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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.”
Beavers are common in the North Peace Region, however sometimes their building abilities can impact farmers.
On April 25th, join us over your lunch hour (12:00pm MDT) to hear specialists with Cows and Fish present on topics about ecological factors, challenges, solutions, and case studies regarding these ecosystem engineers.
Event is free, just RSVP to receive the zoom link below or contact NPARA at 780-836-3354 or email@example.com
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
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
Join us for a nutrition and mineral management workshop in Grimshaw on November 8th. Speakers will be from Zoetis and Blue Rock Mineral. Coffee starts at 10am.
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.
Join us for a 2-day stock dog training clinic at the indoor riding arena (Manning Rodeo Grounds). If you have a dog (1 year or older preferably) you would like to train, or if you just want to observe how the training occurs, this would be an excellent clinic for you. Instructor Sarah Martin (GS Ranch) will go through both scenarios, and get you comfortable with training your dog for moving cattle and/or sheep. Training will take place with sheep. Lunch provided on both days.
Event starts at 9am at the Manning Legion Hall with a presentation. After lunch, Dylan Biggs (TK Ranch) will be conducting a live demonstration on the basics of good handling techniques, and delve further into low-stress techniques. Live demonstration will be held just north of Manning (4 miles west off of highway 35). Lunch included.
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.