Armstrong, B.C., in September raised $10,800 to help recovery efforts.

The money was raised by selling a heifer twice during the exhibition’s sale – first to as many people who wanted to make a donation and then to the producer who wanted to buy the animal. All money from both sales went to the forest fire fund.

Earlier this summer, CN Rail donated $30,000 to the Canadian Red Cross’s B.C. Forest Fires Response Fund.

New faces at Olds

Three foreign scientists are conducting technical research at the Olds College Centre for Innovation in Olds, Alta.

Daise Lopes of Brazil will spend two years on post-doctoral research that will look for compounds in native Alberta plants that may have a commercial value.

Carol Wang, originally from China, has a bachelor’s degree in botany and a master’s degree in bio-medical engineering technology.

Jose Carlos Marques, a chemistry professor on sabbatical from the University of Madeira in Portugal, will help develop standards and methodologies for the analysis of bioactive ingredients in plants, particularly red clover.

Research director named

The University of Saskatchewan has appointed Bryan Schreiner as director of research services and assistant to the vice-president of research.

Schreiner, who had been vice-president of the Saskatchewan Research Council’s environment-minerals division, will manage the university’s office of research services, which administers more than $100 million in annual research funding.

His responsibilities will include policy development, regulatory compliance and provision of information and support to faculty.

AFB appoints economist

Robert Young was named the American Farm Bureau Federation’s chief economist earlier this year and was to have started work at the U.S.’s largest farm organization Sept. 1.

He will direct the federation’s economic analysis team.

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