The July Tour is set for July 27th at the North Peace Applied Research Farm.
Doors open at 5:00pm, come to see the farm and talk about research and events.
Supper at 6:00pm, enjoy a meal with the NPARA staff and other local producers.
Speaker Presentations at 6:45pm
Research and variety tour starts at 8:00pm
Enjoy guest speakers…
Dr. Boyd Mori Assistant Professor, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci – Ag, Food & Nutri Sci Dept University of Alberta. Whos research is focused on the development of integrated pest management (IPM) for insect pests in field and horticultural agroecosystems. Dr. Mori’s research strives to provide growers with sustainable pest control strategies that reduces the reliance on insecticides and conserves beneficial species (i.e. natural enemies and pollinators).
Jason Casselman, Agronomy Specialist for Canola Council of Canada, Fairview AB.
Christi Friesen, Region 1 Director for Alberta Canola Producers Commission, Brownvale, AB
Please RSVP in advance for catering purposes.
$20.00 for members
$30.00 for non-members
RSVP at email@example.com or 780-836-0641
Join us April 19th, 9:00 at the Manning Fire Hall for a cattle seminar. Dr. Bart Lardner will be presenting research and information on grazing, feeding and nutrient management. Guaranteed to be a beneficial event for cattle producers.
Dr. Bart Lardner is a professional agrologist, senior research scientist, professor, educator, previously beef producer, cowboy, country/western band member and bull-rider.
He specializes and completes research in…
- Beef cattle nutrition
- Forage and pasture management
- Cost effective heifer development
- Effect of maternal nutrition on fetal programming
- Management of alternative calving systems
- Application of commercially available genomic technology
- Nutrient cycling in winter feeding systems
- Nutrient management in summer and winter grazing programs
- Supplementation strategies for low quality beef cow diets
- Water quality for beef cattle
Everyone is welcome at the Ag Drone School, from teenagers to retired agronomists, from government environmental agency staff to agtech entrepreneurs. You don’t even need to have a drone — only about ¼ of attendees already have an RPAS, many are just taking the course because they want to learn about it before purchasing anything.
After completion of day two, you will have your legal drone license (If you choose to take the Online Transport Canada test), drone flying experience, and additional information on drone use in the Agriculture industry.
During the course, Land View will talk about the uses & limitations of this technology for agriculture and exactly how you would go about using the data. We’ll discuss what is possible in vegetative remote sensing now and demonstrate exactly what sensors & software you would use on your farm.
Land View’s Ag Drone School deals with every aspect of productive, safe, and legal use of remotely piloted aerial systems by farmers & agronomists. Topics covered include:
- Introduction to Remote Sensing of Vegetation
- NDVI and other vegetative indexes
- Data accuracy: sensor types and calibration
- Future of crop imaging … hyperspec, thermal, machine learning
- From fly to apply: software workflows
- Use cases: the many uses of drones on farms
- Knowledge Requirements for Small Basic Operations:
- Air law, air traffic rules and procedures
- RPAS airframes, power plants, propulsion and systems
- Human factors
- Flight operations
- Theory of flight
Seem like something you would be interested in?
Register on the Land View Ag Drone School Website
Cost is $490 for two full days including lunches
$590 with a DJI Tello drone to keep for practice.
Contact Land View Drones if wanting Advanced Certificate training for $499.
Online Transport Canada test (optional, $10 fee payable to Transport Canada)
How is Soil Carbon measured? How is it carbon within the soil in regions documented? How does mapped soil carbon help me and my farm?
Do you have these questions?
Bring them and other questions to this event and speakers Dr. Kris Nichols and Kimberly Cornish just may answer them.
Join us at 1pm on February 9th at the Manning Legion Hall.
Dr. Kris Nichols and Kimberly Cornish have been mapping carbon throughout Alberta and have measured two locations in the Northern Lights County. At this event they will explain how and why. Dr. Kris Nichols and Kimberly Cornish will explain why carbon is beneficial for farmers and will educate on cropping systems that will influence long-term carbon sequestration.
Looking for ideas for the 2023 growing season? NPARA is hosting a Peace Living Labs Producer Workshop on December 1st. Topics will include intercropping, cover cropping, relay cropping, humic and vermi-compost products, and foliar and in-furrow fertilizer applications.
If you haven’t had a chance to fill out an application, or may still have questions, join us for an in-person event and have your questions answered! The On-Farm Climate Action Fund is a program aimed at providing financial assistance to producers that are, or have, adopted best management practices, and covers three stream: 1) nitrogen management, 2) cover cropping, and 3) rotational grazing.
Highly anticipated 3-day conference held in Edmonton (Double Tree by Hilton, West Edmonton), and featuring a suite of experts on soil health and grazing which include: Greg Judy, Dr.Bobbi Helgason, Dr.Dave Sauchyn, Dr. Ed Bork, Dr. Kris Nichols, Jay Fuhrer, Dr. Tim McAllister, Dr. Yamily Zavala, Dr. Monika Gorzelak, Daryl Chubb, Kim Cornish, Stuart Chutter, Dr. Yvonne Lawley, Kristine Tapley, producer panelists and more. Early bird deadline is October 31st!
Join us for a forage tour at the NPARA research farm on August 5th (10am-3pm). Guest speaker Barry Yaremcio (Yaremcio Ag Consulting Ltd) will do a presentation and accompany for a walking tour of the annual and perennial forage plots. Topics include: crop staging for maximizing cattle gains with annual forages, and the use of alternative feed for ration balancing. Free event. Lunch will be provided.
Join us at the NPARA research farm on the 21st of July for our annual field tour. New trials include: spring camelina, lupins, and corn intercrops. Guest speakers are Melissa Werkema (Future Analytics Inc), and Dan Doll (Alberta Canola Producers Commission). Melissa will present on the benefits of tissue testing via “sap analysis”, a new method for measuring in-crop plant nutritional levels.
Join us at the NPARA research farm on July 20th (9am) for a soil health workshop with Joel Williams (Integrated Soils). In the afternoon, Joel will accompany us, and we will head to Jackknife Creek Farms to visit two fields (cover crop mixture for swath grazing, and barley/annual ryegrass intercrop).