AG Notes

Organic photo contest accepts entries

The SaskOrganics photo contest for 2020 is now open.

Photographs must capture the spirit of the organic community in Saskatchewan — from seed to fork.

Winning photos may be featured in the organization’s magazine and digital newsletter.

For more information, visit

Future gala goes online

The University of Lethbridge Agricultural Students’ Society took its Grow the Future Gala online because of COVID-19, and raised $10,000 to donate to Ag for Life.

Ag for Life is a non-profit organization that develops and offers hands-on educational programming to children, youth and adults via virtual learning classrooms and other digital assets.

More information is available by emailing

Blueberry council hires marketer

Clara Moran has been named the new marketing and public relations co-ordinator for the British Columbia Blueberry Council.

Moran will manage domestic and international marketing efforts, co-ordinate the organization’s public presence at local and global trade shows and events, oversee design, public relations and social media teams, and connect to the grower community.

Local food fund accepts applications

The federal government is accepting applications for proposals under the Local Food Infrastructure Fund, valued at $43.4 million.

The fund aims to strengthen food support organizations and help improve access to safe and nutritious food for Canadians at risk.

This second call for proposals will support small and large community-led projects at facilities such as urban gardens, community kitchens, food banks, and greenhouses.

Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis until funding has been allocated.

Projects valued at up to $250,000 will be accepted.

This second call for proposals could also support a cluster of organizations that are ready to enhance their regional food systems.

Under the first call for proposals of the program, 362 projects received funding of up to $25,000 for a total $6.6 million.

UFA makes Farmer’s Day donation

In recognition of Farmer’s Day, the United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative donated $40,000 for vital community support services during the pandemic.

The money follows up on $60,000 of donations UFA announced in May for local food banks and other initiatives.

At the same time, the Rural Communities Foundation has opened applications for the funding of projects that support either recreational, education events and activities, or cultural facilities and programs.

It is providing a $100,000 grant each year for five years.


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