NPARA Events

Past Events

When?

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

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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!

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Elaine Froese is a professional farm family coach, and specializes in helping families work through the tough issues to take action. She creates a safe place for families to meet, plan for change and clarify expectations. Studies show that farm families who talk regularly are 21% more profitable. Elaine not only assists families to meet and to talk – but to act! The cost of not acting is huge, your business’s legacy depends on your determination to get things done.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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