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Group recognizes Quarter horse heroes The Canadian Quarter Horse Association recently announced a national program to recognize those in the Canadian Quarter horse community who work as first responders and front-line workers. The CQHA “Q Horse Heroes” program will also acknowledge individuals who went above and beyond to support members of the Canadian Quarter Horse […] Read more

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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 saskorganics.org/saskorganics-photo-contest/. Future gala goes online The University of Lethbridge […] Read more

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Ag scholarships awarded Tyler Didyk, 18, of the Red River area has been awarded the 2020 Western Producer Scholarship of $1,000 as part of the 4-H Manitoba Scholarship Program. Didyk has been a member of the Headingley, Man., 4-H Club for 10 years and is graduating from St. Paul’s Collegiate in Elie, Man. The annual […] Read more


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Research grant Assiniboine Community College has received a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada grant of $190,880 to enable the expansion of applied research projects in Manitoba. The two-year research grant is expected to enhance regional innovation, productivity and competitiveness in agriculture. Ongoing collaborative projects include: studying sustainable crop production technologies and integrated […] Read more

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Farm labour development funded The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing $350,000 in labour market research and resources to help expand the agricultural workforce. The project will assess labour needs, then develop programs and training opportunities to prepare the workforce for a career in agriculture while filling that labour gap. Through the Canadian Agricultural […] Read more


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Animal nutrition webinar planned The Animal Nutrition Conference of Canada is shifting online and plans a webinar series for May and June at no cost to participants. Exploring the links between animal nutrition and animal health is the theme of the series that will feature leading speakers and topics. The move to online follows the […] Read more

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University appoints animal welfare director Georgia Mason is the new director of the Campbell Centre for the Study of Animal Welfare at the University of Guelph. The behavioural biologist is a professor in the Department of Animal Biosciences who studies how animals respond to captivity. She holds the Col. K. L. Campbell University chair in […] Read more

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SSGA postpones AGM The Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association is postponing its 107th annual general meeting scheduled for June 7-9 in Assiniboia. The meeting was put off due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information contact Chad MacPherson, general manager at 306-541-5023 or ssga@sasktel.net. Chair appointed for FCC The federal government has appointed Jane Halford as […] Read more


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Lakeland College Ag dean receives dairy award Josie Van Lent, dean of the school of agricultural sciences at Lakeland College in Vermilion, Alta., was recently honoured with the John J. Kennelly Western Canadian Dairy Seminar Award of Merit. The annual award recognizes substantial contribution to the western Canadian dairy industry in the areas of education, […] Read more

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SaskOrganics elects directors SaskOrganics filled three director positions last month. Amanda Bouchard (incumbent), Thomas Driedger Enns and Ryan Neilson were each elected. Elected officers include Wendy Wecker as president, Joel Mowchenko as vice-president, Heather Schmitt as treasurer, and Hélène Tremblay-Boyko as secretary. Will Oddie will remain on the board in an advisory capacity (past-president) and […] Read more