On June 15th, North Peace Applied Research Association will be hosting an engaging full day workshop and a local pasture walk with Greg Judy, in which he will share his innovative ideas and speak on his own farming experiences, both successes and failures.
8:30 – 9:00 Registration – $20 for members, $30 for non-members
9:00 – 10:00 How to Think Like a Grazer
10:00 – 10:30 Fencing and Water Techniques
10:30 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 11:45 For Maximum Profits, Focus on Daily Animal Performance.
11:45 – 12:00 Questions
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch (Included with registration)
1:00 – 3:30 Pasture Walks
3:30 – 4:00 Wrap up with questions
Please register in advance for catering purposes.
Register by contacting us at email@example.com or call/text at 1-780-836-0641
Tickets are $20.00 for members and $30.00 for non-members.
Greg and Jan Judy are famous for their farming operation that includes of 1400 acres of 16 farms, four owned and 12 leased in Rucker, Missouri. They graze grass genetic South Poll cows, cow/calf pairs, bred heifers, bulls, stockers and a parasite resistant St. Croix hair sheep flock, a goat herd, and Tamworth pigs. They also direct market grass-fed beef, lamb, and pork.
The Judy’s place emphasis is on working in balance with nature and keeping inputs low. They do this by installing bird houses around farms for natural fly and insect control, wean calves and lambs are naturally, and providing their livestock with rich grazing pastures and fresh, clean water every day.
Ultimately, both Greg and Jan Judy have a purpose of creating healthy farms and healthy farmers. They do their best to mimic nature to improve their land, water, and animals “We’re going to build soil, we’re going to regenerate these farms, and we’re going to have a good quality of life.”
Greg shares his success by speaking, writing, and creating videos on his farming business. By promoting his grazing techniques, he hopes to help other ranchers create a lush forage and a sustainable environment. “Giving back to our farming community, to the current generation and the next, drives us to share what we’ve learned – what worked and what didn’t. We want to help you find your path to success.”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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)
Farmer Appreciation Night is back! Join us 5:00pm March 29th at the Battle Ag Hall for an entertaining night and meal. NPARA will be hosting the event in order to recognize our valued producers. The event is open to all people of all ages and there will be door prizes.
Stephen is a professional speaker, Youtuber and expert at using failure to make learning effective and efficient.
Stephen Robinson has spent the past four years learning over a 130 new skills, and documenting the process of learning those skills. He most well known for learning how to solve a Rubik’s cube while skydiving, but has many other skills on his resumé
Stephen has leveraged this collection of experiences into a fantastic and unique talk, which central themes touch on the value of failure, persistence and why you should always be bad at something.
Interested in attending but missed the RSVP and Ticket deadline? Contact us – 780-836-0641
Our Annual General Meeting will be at 1:00 P.M on March 27th 2023 at the Manning Legion Hall. At the meeting we will…
– Have a Short Business Meeting
– Provide an Overview of Current and Future Projects
– Show our Annual Report
– Have Jenna Butler provide a speaker presentation.
Jenna Butler is an author and scholar whose research into endangered environments has taken her from America’s Deep South to the Arctic Circle, exploring the ways in which we navigate the landscapes we call home.
Butler lives with three resident moose and a den of coyotes on an off-grid organic farm in Alberta’s North Country.
Either join us in person for some coffee with your laptop or online to go through and prepare applications for the On-Farm Climate Action Fund that opens up February 13th.
Federal grants, through the Agricultural Climate Solutions On-Farm Climate Action Fund (OFCAF) is available for the expenses of cover crops, nitrogen fertilizer, and rotational grazing
Eligible expenses that you can be paid back up to 85% or $75k include:
– Cover crop seed and cost of seeding
– Nitrogen-loss inhibitors, the cost difference between urea and ESN fertilizer and manure hauling
– New custom perimeter fence around crop land for post-harvest grazing, portable electric fencing equipment and Cross-fencing
– Solar panel powered waterers that support rotational grazing
– Legume seed such as alfalfa, sainfoin, cicer milkvetch, hairy vetch, and birds foot trefoil seed
Funding for this project (in part) has been provided by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada through the Agricultural Climate Solutions – On-Farm Climate Action Fund.
RSVP to learn more about OFCAF funding!!!
Bring your laptops and notebooks to the NPARA Office at 9:00 AM on February 2nd.
Coffee will be made and your local EFP technician(Lance) will be available to dedicate his time to help you fill in the EFP workbook so that you may get your certificate.
Certificates may be needed for certain Canadian Agricultural Partnership Grants.
If you have questions or would like to attend, please contact Josée or Lance at 780-836-3354
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.