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FMC seeks award nominations Farm Management Canada is seeking to honour individuals or groups with the 2021 Wilson Loree Award. The annual award recognizes contributions to developing and promoting new and positive change in agricultural business management practices and expertise in Canada. Nomination attributes include: Have made significant contributions in the area of farm business […] Read more

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Sheep industry award presented Nancy Mallinson of Valley Livestock Supplies in Abbotsford, B.C., is the recipient of the 2021 Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers National Sheep Industry Award. The award recognizes excellence for achievements and service to the sheep and wool industry in Canada. Mallinson has held many roles in the Otter 4-H Lamb Club and […] Read more

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Conservation trusts available Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corp.’s call for letters of interest is open with more than $9 million available for land and water conservation projects in 2022. The Conservation and GROW Trusts provide funding opportunities for nature-based solutions to climate change. To date, the organization has committed $17.9 million to 119 projects with 44 […] Read more


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Beef agency elects directors The Canadian Beef Cattle Check-Off Agency recently held its second virtual annual general meeting and elected members and a marketing committee. The marketing committee is responsible for planning and establishing Canada Beef’s strategic, business and operational goals and objectives including the overall management and operation of the business and affairs. The […] Read more

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Feds fund food security Ottawa has announced $100 million for the Emergency Food Security Fund to support food banks and local food organizations coping with higher demand and fewer resources. The new funding will be divided between Food Banks Canada, Second Harvest, Community Food Centres Canada, Breakfast Club of Canada, Salvation Army, and La Tablée […] Read more


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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 […] Read more

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Man. growers fund innovation centre Manitoba Pulse and Soybean Growers has committed $200,000 as a sponsor of the Prairie Innovation Centre’s Collaboration Zone at Assiniboine College’s North Hill campus in Brandon. The centre aims to expand seats in agriculture-related programming from 300 to more than 800. Key to the success of the centre is the […] Read more

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Alberta 4-H elects board 4-H Alberta announced the appointment of its first elected board members at its annual general meeting in May. Joining the board are Scott Bodie (diversity director), Tim Church (area director, East/West Central), Andrea Hanson (area director, Calgary/South), Evan Jamieson (youth representative), Syeda Khurram (diversity director), Kathleen Linder (area director, Northwest), Nora […] Read more


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Grain safety program continues The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association and Corteva Agriscience Canada will continue to collaborate with the BeGrainSafe’s grain safety program through 2022. The rural community safety program provides rural fire departments with the training and specialized equipment needed to rescue individuals who become trapped in grain. Corteva’s sponsorship has enabled CASA to […] Read more

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FCC appoints directors James Laws and Michele Hengen have been reappointed to Farm Credit Canada’s board of directors for a three-year term. Rita Achrekar, Sylvie Chagnon and Michael Tees are appointed to a four-year term. College offers new BSc degree Lethbridge College’s new bachelor of agriculture science program is expected to launch in September. The […] Read more