Ag Notes

Improving food security

The federal government is investing up to $338,708 through the Local Food Infrastructure Fund for seven organizations to improve food security in eastern Ontario in response to COVID-19.

Funds will be used to buy and install equipment such as freezers, coolers, storage equipment and LED lighting to help fresh food last longer to provide safe and healthy food to people with immediate food needs.

Stampede Junior Classic winners nnounced

Kehler Eaton of Lloydminster won the grand champion steer title during the Calgary Stampede Junior Steer Classic at Olds, Alta.

Reserve Grand Champion went to Claresholm’s Cheyenne Symens.

Both Eaton’s and Symens’ steers were in the heavyweight class, weighing 1,480 lbs. and 1,460 lbs. respectively.

Forty-two steers took the stage with $24,000 in scholarships on the line including cash prizes.

Alata. farmers market director launched

Finding a farmers’ market is easy with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry’s mobile app and website at sunnygirl.ca. Find where approved farmers markets are located, when they operate and their contact information.

The province has more than 150 approved farmers’ markets serving more than 100 communities.

Prof reappointed to tribunal

Geneviève Parent has been reappointed to the Canada Agricultural Review Tribunal for a three-year term, effective Aug. 31.

Parent is a professor at the faculty of law at Université Laval, where she is also the legal research chair in food diversity and security.

Her main areas of interests include food security, national and international agri-food law.

She has been active in research for more than 20 years with a focus on national and international legal instruments for ensuring food diversity, the impact of international law on Canadian and Quebec agri-food legislation and greater coherence between international economic laws to promote global food security.

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